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Who Said It Couldn't Be Done
DENISE, born and raised on Chicago’s west side, is the eldest of seven children. At the age of twelve, her mother introduced her to shooting heroin. This lasted for over fifteen years; she lived as a man and dropped out of school in the fourth grade. She embraced the street life of drugs, prostitution, and crime. Her life was filled with poverty, incest, molestation, drug addiction, and incarceration. DENISE grabbed hold to a seed of hope in spite of the life she had created for herself. Being at the right place at the right time, she heard the deliverance testimony of a recovering addict. The woman was telling the story Denise had been living. She received that message and accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal Savior in 1986. Through Christ, the very course of her life was altered. She accepted her calling as a Deliverance Minister in God’s True Holiness. Her belief system and faith are based on the doctrine of The Lord Jesus Christ. For the past 29 years, she has been clean and sober and full of inner peace with her past. She lives by II Corinthians 5:17(KJV)”Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation: old things are passed away; behold, all things are new.” DENISE had vowed never to return to school after dropping out in the fourth grade. But, she changed that vow after seeing what education had in the lives of her peers. Education had truly transformed them and allowed them to have a better life. So, she enrolled in Olive Harvey College and received her GED in 1993. Next, she enrolled at National-Louis University in 2005 and received her B.S. in Behavioral Sciences in 2007. Then, she continued her studies; she received her graduate degree from in Spertus College in Nonprofit Management with a specialization in Human Services Administration in 2009. DENISE founded “Tender Touch NFP” in 2004 for ex-offender women and youth. She is the author of Who Said It Couldn’t Be Done; she’s working on her 2nd book “Break Free” and continues to spread the message of Hope.