Episode 5: Wendy

Wendy was an involved and pro-active mother when her son was growing up, but it just didn’t seem to be enough to keep him out of trouble. She thought maybe the discipline of the military or police work would help him straighten out– she never expected he would end up on the other side of the law. Michael served his time in the Aboriginal rehabilitation program in Canada. Wendy muses on how she feels lucky, comparatively, even considering the very difficult circumstances her family has faced.

Unconditional
Unconditional
Episode 1: Yvonne
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  • Episode 1: Yvonne

    Episode 1: Yvonne

    May 18, 2017 • 16:28

    “I was worried, at 77, that I would never see my son again. I figured I would be going to my grave and not see him no more.”

  • Episode 2: Dinny

    Episode 2: Dinny

    May 18, 2017 • 23:51

    “The depth of the sorrow you feel when your child has done something very wrong— I mean, it’s not a little thing, it’s not like he’s taken someone’s pail in […]

  • Episode 3: Rebecca

    Episode 3: Rebecca

    May 18, 2017 • 23:47

    “When you were younger I could always stand in front of you and protect you. I may not be able to protect you anymore because you're an adult, but I'm not going anywhere.”

  • Episode 4: Jackie

    Episode 4: Jackie

    May 18, 2017 • 26:43

    “It seemed he would disappear inside himself. I just put it down to, 19-years-old, baby, no job, living with your parents. I didn’t realize there was other things happening up there. I had no idea.”

  • Episode 5: Wendy

    Episode 5: Wendy

    May 18, 2017 • 25:45

    “He had the perfect life. I thought everything was perfect. How could he do this?”

  • Episode 6: Farhat

    Episode 6: Farhat

    May 18, 2017 • 23:51

    “It's like a dream-- it's like a nightmare. It was behind glass, he came in that orange suit..."