Katie Bates, Canyon, Idaho
Interview By Sasha Abramsky | Posted Wednesday April 25, 2012Download MP3 Audio (Right Click this link & select Save)
Pregnant at the age of fifteen, Katie Bates dropped out of high school. Over the decade that followed, she had four children and developed a methamphetamine addiction. In 2009, she went through drug court, got clean, and began volunteering at the Western Idaho Community Action Program. Today, she works at WICAP’s food pantry. Here she discusses addiction, poverty, abuse, and how she retains her optimism despite the hardships she has lived through.
La Shae from Mountain view Hawaii on Saturday April 28, 2012:
Very strong willed lady. You are trully strong
KATY BATES from CALDWELL ID on Wednesday May 2, 2012:
THANK YOU VERY MUCH
Pamela Post from Vale, Oregon on Thursday May 3, 2012:
That was very good, I’m so proud of you and love you very much!
Dianne Payne from Caldwell, Id on Friday May 4, 2012:
You are a very strong and amazing person Katie and you can and have proven that you will make it through any hardship that comes your way. I as well struggle from panic dissorder as you know and that alone can make the world feel like its coming down on you but your a powerhouse and your going to go to the top. Keep your head up always, its beautiful out there reguardless of all the ugliness. I love you girl, stay forever strong!!! Nanners