Holding Out HELP

Wade’s Story


Locked in a shed with a thin blanket in below freezing temperatures, Wade sat by the fire that he had built from scraps, fully convinced he would be dead by morning. Two years earlier, at the age of 14, Wade had been sent to a “house of hiding” in Wyoming with other troubled and “unworthy” FLDS boys.  Wade was hit by 2×4″s, withheld food and medical treatment. Fed up, Wade fled to Salt Lake City seeking refuge. He was gathered up by a brother who brought him to Holding Out HELP for assistance.  Because of the support from Holding Out HELP, he has been able to graduate high school and is now living independently on his own. The best part of Wade is his incessant humor that keeps us all laughing.

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