A lot of people have a story like mine, but few are willing to talk about it.
Robert grew up in a small mill town on the fringe of Gary, Indiana. He had a typical blue-collar upbringing, but all that changed when he turned 13 and his dad was diagnosed with ALS. For the next five years, Robert found himself in a household without faith or resources like community to make things easier.
Robert was the first in his family to graduate from college, but a degree in finance proved of little value going into the Great Recession of 2008. Just a year later, his mother’s lifelong battle with bipolar disorder ended with her suicide, one of five in the family.