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Lori Davis-Dawson
Bus Driver, Sarasota County Schools Transportation

Location: Bradenton, FL United States
Birthday: Feb 2nd
Joined: Apr 6th, 2012
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My story is a special one, I've had a stroke when I 36 years old, and my children were broken apart at the time. My oldest was 13 and I had just had a 2 year old that was getting ready to put on his running shoes. My mother had passed on, I don't know if she made it in or not but, I have to be concerned my salvation. No one can go for you but, you. Mama can't help you with this.
So, let me tell you that I was on the path of self destruction, I had moved to Atlanta,GA. in 1999 after my mother had passed and was looking to find myself when my stroke occurred. I was sleeping with all kind of men, trying to destroy myself, doing sexual things for favors which is a form of prostitution but, I didn't realize what I was doing until later when I came to know the father. I was brought up in the church. I continued going to church and was at my post at the door as an usher hung over or not. God spoke to me one time before I had my stroke and he said, " I want you to sing and dance for me!" and I wasn't trying to hear that, so I went on about my business as usual. You guys have to remember that he is a jealous God and he wants what he wants and when he says it ! Two months later, I had my stroke. I was a110lbs before I had my stroke. I sung one time in church before my stroke and I had a voice.
The stroke paralyzed on the whole left side of my body a term called hemiparesis. One of my friends, Kia, her and her daughter use to come to the hospital all the time to see me because Kia had gotten into a bad accident and had to go through what I was going through. They did the tests and never found a cause for my stroke as a matter of fact, I just had a check up about 2 days before at which time the doctor stated everything was fine.
My neighbor's use to watch my children when I went to work at night. I was working at MCI Communications in Alpharetta, GA, when I had my stroke. I was at home after work lying on the floor, I kept trying to get up off the floor but, was unable to on my left side but, my right side was working fine. So, I got up with the aid of my oldest son. I drove to my neighbors house and got out of the car with my children in tow. My neighbor warned me before I went back to Florida which is where I'm from originally, that my dad planned on splitting my children up up if I went back but, it wasn't until we were on the way that I found out his real intentions. He was planning on leaving my 2 year old at the time with my brother and his wife while I continued to my great uncle. I didn't want to leave my baby with anyone to raise. I fought with him all the way down and when we finally reached Tampa, FL, I took my baby inside and there he lived until he was 8 years old. I had to schedule a time to see my own child cause I wasn't allowed to see him unless my brother was off and that's one of my uncles had time to take me up to Tampa. It was awful.
It wasn't until 5/19/08 when I finally retrieved my son. I was married and stable making good money with the same job I have now because the reason my dad gave me is that I'm not stable and he doesn't want his grandchild in that kind of environment. Well, my uncle who's an Apostle told me on the Sunday prior to that date that I better go get my child regardless of what my father says and he hears God. You guys remember the last two times I didn't heed the word of someone that hears God. So, I was not going to test him again.
My brother and I are not close anymore for this reason nor my dad, as a matter of fact, he told me if to let him stay there or to not ask him for anything ever again to which I replied that's fine. We are happier now than ever. The great-uncle that I was living with has since passed, his son and his grands were living in the house and my son and me. As you can imagine, it was a big house out in the middle of where they still used well-water. The little town just got connected to city-water. I have a total of 4 boys now and we're all living under the same roof. I told you my story was a great one.
Current Whereabouts:
The things of my father, like intercessory prayer, to prophecy, spiritual interpretation of dance and things of the spirit. I am about my father's business.
Life & Professional Aspirations:
My aspirations in the long run of things is since I've gone through much adversity in my short lifetime in this world, my ultimate goal would be to obtain a doctorate in Psychology, while working as a paramedical to fund my doctorate's program. I want to help people that en counter betrayal and deceit on personal levels because I've lived through it and it's not easy turning the other cheek and being who God called you to be. It's not easy but, "if it had not been for the Lord who was on my side, where would I be?(Juanita Bynum, n.d.)"
Education   (request update)
Alabama State University class of
Undergrad Major: Medicine
Claim To Fame:
I have four boys ranging in age Michael is 21, Uhri 10, Jalyn 6,Isaiah 2. It's hard going back to school at my age but I believe in all things are possible through Christ that strengthens us. Yes, I am woman of God and my testimony is great but, we're so unworthy of his grace and mercy. I can only speak for myself. I'm so undone. Everyone needs some form of deliverance and he's still working on my perfection. Currently, I want to pursue a degree in paramedical in order to fund my ultimate goal of obtaining a doctorate in psychology.
Most Memorable Moment:
I was a Kappa Kappa Psi Sweet heart and when an Omega Psi Phi came up to me and lit up his lighter to me; I later found out that he was wanting me to pledge Delta. So, that was a memorable moment for me. I had a 4.0 my freshman year in college.
High School: Booker High School in Sarasota, FL class of 1987
Activities & Accomplishments:
Cheer-leading, Track and Basketball.
Best Memories:
We use to have fun when we were in school unlike children today, they're grumpy when they get on the bus in the mornings, yes I am a school-bus driver. We went to a performing arts school and were free to dance in the halls like a real life fame school of the arts that was on TV. Well I remember, I couldn't wait to get to school. My overall goal is to be a counselor in Sarasota County Schools one day. I've had a stroke which hindered me from continuing my degree and much to my dismay, I found that it didn't affect my abilities too much. I had to go through some rehab but, it's slowly coming back. I am attending Argosy University where I currently have a GPA of 3.7 and is being threatened by the math course that I'm taking. Math is not my favorite subject. Algebra I love but, I just can't get into the geometry.
I currently work with Sarasota County Schools Transportation as Bus Driver
I have 10 years of experience working in the Customer Service and Call Center industry.
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