He'd had enough. After years of abuse at the hands of his father, 12-year-old Roger Brooks was ready to stand up for himself.
Originally from Illinois, Brooks, now 49, came to Campbellsville in 2004. But his path here was anything but easy.
"When I was little, I was put in a home because my family said they couldn't handle me," Brooks said.
Born with developmental disabilities, Brooks was verbally and physically abused by his father.