Clayton's Survival Story
Patti says she did everything she could to help Clayton heal. "Holding him, loving him. Getting him through the rough nights that he couldn't sleep," she says. "I just kept him close. I didn't want any harm. No more harm. I wanted him to be a boy."
Clayton says he remembers when he first moved in with Patti. "I was waiting for my mom, mostly," he says. "I was having fun playing with the other children that I never got to do. And after foster care, that kind of helped me develop to be a normal child and then just waiting to actually be settled in somewhere."