A Child Called "It"

Dave Pelzer

David's story

David is a young boy that lived in Daly City, California, his story is unforgettable. David used to have a loving and caring family, until one day his mother completely changed. She became an alcoholic and would always abuse David. He also had two other brothers and his father which was his hero. He looked up to him and wanted to be just like him when he grew up. First of all, his mother made him do all the chores in the house, he rarely ever got food or new cloths, and wasn't even able to sleep in his own bed, he had to sleep in an old army cot in the basement. Besides this, as if it wasn't enough, David's mother would also play "games" on him to see if he could survive them. He had to use his head and think of ways to live. For example, one time, she turned on the stove and forced his arm on the flames, yet still wanted to put his whole body on it and severely burn him. He suffered a terrible and an unthinkable life. But, most importantly, David never gave up.

David's solution

Dave Pelzer was always getting beat up and could't stop his evil mothers rage. He even got picked on and bullied at school, yet it was still better than being at "the house." David was always alone and didn't have anyone to talk to. He was tired of being his mothers slave and needed to escape. As a result, she gave him the choice to leave, thinking he wouldn't be able to survive in the world by himself, but he took a chance and went for it. He left to a bar and met someone who fed him and was very nice, but also called the police. When the police arrived they took David into the police station. This led to them asking him questions about what him mother does to him and how she does it. Therefore, David decided to open up to them and tell the truth, he was finally free.
Dave Pelzer - Heres My Story