'You don't have to live your life like this,' he said. He put a wad of cash on the bed, handed me the key to the hotel room and walked out. I never saw the man again. ...He could see something in me that I couldn't see in myself. He could see someone better than who I had become...
Angel Cortello was lost in a world of emotional problems, addiction, prostitution and the street life. This is the true story of how she chose recovery and freedom, even in the midst of consequences such as HIV.
Angelena Cortello lives in Alexandria, Louisiana with her cat Mittens. She attends the Pentecostals of Alexandria and works as a tech at the recovery center where she was diagnosed with HIV. She spends her life mentoring women who are in recovery from addictions.