It was the first time she missed their daily appointment and he immediately knew something was terribly wrong. You won’t believe what happens. The Scales family was struggling. At only nine years old, Quinn watched as her mother did everything she could to provide for the family, but in the end, it simply wasn’t enough. It always seemed like the world was against them and every time they took one step forward, they would be forced to take another three steps back.
It didn’t help that they were also living in a very tough neighborhood in Kansas City. Violence was an everyday norm and drugs were sold regularly on the streets. It was a tough place to live and not the best situation for a young girl to grow up in. Money was also a constant problem. Bills were piling up left and right, and keeping food on the table regularly was hit or miss.
There were many nights that Clyne had to go to bed hungry due to the lack of funds for a decent meal. It didn’t help that her mother soon turned down a dark path. Tired of struggling, Clint’s mother turned to drugs and the violence they had worked so hard to keep out of their home was suddenly infecting it. Clyne found herself having to be the light for her brothers, transforming into a mother and caregiver. Thankfully, despite the despair and sadness, Flynn was able to find solace in one person.
It was someone she never expected to care giving the area she lived in and her upbringing, but it was a welcome surprise that would make an impact on her life. For Officer Jeff Coleman, patrolling the neighborhoods of Kansas City was a routine he had grown accustomed to. The area he worked was known for his shady business dealings and high crime rate, which meant Culvin had to stay hyper alert during his patrols. He never knew what unexpected situation he could find himself in. One day, COVID noticed a young girl in the neighborhood he patrolled.
He smiled at her and he noticed her eyes lit up with a grin. She waved back. It was a simple gesture, but Coleman knew the kids living in the area had it tough. However, he never imagined that one wave would turn into something so much greater. Over the course of the next few weeks, Coleman and Clinton would meet in the same spot and he would wave while she smiled.
It became a daily routine for the girl and Officer One. He had no idea brought her so much joy due to her troubled home life. As time continued to pass, COVID and Clyne would begin to form a bond. They would talk about the weather, her day, as well as dreams, goals and aspirations. However, there was a secret Clin was keeping from him.
Despite giving off the appearance of a happy little girl, Clint was struggling. As her mother’s condition and absence from her life grew. The young girl was forced to step up to the plate and become the adult in the family. Covid had no idea how hard her life was with her mother rarely home, Glenn had to make sure there was food to feed her two brothers. This led to her stealing food from the local 711.
Clint knew that stealing was wrong, but what other choice did she have? There had been too many times she and her brothers went days without food and she refused to let them go hungry. Officer COVID was the one person in Queen’s life she could count on. Every day he would show up at their spot and he became a role model and very important person in his life. However, one day everything changed.
One sunny afternoon, Coleman arrived at the spot where he met Clint to find her missing. She had never missed their routine gettogethers and he was surprised that she would suddenly vanish. He’d grown quite fond of the girl and was worried something might have happened to her. Covid decided to check on Clin and drove over to her house. He had followed her once to make sure she had gotten home safely so he knew exactly where it was.
However, when he knocked on the door, nobody answered, but then he heard a moan followed by movement. While he wasn’t in the habit of breaking into someone’s home, Coleman had a terrible gut feeling that something was wrong. After making his way inside, he found Clyn lying on the floor, pale and shivering. He realized she was very sick and immediately called an ambulance. After being rushed to the hospital, Clyne was diagnosed with severe malnourishment.
According to the doctors, Coleman had saved her life by finding her because she wouldn’t have lasted another day without treatment. Talk about being a Guardian Angel. Through all the bad situations, I would just picture him saying that he was there for us and if we ever needed him, he would be right there, Clyn would recall later. He would always protect us so those words would come to me during the worst times of my childhood life. After COVID saved Clan, she would end up moving out of the area as the years passed.