Quilliam hopes to eventually regain partial custody of the child, however, she doesn’t want to upset the young girl’s routine.
“I don’t think it’s fair to keep on tearing her from home to home and being unstable.
“I just want to be there, like, physically and mentally there,” she said.
Another of Quilliam’s future goals is to counsel individuals who find themselves in situations similar to her own.
“I want to help people that are like me.”
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This is the first story in a two-part series that shares the stories of two women recovering from mental illness and substance abuse. Wednesday, meet Crystal Crombleholme, who drew the strength to find wellness from a baby born to her in jail.