By the age of four, Roger had been abandoned, first by his parents and then his grandparents and placed in a Florida orphanage. Unable to adapt to the difficult, often cruel and abusive environment of the orphanage, and stigmatised by his repeated attempts to run away, he was transferred to a Florida reform school at age twelve. Roger's poignant recollections of his painful childhood experiences will take you into the heart of a child abandoned by his family - and abused by the system responsible for his care. Roger's first book - 'Orphan' - is now available.
A chance meeting brings back memories of a difficult childhood.
A boy helps out 'the deaf kid' who is being picked on by the orphanage bullies.
A vivid memory of an incident from the life of an orphanage child.
* Story contains bad language
A young boy's attempt to model himself on Elvis highlights the realities of life in an orphange.