On April 21, ten interns graduated from our PECO Veterans Training and Employment Program. Thomas Walker was one of them, and will leave the program to work with Manna.
Thomas Walker was born in Richland, Georgia. He was very young when his father deserted his family. At nine, he was kidnapped by his paternal aunt and brought to Philadelphia, where several members of his father’s family lived. His mother had no idea what had transpired and concluded her son had drowned in a nearby swamp. His abrupt removal from his mother “left a hole in my heart,” remembers Thomas.