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Fayth’s Story: Love, addictions and determination on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (SPH)

Mavis and Fayth in happier times. (Photo credit: APTN News)

‘When her grandma passed away that’s when her world was taken from her.’

Fayth Rose Alexis was born March 8, 1982 in Bella Coola, British Columbia.

Her mother Mavis Benson was just 16 at the time.

“Being really young and naive I just didn’t know what I was in for,” Mavis tells APTN News. “And after the labour I was just so exhausted and she was a beautiful little baby and I just totally fell in love with her when she was born.”

Fayth was admitted to St. Paul’s Hospital where her wounds will be treated – and now Mavis fights to keep her in there long enough for her wounds to heal. She is hopeful Fayth will also agree to going right into treatment too.

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