Over the course of our lives, most of us develop many friendships. Some are short and fleeting, while others change us forever. No one knows this better than Klynn Scales. Out of all of her friendships, none changed the life of Scales more than her friendship with Missouri police officer Jeff Colvin. They met when Scales was just a little girl. At only nine-years-old Scales would sit in front of her house to wave at her favorite police officer.
Over time, they both started looking forward to seeing each other, a ray of sunshine in one another’s life. Soon, weeks turned into months, and the two developed a beautiful, deep bond. Then, one day, Scales vanished. Afterward, when Colvin heard her address on the radio, he knew he needed to respond. However, he had no idea that his actions would impact Scale every day for the rest of her life…
1. Meet Young Klynn Scales
Back in the late ‘90s, at the age of nine, Klynn Scales lived in Kansas City, Missouri. On the outside, it looked like Klynn enjoyed the life of any other nine-year-old girl. Unfortunately, the Scales were far from a happy household. Worse still, their life meant Klynn never had the chance for regular life, like most girls her age.
Everything about Klynn’s life presented a challenge. From where she lived, to the environment her mother created, every step of Klynn’s life seemed like a hurdle. Then, in the middle of a hopeless world, the little girl finally found a ray of hope.