My name is Trenda Kemmerer. On October 24, 2001, I was found guilty for a crime I did not commit, and was subsequently sentenced to 55 years in prison. As of this date, I have lost almost 10 years of my life. The life I once knew will be no more. I am no longer the trusting, naive girl that I once was. My spirit has not been crushed. Man might have put me here, but God will open a window to gain my freedom. I refuse to let the "time" do me. I apply myself, set goals, achieve them, and do this time how I want to- by bettering myself and being the best person I can be. This is my story, and I hope that after reading it, you realize that what easily happened to me, could easily happen to you or a loved one.