An inspiring memoir about choices; some good, some not so good. This is the story of an adult's mistakes, poor choices and circumstances that developed into a series of major physical, financial and emotional losses. Her story of triumph shows incredible strength and tenacity, as well as sheer determination to become successful against all odds.Now what were we going to do? The letter continued to inform us that permanent residency status could not be granted because moving back to Canada would not cause severe financial hardship for ... Such a waste of time and money. ... To make matters worse, Paul was not allowed to enter the U. S. ever again because he had a criminal record. ... It became a standard joke with the border guards, and.