Madonna became a member of the Dream Team in 2016 and is no stranger to healthcare and housing advocacy work as she was once addicted to crack cocaine and lived on the street for 23 years. She started smoking crack when I was 21 and stopped when I was 44. I have now been clean for over 16 years. Today, advocate and help others by telling my story, what happened to me how to get there and how I changed my life. I went to school, got an education, and unfortunately have been sick and had many surgeries. I am a strong woman, who only knows how to move on.