Founder of Pegasus dedicates career to ending cycles of abuse


When you think of a kid’s summer break, you probably think about vacations, weeks at camp, trips to grandma’s and long days spent outside having a well-deserved break from homework, projects and the structured, repetitive life one typically associates with a classroom setting.
In 1968, Robert Ellis spent his entire summer bedridden and unable to walk, confined to a cot in a small North Austin house he shared with his biological mother, her husband and four half siblings.
“My biological mother’s husband broke my back,” recalled Ellis, sipping a Diet Coke in the man cave of his Lockhart home, a cool respite from the scorching summer heat. “He picked me up over his head and my back just snapped.

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