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Neglected, Abused, and Molested; Ron Couldn’t Escape

Despite 15 years of horrific and potentially fatal child abuse, Ronald T. tells his real life account of the struggles he endured in his youth and how he copes with his past as an adult. Read More »

Surrounding Myself with Hope and Love

My story isn't near as complete or dramatic as many others you will read. I have only remembered bits and pieces as I have grown older. My therapist reminds me that many block traumatic events in their life. It is more about sensations, smells, sounds that make me feel like that abandoned, sacrificed child. Read More »

Find Your Happiness

Itís difficult to put my twelve years of sexual, physical, emotional, and neglectful abuse as a child into words that would fit into a story here. As a child the abuse was a constant. My stepfather started sexually attacking me at age 5, the night of my mom's bridal shower. His attacks were always as hurtful as possible. He enjoyed the fear in my young eyes. Read More »

I Overcame

When I was young my father was gone most of the time and my mother was someone to fear. My father was an alcoholic and my mother had mental and emotional issues which she took out on me. I was beaten daily even when I had not done anything. Read More »

My Little Makhi

My grandson, Makhi, was 6 months old when my daughter let him stay with his father for the weekend. On Oct 9th, 2010 he physically abused my grandson. He fracture his skull in 2 places, caused a spiral fracture on his right thigh, there were human bites throughout his body and toenails, fingernails, and bruises on his face and on his body. Read More »

Facing Fear

I have always written to get my feelings out so I wrote a poem about facing my fears and overcoming my past. Read More »

Neglected, Abused, and Molested; Ron Couldn’t Escape

Despite 15 years of horrific and potentially fatal child abuse, Ronald T. tells his real life account of the struggles he endured in his youth and how he copes with his past as an adult. Read More »

Screaming in Silence

From the time I was 6 until the age of 17 I was sexually, physically and emotionally abused. I spent a lot f time with my motherís family and my older cousin. He started touching me and following me around. He was a drug addict and still is. If he couldnít pay for his drugs he would trade me for them. Soon it turned from him molesting me to him and three of his friends. Read More »

Thank You

My twin sister and I were taken away from our parents when we were 5 years old. We were taken to Childhelp and later placed in a foster home. Itís been difficult growing up with no parents, with no one to help us. Read More »

Behind Closed Doors

At the surface my family looked like a success story. My parents had bought a home by the time they were 18 and found great jobs, they were involved in the church, I was a straight A student and my father coached my little brothers little league team. We were the epitome of how a young family with the odds against them could make it. But behind closed doors it was a different story, Read More »

Talk to Someone

I was raped and molested for 14 years by my so called father. I told my mom at first and then as time went on I told anyone who would listen. Read More »

I love You Meggy

I had a friend, a best friend. Her name was Meggy. I would go over to Meggy's house all the time and we would have fun, just the two of us. Her mom would often come out of the bedroom scared and for a while, I didn't know why. Read More »

Scared Out of My Mind

I was born into a family that was very well known in my town. I have three siblings; two sisters and a brother. My parents fought often and it always seemed to be about me. No matter what I did, it was never good enough. Read More »

A Mother’s Perspective

So many people say a child is precious and a true blessing from God. I didnít know what feelings one had to possess to believe that until the day she was born...SCRATCH THAT...about three-months after she was born. I wouldn't say that I was suffering from post-partum depression, instead just dealing with the overwhelming feeling of just having brought another being into the world. Read More »

I lived in Fear

I was abducted, beaten and raped by a stranger. It wasn't a neighbor, a coach, a relative, a family friend or teacher. It was a recidivist pedophile predator who spent time in prison for previous sex crimes; an animal hunting for victims in the quiet suburbs of Lincoln, Rhode Island. Read More »

He Was My Father and I Believed Him

My parents were never really there for me when I was young; my dad left when I was a baby and my mom was in and out of my life. When I was 6 my mom sent me to stay with my dad and his new family. Naturally, I was ecstatic. I met him, his wife, and my brothers and I liked them all. Things were great until my dad started coming into my room at night. He started touching me and eventually having sex with me. Read More »

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