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Amanda’s Story – “Why Me?”

“Why me?” was the ongoing question I found myself asking. Growing up in my family was tough. My dad preferred his booze over marriage, so truthfully, I think my parent’s divorce was the best thing for my mom. My older brother Taylor, my younger sister Al and I grew up travelling back and forth; every …

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Tania’s Story

I was born in 1960. Between the ages of 4 and 7, my father’s best friend repeatedly sexually abused me. Several years later he killed himself. Shortly after his death, I received a call from his wife. He’s dead, she said, and it’s all your fault. Childhood sexual abuse is a prison without bars. It …

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Kayla’s Story

Kayla's Story 2
Darkness, fear and shame are what I felt when I told my mom on my thirteenth birthday, that “He did it to me, too.” Those six words and the actions of a forty-two year old former family friend, firefighter, and policeman changed my life forever. I, like one in ten children in the United States, …

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Natalie’s Story

I was molested by my father from as early as I can remember, until the age of eight. I was not sure what was going on. I thought that it was normal, even though my father told me not to tell my mother. I was always a well behaved child, however my father would tell …

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Jenna’s Story – Jenna’s Law

Jenna's Law - Jenna Quinn
The following is an excerpt from the new book, Pure In Heart: A Memoir of Overcoming Abuse and Passing Jenna’s Law, by Jenna Quinn. In the passage, Jenna talks about the painful realization of when she and her mother first learned about the warning signs of child sexual abuse at the hospital where Jenna received …

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