Categories: Other, Survivor Stories

Dave Moody’s Story of Hope and Healing

Throughout the Atlanta area, David Moody is known as a capable and successful commercial contractor. His award-winning contracting company, C.D. Moody Construction, is the second-largest minority-owned business of its kind in the state of Georgia. He is also a survivor of child sexual abuse. Dave kept his abuse a secret for 26 years before he …

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Surviving and Thriving: Sexual abuse survivor looks to spread awareness

Excerpt from The Daily Times. When Rhonda Stinnett first saw the news of a recent court case — wherein a Blount County man was sentenced to probation after the alleged physical and sexual abuse of three young children — she felt sick. Then she felt anger, and then, finally, resolve. Armed with that resolve, she …

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In hope of helping others, delegate reveals abuse as child

Excerpt from Delegate C.T. Wilson stepped to the podium of a state Senate committee during a routine hearing, about to confess a secret. He took a deep breath. “I don’t really, really want to be here,” he said. Wearing a gray suit, years removed from his daily nightmare, Wilson told the senators that as …

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A Survivor Tells Her Story

Sometimes we are asked why we use the term survivor instead of victim. This is why. Words cannot express the admiration we have for survivors like Anna Lee Gruenwald, who are able to not only overcome, but to speak up about their abuse to help others. Thank you, Anna. For more information on preventing child …

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“Take that away, and I am just a victim.”

We as a society have made much progress in spreading awareness and understanding of child sexual abuse as an issue. Unfortunately, we still see examples of an outdated tendency to blame victims for the actions of abusers. Yesterday, we were happy to read that in the tragic case of a 14-year old girl who was …

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