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March 16, 2010
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I am new to this, but I felt compelled to write.
I was abused a s a child, sexually, physically, mentally. My dad is the earliest that I remember physically and sexually. Both my parents were alcoholics so their drinking friends felt they could abuse me too. Mostly inapropriate touching and one friend of theirs tried raping me, but I was too small.

I ended up running away at 13 and went to a girls home. I loved it there. Everyone was so nice to me and I didn't know how to act, really. But i remember eating the attention up like it was candy. You see, even though I was abused I still wanted my parents love or to at least say the words. But they never did. I would of done anything to hear those words from them!

Anyway I am 47 years old now and have went sown a hard road for the last 25 years. I ended up being an alcoholic and going to prison behind my drinking. I never could seem to leave the bottle alone. It was what gave me courage and I felt happy inside. I know that my childhood caused to me to turn out the way that I did, but I no longer blame those people who abused me. I am an adult now and I have to make better choices for myself today. I have forgiven those who have hurt me in the past just as I had to ask for forgiveness from the people that I had hurt over my drinking.

This type of abuse does affects us and there is no doubt that we can become better from it.
I have been sober 5 years now and I do honestly enjoy life today. But it has not been easy to get to where I am today.

I want to say to all of you that I am sorry that you had to go through what you have and my heart goes out to you and I know how you feel. We are all children who deserve to have a loving home to grow up in.

Thank you for listening.

March 20, 2010
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I think there is something in the un charter of rights for children that they have the right to education, healthcare, shelter, food and freedom from abuse. Would be great if there was actual action on this. Circumstances vary. Freedom from abuse-how to police that one??!! Thank you for sharing your story. And I am sorry that you are the one who had to spend time behind bars. That's injustice for sure.

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