“We stand here and it feels like we’re finally winning,” Tiffany Thomas Lopez said on stage at ESPN’s ESPY awards on Wednesday night. Lopez is one of the so-called “Sister Survivors,” the more than 150 women who were sexually abused by disgraced USA Gymnastics and Michigan State team doctor Larry Nassar. [ … ]
DENVER — Miss America of 1958, Marilyn Van Derbur, who parlayed her moments in the spotlight into a career on the motivational speakers’ circuit, told stunned hometown friends that behind all the glitter and glory is the nightmare of incest. The abuser, she told a press conference, was her father, [ … ]
Kathy Tuccaro endured physical, mental, verbal and sexual abuse throughout her life even as she became a nurse. Eventually the trauma caught up to her, costing Tuccaro her job, her home and even her will to live. But today, the 48-year-old drives the biggest truck in the world in the Fort McMurray oilsands, a second chance she says she will not [ … ]
A video commemorating the first Miles For Smiles Walk in St. John’s was produced by Gerry Carew and features ‘Be a Voice” by singer/songwriter Yvonne Goss from North Carolina. Yvonne, a victim of childhood abuse, wrote and recorded this heartwarming song to encourage us all to be the voice. In an [ … ]
Dave has experienced a truly extraordinary life. As a child, he endured the horrors of child abuse which included physical torture, mental cruelty, and near starvation. Dave was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous games–games that left him Dave nearly dead. [ … ]
Martina McBride Sings about the experience of child abuse.
Sometimes the line we take through life isn’t always the straightest, and the ghosts of our past can haunt us for a long time. Andy Bhatti has been through that struggle and came out on the other side. See more about him in this video.