Young Girl Raped of Self-esteem

A look back at a difficult life and a bright future.

by ANITA LAIN • More.com Member { View Profile }
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I was a young girl who was raped of self esteem. Now I am 43-year-old mother of five boys. I have 12 grandchildren and currently am in college at the Illinois Center for Broadcasting, TV, Radio. Financial aid helped me, and I wouldn't be in school now to persue my dreams because I work parttime as a caregiver manager at Sunrise Assistance Living for $9.78 an hour with no benefits.

I've never been married. My first love was very, very abusive. It took me many of year's to get away. I was so torn.

The Second Babtize Church of Joliet helped me through my trials and triumps.

I have many more, but the grace of God will get me through anything! I'm beautiful inside and out and important!

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