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Strength Comes from Healing


I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse.

I was abused when I was 8 years old by my father. I remember the shock and fear, along with the disbelief and confusion. I felt so alone with the weight of this terrible secret.

I am now 49 and suffer with PTSD, functional neurological disorder, and chronic fatigue syndrome. The pain never goes away, but strength comes from healing and leaning into letting go of hate, rage, and above all, guilt.

Saprea is wonderful, and it means the world to me.

–Nicolette, Survivor