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  •  Thank you Andrea - for sharing your past and your (0+ / 0-)

    pain.  I, too, felt like I was getting "justice" yesterday with the verdict handed down to Sandusky.  I did not get to face my abuser either, to hold him accountable for what he did to me.  To face him and tell him what his actions had done to me, to my life.

    I open the "Bearing Witness" book to the young men as follows:

    "When you spoke, you spoke for me, for the 5-year-old girl that I was.  In your justice, I found justice; relief, peace, solace.  You may never realize how finding your voice gave voice to the masses, gave me a voice after 31 years.  And for that, I, we, the survivors, are forever grateful."
    These boys are heroes in my book.  Just as you are, Andrea, for standing and telling your story, as painful as it is.  Thank you for sharing it here with us.  

    Roxine

    "...I am the master of my fate/I am the captain of my soul" Invictus - William Ernest Henley Please donate to TREE Climbers, our 501(c)(3).

    by Roxine on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 11:01:56 AM PDT

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