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Finding the Light, After the Storm

Take a Stand president, Leslie Shaeffer, has witnessed the struggles of those that have been sexually assaulted. A year after her incident, she speaks out about finding herself again and finding love when she thought it would never happen. 1,630 more words


A Real Survivor Interview

Matt Couillard was 9 years old and on a ski trip in Turkey, where his father Mike Couillard, was stationed as a LT. Colonel in the United States Air Force.   1,143 more words

Keeping cool in the tough times

It is hard to imagine feeling hot and bothered in our chilly winter weather, but cancer treatment can play havoc with our normal body temperature. 295 more words

Advocates For Breast Cancer

A's Story - "When I believe in something, I fight like hell for it!"

When I believe in something, I fight like hell for it! 

Steve McQueen

When I was asked to write an article on how I coped with domestic violence, my first thought was, ‘I don’t know, I just did’.  1,125 more words

Domestic Violence


I was raped little over 6 years ago. It was May of 2010. The date I’m unsure of, which I’m grateful for. I can probably figure it out if I wanted to, but I don’t. 1,596 more words

Survivor Stories

Healing Won't Remove the Memory

Healing won’t remove the memory

For years, I dreamed and believed that I could forget what happened to me as a child. I really thought healing would remove the memories. 878 more words


A survivor shared this beautiful poem she wrote with us:


How has this affected me?
How has this not affected me.
Am I even the same person any more? 773 more words

Survivor Stories