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This is What Strength Looks Like
August 19, 2016
Few of us can imagine the strength, endurance, focus and extra-human training required to qualify to earn a spot at the Olympics, much less compete and earn a gold medal. Yet, in the words of Kayla’s coach, Jimmy Pedro, “Mentally, Kayla will not break. She’s already fought the toughest battle of her life, so walking onto a judo mat is nothing for her.”... (read more)
I found a life worth living...
Read the story of one survivor's journey to healing: "It feels like those old movies where everything starts in black and white and then a switch is flipped and everything is touched by beautiful technicolor." Paige's story.
Aiming high to reach more survivors who need scholarship support for therapy... and news of the year.
"To the outside world I was still the perfect image of a smart, happy, young girl. But I have memories from that time that are so sharp they cut like the edge of broken glass."
"Something about sharing my story in a group of other survivors changed me. ... I found a life worth living that I didn't even know was possible."
Hear about Paige's journey of healing and more in our Annual Report.
Apply today for a free writing workshop for survivors Sept. 10-11:
"The Stories We Tell"
What to do
Premier Fall Luncheon
October 5, 2016 12-1pm
Pacific Tower Panoramic Room
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When you see someone you love suffer and become vulnerable it's very hard to take care of yourself – but it is crucial for both of you.
"Was a Man in your Life Abused?," article featuring Shepherd's Executive Director Janice Palm