Executive Director, St. Andre Home, CourageLIVES
Assistant District Attorney, Cumberland County
District Attorney, Cumberland County
“…So the other day she sent me a message asking if she could talk to me so I set up a time and she called. She had posted something about sex trafficking story I think last weekend or so and I had responded that I knew somebody who was a survivor and had a nonprofit organization fighting that and was invited to the White House last week. So when she called me she said when she saw that she knew she could talk to me about her story. She went on to tell me that her mother traffic to her and her two brothers from the age of 3 to 17 in Lowell Massachusetts. We talked for about an hour and a half and she’s been in therapy for 45 years. She’s in her 70s now. But I tried my best to tell her she needs to put it behind and learn to love herself and I shared your podcast interview with her. I wanted her to hear that you say that still there’s many different types of treatment/therapies you still regularly practice but most importantly that you have a little different need as times change. So she said she’s been looking at all your stuff on your the nonprofit page. I had a great conversation with her and was so pleased when the next day she texted me and said that she slept the night before for the first time in 40 years without the nightmares and the insomnia etc. etc.
I’m glad I had some resources to point her way. And I was so pleased that the conversation helped her. Having your group as a resource and your podcast for her to hear your story from a fellow survivor was a blessing. I just wanted to share that with you!