CHAPTER 5

From Tragedy to Triumph

The day before her 11th birthday, Lynn and her younger sister were taken from their home and placed into foster care. It shouldn’t really have been a surprise, Lynn had endured endless amounts of physical and emotional abuse, and social services was finally stepping in to help.

For a short time, the two girls lived in various facilities together, while counselors attempted to repair their broken home. While away from the family their mother would visit, but instead of showering love on both of her children, she only paid attention to the younger daughter, choosing to blame Lynn for all that was happening. Eventually, the younger sister was taken back into the family home, while Lynn remained isolated and alone, ...

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