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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1495

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Tonight's special guest is Marnie Grundman from Toronto, Ontario, child abuse survivor and author of the book "Missing: A True Story Of A Childhood Lost." Marnie writes, "I have lived the majority of my life in the dark, ashamed of my time on the streets. Embarrassed that I had my first child at seventeen. Ashamed that I didn't complete my education. Damaged because of the sexual abuse I suffered at the hands of both strangers and a relative. I've realized that to fully heal I have to let the light shine in." Marnie was a child who belonged to no one. Gone missing at the tender age of 13, she experienced first-hand the worst of humanity. However, she didn’t just make it through; she rose above the darkness, becoming a beacon of light, of empowerment, for others to do the same. As one person said, “She is living proof that no matter what life hands you, you have within you the spirit to rise, to rewrite the outcome of your story, to create a life filled with love and happiness.” What began as a story of healing led to one of triumph, of the power of the human spirit, of one woman’s surthrival against all odds. Marnie has since become an advocate for the missing, working to change the perception of runaway children so they might finally get the help they need. Her compelling articles, engaging talks and interviews, and page-turning memoirs have become a shining light to the lost, the struggling. Marnie teaches people how not to live their damage, how to heal and overcome, how to rise up and reclaim a life of happiness.

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