Tonight's special guest is Lisa Zarcone from Springfield, Massachusetts, a returning NAASCA family member and the NAASCA Ambassador for her state. A child abuse survivor and activist, she's the author of 'The Unspoken Truth, A Memoir.' Her book is about childhood neglect and abuse at the hands of her severely mentally ill mother and others. Lisa says, "I wrote my story to promote awareness for mental health issues, child safety and to bring a voice to so many who have the same unspoken truth as myself." She uses three words to describe her childhood experiences: horrific, disgusting and hideous. Her home life left a lot to be desired. "My mother would bring all types of strange people into our home, which set me up as prey." Lisa buried the abuse deep inside herself for years. In the 'The Unspoken Truth', she shares her story through the eyes of a child, giving the reader a first-hand view of abuse through the child's perspective. This is a profound look at her life as it has unfolded. Lisa gained her voice by validating her story, and she healed through the process. By looking at the views and perspective of the people in her life that hurt and abused her, she found understanding and forgiveness. It was a difficult journey to get to this point in her life, but she dug deep into her past and sifted through the rubble piece by piece. Lisa is passionate about advocating, raising awareness and pushing for change! Her motto is 'Embrace The Journey', because you never know what will fall into your path, and every moment is a valuable lesson.