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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3130

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Tonight's special guest is Jori Nunes from Modesto, California, a child abuse survivor and author who says, "I grew up extremely neglected. I don't recall ever being loved appropriately. I was raised by a mother diagnosed with multiple personalities, one being ‘dark'. She was nick named CJ for Crazy Judy. I hated her." Her father wasn't much better. "My father was absent but when I did see him I was a nervous wreck, praying he wouldn't touch me. He used to tell me to hold his hand in public and would say people thought I was his girlfriend. He took me dumpster diving." Jori continues, "I grew up sleeping with everyone and anyone since my mother told me to. She reminded me it was better than being raped to just do it." Jori had 3 kids from 3 different fathers but did not graduated from high school. A young friend, a teenage Mormon mother, taught her by example how to mother her own children. Jori was removed from her home at age 15 because she tried killing her mother. Although life was not easy, she managed to get a real estate license then obtained a broker's license. "Things were fine until my father in law made a sexual advance to me," she says, "I suffered a nervous breakdown and wrote a book called, 'Chocolate Flowers'. I have since dealt with the sexual abuse and both my father and mother have since passed. I learned to forgive them because I realized they were just sick people with their own mental health issues," Jori shares. Later she was diagnosed with Schizophrenia and suffered the past decade with health issues. "Life is too short to waste it focusing on the past." She believes that people need to face their past but also to learn from it.

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