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    A daughter’s world is turned upside down

    All it took was one day, and Liliana’s decent family went from bad to worse. “One early morning all I could hear was ‘Lili, help me! Lili please help me!’ I ran to see why my name was being called so desperately, and I was met with the sight of my mum in despair. She just could not get out of her bed! I tried to lift her but she was as frail as an old woman, hardly being able to move.

    National Health Service,

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    A three fold blessing

    “We were both young and healthy and we had no illnesses, so why couldn’t I have a child? At the time, I’d been married to my husband for 10 years, and we’d done everything a husband and wife could do to have a child of our own.

    British Medical Association, British Red Cross, National Health Service,

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    “I’d have to take up to 12 tablets a day!”

    The human body is delicate. Any small complication can have a drastic effect. Sometimes illnesses are self- inflicted through bad habits; other times it’s completely unexpected, but there is always hope…

    Human body, Human brain,

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    “Her invitation was my lifeline”

    I wouldn’t be married today if it weren’t for Samantha. In fact, I would still be heavily addicted to alcohol, using weed, and I would have been to prison a lot more than nine times…

    Birmingham, London, United Kingdom,

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    The place I could always come back to

    My story begins at home. This is the first place you are brought to after you’ve been born; it’s the place you always come back to. For me, home was everything. My home appeared to have an atmosphere of happiness and unity. But it was all a façade. My mother was very jealous of my father and that’s where the arguments began.

    God, Holy Spirit, Jesus,

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    I finally have a reason to smile

    “The emptiness that I felt ate away at me like a disease. I was miserable and unhappy with no direction, simply because I had allowed the negative words my grandfather had hammered into me, to pave a way for misery.
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    CinderFella

    I had just received tremendous news! I would be moving to England, a country known for its wealth, power and many opportunities. I was 8 years old and all I could do was imagine how lucky I was… unfortunately the sad part was that my mother stayed behind whilst my father and his new family moved to the U.K.
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    Of love and money

    “My husband’s success meant everything to him, much more than I did. Money was all that was on his mind, and the rejection was too much to bear. The moment he started his own business was the moment our marriage got worse.
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    What did I do to lose his love?

    “I still remember the desperation I felt when I came home to find my now ex-husband surrounded by suitcases. “I just don’t love you anymore,” was his reason for leaving me. I was stunned.
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    An unlikely love story

    A traumatic past growing up, reflected on the woman I became later on in life. I had low self-esteem and insecurities because of the sexual abuse I suffered when I was 12-years- old. My mother and stepfather’s relationship was plagued by physical, emotional and verbal abuse, so I decided to never get married.

    Babysitting, Child pornography, Clinical psychology, Sexual abuse,

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