child abuse story from McKenna page was created February 22, 2007 and was
originally posted on February 13, 2007 as story #79.
is from Rutledge, Tennessee, USA
following child abuse story from McKenna depicts physical abuse and child
The child abuse effects on McKenna: in and out of group/foster homes, physical trauma, confusion
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10 years ago, I was removed from my biological mother's home and put in a group
home for runaways. I was not a runaway. I was then placed with a foster family.
My brother was very disruptive so we were sent back to the group home. My
sister and I were put together and my brother was placed with another family.
That was the last time we ever saw our brother.
sister was removed from that foster home, but I stayed with that family for
about a month or two longer. I was then placed with another foster family and I
stayed there for about 13 months. I was then placed with another family. She
hated me, so I was removed from her home and placed with couple named Linda and
Aaron. That was the worst night of my life. The abuse started about three
months after I moved there. It escalated to worse physical abuse and
One day I decided I had had enough of the abuse. I ran away to a neighbor's home. They called the police and I was removed from their care. They took me to the hospital. The doctor told me I had a collapsed lung. The next day the doctor told me I had a positive pregnancy test, but I had never had sex before. They did another one and it came up negative. The police are suspecting sexual abuse, but I don't think anything happened to me. I guess I'll find out.
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Child abuse story from McKenna was re-formatted June 5, 2015
From Victim to Victory
How I got over the devastating effects of child abuse and moved on with my life