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How can I get justice?

by Cecelia
(Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)

When I was 3 my dad died. My mom started going with a man named Joe W. He abused me from the age of 3-10 very badly. When I said something, the court system put him in a mental hospital. My mom and I had to leave our own home because he was on the lease.

When he got released from the mental hospital, the police took him back to our house. That's when we were there. They asked me to go upstairs until he was gone. He went there to get his things. After that, my mom told me the courts let him go back to Newfoundland because he was dying. That left me without Justice.

My life is a mess. I almost died from a diet I did. Now I have Chronic Pancreatitis and I have to go back to physio because I still can't walk that good, or breathe because of the pneumonia I developed when I did the Akins Diet. Do you have any advice for me so I can get some Justice? Please write me back.


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