Shaken Up by the Reality of Child Abuse

by David
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

I have perused your site and am moved by the monumental support you offer to those who visit.

The reason I initially visited your site was for research purposes. I was cavalierly surfing the web to find support for some ideas I had. Hoping to dig up some background for a piece I have been working on. Your work has opened my eyes. I no longer feel that my views/notions have had even a tenuous grasp on the extent of an absolutely deplorable reality.

You have given me a great deal of pause. I thank you for your openness, and marvel at your determination. I am glad to have been shaken up.

I have just purchased your Memoir as I wish to understand more.

Thank you.

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Dec 08, 2008
A reciprocal thank you...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

David, I appreciate your candor, and I thank YOU, both for taking the time to write with accolades for the work I do on my site, and for purchasing my memoir. May reading it touch you in some significant way.

Darlene Barriere
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

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