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Dec 15, 2010
Andrew:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

You drew your line in the sand and stayed away from this violent person. That's self preservation; I commend and applaud you for that decision. I still recommend some form of counseling in order to help you deal with the effects of enduring such violence, Andrew. You didn't deserve to be mistreated. Now that you have, you most certainly deserve help for the repercussions. And always remember, none of what happened was your fault. NONE OF IT! Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me.

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Dec 15, 2010
Commendation
by: Rey

I commend you Andrew on having the courage to tell someone about what happened to you. There are a lot of abused victims that I know who would not have been able to tell someone what was going on, but you did. I think that alone shows great strength. I believe that you will move past those horrific experiences in time, but once again you seem to be a really strong person, and I think you'll be okay.

Dec 16, 2010
Always believe in yourself: You'll be the winner over your Father
by: maurice

Andrew you are truly one brave and courageous young man: Well done: Now don't stop there take the advice offered to you by Darlene in her loving, caring encourageing, affirming words from her heart to yours: Andrew you found her site because you wanted to let go of those horrible memories of physical abuse on you by a beast of a Father: Stay strong: Always believe in yourself: let my motto be: I WILL: I CAN: I MUST: because I am WORTH it: Stay in education: have real and true friends: stay safe: Be safe: Now, change your lifestyle somewhat: I hope you are not the lazy type: because what I am asking you to do will change your whole outlook on life: I want you to have a healthy mind in a healthy body: This will mean getting off that bottom of yours and taking part with others your own age in Team sports and sporting and cultural activities: don't foeget your Motto Andrew: I know this is the most natural way of making real friends for life and you'll have many aquaintances through it as well: Be gentle and kind on yourself and your body: eraise those bruises dislocated limbs with tenderness and massage: look in that mirror and have a good mirror image of yourself: Think positive: act Positive: be positive in all you do and say: Andrew begin today acting on Darlene's affirming words: My motto, yes, I WILL I CAN etc

Dec 18, 2010
teacher, appropriate response
by: My Two Cents

Wow, Andrew, you are so lucky your teacher did the appropriate thing. A lot of other stories have been mentioning that "no one believed", "no one saw", "no one did anything", or at least that is the pattern I picked up on. I am so happy to FINALLY read about a teacher who did the right thing and involved child welfare in what was happening.

Nothing that happened was your fault and I am glad you are safe now. I hope you are doing well and continue to do so.

Be well.

My Two Cents.

Dec 25, 2010
I Understand
by: Hannah

Hi andrew my name is Hannah...I understand what happend to you.I was abused for 12 years and i'm only 13 years old.I was pushed down the stairs when i was one-and-a-half and my left bottom rib was dislodged ad has never healed...it still sticks out of my skin.I applaud you for telling someone...I was too scared to.I applaud your teacher for telling someone...not just somene but someone that helped and taught your father his lesson although if your father is anything like my mother than he will never learn.My mother has lost two kids when they were only 13....she is...was very abusive.Beforethe trials were even over she had moved out of state.She still came to the last hearing in June,but we haven't seen or heard from her yet.My point is...it's not your fault,never think it is.I applaud you andrew you did something i never could.You stood up for yourself and you saved yourself more painful years...I only wish i could have done the same....I hope you have a very merry christmas...And a happy new years ever and day.I hope the rest of your life is safe and you can go throug college and become successful and one day have a family of your own.What we have gone through makes u better people...What doesn't kill us makes us stronger....right?I always believed in that quote and i still live by it to get me through the tough times and i think it would be of help t you.You are a very brave soul Andrew and i want you to know it wasn't your fault.I understand what you have gone through.

Have a Merry Christmas,

Hannah

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