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Feb 22, 2012
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

You can and have survived. And you will continue to survive because you have a very strong will. You're stronger than you realize. When children are vulnerable as you were, there are sick twisted animals out there who take advantage of that for their own gratification. Everyone betrayed and abandoned you, Jonus, but that doesn't mean that you can give up. You've survived this long. If there's a way for you to contact Kids Helpline in Canada, please do so at 1-800-668-6868. They are staffed with professionally trained counsellors who will help you with your options. You can remain anonymous. I don't know how intermittent your online access is, but you can visit their website by copying & pasting the following URL into your browser:

You don't deserve to be abused. You deserve to be treated with dignity and respect and love. Just because so many have mistreated you doesn't mean you're not worthy. Always remember that you ARE worthy. Your story is out there now, Jonus. I send you love, light and healing energy. Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me.

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Feb 22, 2012
by: Anonymous

After reading various stories on this site, I was compelled by this story and have a strong desire to learn whether this young man has found justice and/or peace in his life.

Thank you.

Feb 22, 2012
when did this happen?
by: My Two Cents

I have a difficult time understanding abuse this severe happening. When did all this occur?

In the current climate, there are laws that require certain people (doctors, social workers, teachers, nurses) to report susipicions of child abuse. You had severe injuries to your private parts, your testicles were tortured with pins and soldering irons. You got treatment for these injuries so I cannot fathom how the medical people didn't know this was because of abuse.

It sounds like you have a case against quite a few people for professional misconduct. The doctors, the nurses, the group home staff...bah, talk to a lawyer.

But I'm pretty shaken that abuse this severe could go on. Did this happen in Canada? Like in the residential schools for the aboriginal kids?

Be well.

My Two Cents.

Feb 22, 2012
by: Carrie

You said in your post that we wouldn't believe what you are about to type. I wondered if no one has believed you or if you don't think they will. I just wanted you to know that I believe you and I am pretty sure Darlene and others on here do. It sucks when you're abused and you think no one will believe you. Don't give up Jonus. It is possible to survive this. There is help out there if you can find the strength to reach out for it.

Feb 23, 2012
by: Anonymous

I've see numerous accounts of abuse at these foster homes and orphanages where are the police? where is the oversight? am I missing something??? I feel sick

Feb 23, 2012
The Horror
by: Anonymous

Jonus, I really hope that you're in a safe place now...and thank goodness you survived! The orphanage staff, along with the very people who found you in the streets, are helpless bullies who chose to use your youth and vulnerabilities for their sadistic gratification. As for your perverts for foster parents and siblings alike, they're no better, they could be offending other young kids, so TELL, TELL, TELL!!! All of your abusers are really acting like little 1-year-olds trapped in grown-up bodies because they're trapped in their own childhood. Oh, and don't even try to help them; try helping yourself instead; it's up to them to want help. Oh, and just because you had a harelip, that doesn't mean that you're unlovable; in fact, you are still lovable, so never believe any of those lies that those sick monsters told you. Your life shouldn't have been used as a pawn for their immature, sick, sadistic misery nor their ignorant ugliness. As for your family, giving you up to the orphanage, is among their ultimate acts of selfishness. I really hope that you're in a safe place now, that you tell someone you really trust (and keep telling until he/she will finally listen to you and help you) and that you look into reporting those sadistic beasts to the mental hospital because beating you, raping you and even mutilating you are just enough to throw them into prison/mental hospital for a long time. Children are gifts to treasure, not to abuse.

Feb 27, 2012
My Two Cents said...
by: AnonymousT

they have a hard time beleiving it happens. It happens, you are not alone. Many abuse survivors go through what you did and are either too scared to tell or they didn't make it.

You did. You had the strength to tell. You've had the strength to survive. Don't give up now.

You were left in horrible circumstances, this was not your fault. I hope you can find more of that courage within you to find the help you need. Look into Darlene's resources, call a hotline.

You didn't ask for this.
This was not your fault.
You are a survivor.
You can do this.


Mar 31, 2012
by: cabaji

i feel sorry for u i was abused too

Apr 18, 2012
stay strong
by: NB

hey man i'm so sorry for all what you been through. it's so unbelievably wicked. its not fair what happened to you. theres so many chances people had to stop what was hapening and didnt. i no what thats like and it sucks. i hope you can be in a better situation now. keep healing n thanks for being brave enough to share.

Aug 25, 2014
by: Emily

Jonus,I will pray that God will help you make each and every day!! I also do hope that you will turn to God for help!!

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