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Feb 25, 2017
To Shyheta:
by: Darlene - Webmaster

I know you submitted your story quite some time ago. I've been dealing with eye issues that have made reading online a major problem. My apologies for taking so long to post.

Having a disability, on top of dealing with racism, abuse at home, and a mother on drugs, makes life so much more challenging. Add to that, the abuse you endured at school as a result, must fill you with so much anger. Hatred, even. And then, add to all that, no support from family, it all serves to make you feel more and more rejected, abandoned and isolated. But you are not alone. And though the people who abused you took advantage of you in so many ways, you can heal from this. Nothing can change what you experienced. What CAN change are the messages you tell yourself. You ARE worthy of good things, Sheyheta. Always believe that. You didn't deserve what happened to you. None of it. Remember that.

I send you love, light and healing energy. And I thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me.

From Victim to Victory, a memoir
Darlene Barriere
Webmaster: www.child-abuse-effects.com
author. speaker. survivor. coach
From Victim to Victory, a memoir

Apr 03, 2017
disability support
by: My Two Cents

Hi, Deaf without Support,

I wanted to mention that as a deaf person, if you have certification from a medical professional such as an audiologist or an ear, nose and throat specialist, you probably qualify to access a wide range of disability related supports.

I am not sure if you have these resources now or not, so I wanted to throw them out there. I'm Canadian so some names might be different now.

Supplementary social income (I can't remember what SSI stands for but I do know some deaf people get it in USA) and vocational rehabilitation services for example.

I would encourage you to look into these programs and once you have the label of "deaf/disabled" you will have access to a range of services that can help you.

There are also specialized therapy resources for deaf people who use American Sign Language although they tend to be in urban centres.

Be well.

My Two Cents.

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