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#436330 - 05/30/13 04:08 PM Brothers All Are We
AbuseSurvivor90 Offline
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Registered: 04/25/11
Posts: 3
Loc: Illinois
Hey Brothers,

My name is Jim Minardi, a 23-year-old survivor living in the SW suburbs of Chicago. I've had an account on here since 2011, but rarely used it until two weeks ago.

From May 17-19th, I attended a Weekend of Recovery in Dahlonega, GA that has forever changed my life. For anyone who is new to MS, new to discovering their abuse, or feeling as if they are alone...rest assured, you are NOT. The WoR brought me together with an amazing group of 16 other brothers who accept me for who I am and understand what I've been through.

I hope to lend a voice to younger survivors who are unsure of what they've been through and who feel like no one understands. I hope that survivors of high school/college/early 20s, can see that you don't have to suffer in silence. You really do have others who will listen, accept, and who truly understand.

Stay strong.
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And death is at your doorstep
And it will steal your innocence

But it will not steal your substance

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#436341 - 05/30/13 05:12 PM Re: Brothers All Are We [Re: AbuseSurvivor90]
jay75 Offline


Registered: 07/23/12
Posts: 145
Nicely said!! Im so glad you had such an amazing and positive experience at the WOR. You are a good man to extend your hand to the youth here on MS. All the best to you..

-Jay-

Im still waiting for the "Like" button to appear on the MS forum..
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"Those are not your sins" A wise man

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#436377 - 05/30/13 10:49 PM Re: Brothers All Are We [Re: AbuseSurvivor90]
Jude Offline


Registered: 08/09/12
Posts: 1562
Loc: New England
Welcome Back Jim,

You are among a new generation of survivors who have the courage to deal with the results of their abuse at an early age.

On behalf of all the older guys, Mazel Tov!

Jude
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Everyday is a winding road
I get a little bit closer
Everyday is a faded sign
I get a little bit closer to feeling fine.
Sheryl Crow

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#436391 - 05/31/13 06:20 AM Re: Brothers All Are We [Re: AbuseSurvivor90]
Senri Jan Offline


Registered: 05/27/13
Posts: 3
Loc: NPA (No Permanent Address)
How?


Edited by Senri Jan (05/31/13 06:21 AM)
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We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.

~Albert Einstein

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