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Story 16/25 Survivor: Shannon Tucker

Story 16/25 Survivor: Shannon Tucker

What makes me a survivor ??
From a very young age I learned I needed to be a survivor. At the of age two, I was taken from my family, and placed in the foster care system. I am a survivor of abuse, neglect, and loss of family and identity. I was a teen mom who struggled with poverty, lack of supports, judgments from others, as well I struggled with mental health,...

Story 15/25 Survivor; Autumn Brown-Wells

Story 15/25 Survivor; Autumn Brown-Wells
Where to start and open up about myself, my past and my present journey. I'm afraid it could turn into a very long series of novel books. But I can share a little about my upbringing and recent tragedy of the loss of my brother due to addiction.
I grew up in Nanaimo BC in Harewood to be exact where not too many of us had much of anything. I lived with my mom...

Story 14/25 Survivor: Iesha Murdoch

Story 14/25 Survivor: Iesha Murdoch
By the time I was 18 I was beaten, broken, assaulted, addicted and found the rooms of 12 step meetings. I thought I was a survivor then - until January 4th when I was 21. I was raped in my house by someone I knew. This is when the fight for survival began for me. 
People say I "went crazy", that I stopped taking my medication, that I relapsed and just slashed my...

Story 13/25 Survivor: Melissa Johnson

Story 13/25 Survivor: Melissa Johnson
My name is Melissa J. I have been in recovery since May 19th, 2015. I was addicted to alcohol for many years, my addiction took me down some really dark roads. I hit many rock bottoms but I couldn’t stop drinking, I kept digging a deeper hole. Even though I had many consequences over the years, I still couldn’t imagine my life without alcohol. I had no clue who...

Story 12/25 Survivor: Donna Tack



Story 12/25 Survivor: Donna Tack
"She never seemed shattered; to me, she was a breathtaking mosaic of the battles she's won"
I love this quote because I truly believe that being a survivor means taking the broken pieces and making something beautiful out of them. I like to think this is what I've done with my life. Surviving is great, but THRIVING is even better. Taking all that "stuff" and turning...