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Dan Breaks His Silence

(By Dan, Des Plaines, IL)

I never told my story to anybody. I heard you on radio and had to write something. You made me get it that I have to talk about what happened to me. It hurt and I still hurt and I'm 37. My Sunday school teacher started doing things to me when I was only 10. I was big for 10 and maybe that had something to do with it. He kept at it until he got sick with cancer. He told me that no one would ever love me as much as he did.

I know he was wrong and what he did was bad, but I can't forget what he did to me for 13 years.

I go to a different church and they have a group called Celebrate Recovery. I am better because of them but I still hurt.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Dan,
I'm the editor of a local online newspaper in Des Plaines, (Desplaines.patch.com). I'm wondering if you would like to share your story and talk about Celebrate Recovery as well. Call me or email me and let me know. I would handle this with great sensitivity and respect. My name is Lisa Cisneros. I can be reached at 847-331-2297 or lisao@patch.com.