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Rise Above All When The Odds Are Set Against You
By Shirley Woods
Posted: Monday, January 16, 2012
Last edited: Wednesday, April 04, 2012
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If you Believe You Can Conceive;Therefore it is Achieved!

Today is Martin Luther King's Holiday. I wanted to let the  children and adults  know that his  Dream is still alive and Living.. The short story I'm about to tell you is based on  true  events  that,I have  had  the  pleasure of experiencing. Sandy was a Middle school student who was an A student during her  3 years of Middle school. She had always dreamed of becoming an attorney to help peolpe with the injustices in society. One day in her last year of middle school, the unthinkable happened. Sandy was molested and violated  by her uncle, which,non of her family members knew about.  As time progressed on, her family members noticed a change in Sandy's behavior, and thought she was  just going through  an adolescent stage. As time continued to pass,  Sandy's mom noticed a difference in   her daughter 's weight. Her face was more rounder and she began to wear over-sized shirts to camouflage her growing stomach. When Sandy's mom found out about the pregnancy, Sandy was already 101/2 weeks pregnant and 6 months from graduation. The entire  family was devastated about this situation.  NowSandy  thinks,that since she is pregnant, all of her dreams of becoming an attorney has now  been shattered.

 With the support of family members and friends, Sandy was able to continue her educational goals. Finally the day came when gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and named her Genesis.Sandy graduated from midddle school and on to High School to start a new chapter in life along with her dream and  a new baby facing  all odds set against her. Sandy did  receive therapy from a counselor and therapist to heal her mental and physical scars of her past, so she will be able to give  unconditional love and trust to her daughter. Preservance and Tenacity are the key  components  Sandy demonstrated to overcome her unhappy obstacles that were thrown her way. Sandy had a college counselor as her mentor through her high school years to give her moral . I'm proud to say that Sandy graduated from a prestigious four year college and is now in her 4th year in medical school. She no longer wants to be an attorney. Sandy wants to become a Doctor of Psychiatryto heal the scars and wounds of other young girls to help them  rise above all, when the odds are set againist them. Rember: 5% of what happens to you is based on 95% of how you respond to it.


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Reviewed by Donna Chandler 1/21/2012
Thanks for sharing Sandy's story. I'm so glad she was blessed with such a wonderful supportive family. Nothing is mentioned regarding the uncle. I hope he has been held accountable in some way.


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