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30 Year Old Disabled Single Mother Offers Inspiration For Abused Women

by Janice
(Orlando, FL, USA)

At 30 years old I was diagnosed with kidney failure, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and a muscle disease called rhabdomyolysis.

After being in a very abusive relationship I was left for dead by my ex-husband who didn't care about me and my two kids.

My father and my sister rushed me to the hospital in 2006. That's when my life changed and it became worse.

In a cold hospital room I sat there and I wondered what I am going to do with my life after the doctor told me I had kidney failure and a strange muscle disease.

I was so scared and confused. Here I am a working mother of two and in school to get my Associate Degree and I was about to be unemployed and sick for the rest of my life!

I decided to file for divorce from my now ex-husband and start a new journey in my life. It has been rough and it has gotten rougher.

Even now as I write this story, I have tears in my eyes for the young women out there who are in an abusive relationship and don't know what to do. Please, hear my plea…

"Don't stay! Don't think twice! Just run away from the pain he's causing you and all the nights you stay awake wanting to leave but don't know how."

I am living proof that if you don't leave now you may end up dead or on a hospital bed like I did.

Now I live with regrets of what my life could have been. I struggle every day with this disease, but I still trust in God.

I don't even know how I ended up on this page to tell you my story but I guess this is God's will!

But, to whoever is reading this, know that I learned to love myself and I am still learning to do so.

I want you to love yourself and know that you deserve the best for your life. Because, when you're a mother or a father the decisions you make will affect not just your life but, the life of your children!

I guess my hope is to get a second chance at life with a grant, but if I am not approved for it, then its God will just for my story to be heard.

If I can reach just one person with my story then it would be worth more than a million grants.

God bless you my darlings and thanks for reading my story.

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