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    There was no other option than to amputate my foot

    ‘A few weeks ago, I never would have imagined myself standing in an auditorium full of people sharing my story. I did it so that others who felt as helpless as I did—irrespective of their battles—could also receive hope to keep going. When doctors told me that there was nothing they could do to save my foot, it was hard to take. Things […]
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    Finding true happiness

    Everything was fine, until I decided to leave my life and family behind to live with my boyfriend. Soon, I got to a point where every hardship I had previously overcome, came back to haunt me and it seemed as though I was living in darkness. I began to watch a lot of pornography, my […]
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    I found a powerful kind of energy

    I always felt like my family was against me and that no one understood me. Because of this, I would either isolate myself or go out, simply because I didn’t enjoy their company. Soon after, I developed a void inside of me, which I would try to fill by going partying. All of these thoughts caused […]
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    Fighting with the right weapons

    We can all agree that when people get married, they normally do so because they love each other. It’s not common to get married out of hate or thinking about divorce as the end result. But what do you do when the perfect marriage you envisioned suddenly falls apart? Do you fight or simply throw […]
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    Fighting for two

    Many young girls dream of getting married one day and building a family of their own, expecting life to be a fairy tale with no struggles or problems. Then, they grow up to find that, in reality, it is quite the opposite. Building a family isn’t a bed of roses, and for one to succeed […]
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    The bad news I heard didn’t stop me

    Pamela Carolan noticed a slight change of shape in her breast and felt a lump. She quickly went to see her GP, and it was confirmed that she did, in fact, have a lump about the size of a golf ball. A week later, she had an emergency mammogram and biopsy. She was told that […]
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    My hard work was never enough

    ‘I have always had a life of misery, where nothing would go right for me. I was constantly in debt and asking people for money; I worked hard, but it was never enough. Despite my financial limitations, I came to the UK in the hope of bettering my life. One of the first things I […]
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    Striving to excel

    ‘My finances were a mess. Although I was studying, my grades were consistently getting worse: I felt as though I wouldn’t finish my studies and I didn’t see a future for myself. That’s when I found out about the Universal Church and began to attend the ‘Nation of the 318’ meetings on Mondays, focused on […]
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    I was fed up of being hopeless

    ‘I struggled in school from a young age: I was under performing. I had difficulty believing in myself and this immensely hindered my progress. There came a point where I thought to myself, “What can I do to change this situation?” I was eighteen at the time and fed up of being hopeless. That’s when I […]
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    RAHAB was my last resort!

    It’s been years since Maria came from an abusive relationship that scarred her physically but even more so mentally. Now, confident and full of life, she shares her story. ‘I was very excited to move in with my boyfriend, and then one day he hit me. Just like that! I didn’t understand it. Why would […]

    I got my confidence back, my lowest point,

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