A couple weeks ago, I had a brief run-in with my abuser. He didn't try to talk to me, he just looked at me. The moment I saw him I began panicking and shaking. 5 years later and I never imagined it would still affect me. Why am I saying this? Because absolutely no one, should have to be out in public and be scared they may see someone who once use to hurt them.
On October 3rd I will be participating in my second(and not last) Mudderella! Not only did I participate for my own accomplishment after my huge Weightloss, I did it for the cause. The stories you read about at the event really opened my eyes to see that I wasn't alone. No matter how much time has passed, it affects anyone involved in it for a lifetime. I'm happy to participate in an amazing event and support this cause. And I thank you for supporting it as well.