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Thrust into state care at six months of age because of an alcoholic father and mentally ill mother, Teresa Cooper spent an unsettled childhood in a variety of children's homes. At age 13, she was sent to Kendall House in Gravesend, Kent, a home which soon became her prison and worst nightmare. Teresa found herself a victim of a terrible regime: she was injected with dangerously high doses of drugs and sexually abused. As a result of this cruel and vicious treatment, accompanied by punishments such as 163 days spent in solitary confinement, it was not long before Teresa began to harm herself and even attempt to take her life. After three years of hell, Teresa thought her nightmare was over but another was about to begin. Teresa survived, however, and today she works to fight against a corrupt social care system. She has taken her case of abuse and drugging to Parliament, and is fighting to prevent many more children from suffering at the hands of unethical doctors and abusive foster parents. Teresa single handedly fought for the current CofE Kendall House review and helped settle many cases related to Kendall House. Teresa's story has appeared in the media on a regular basis and made world news several times. After a long and exhausting battle for justice, Teresa exposed the shocking legacy Kendall House left behind and the church later admitted: The children and grandchildren of Kendall House residents, were later born with birth defects. How many generations will suffer the legacy a church run home created?
©2007 Teresa Cooper (P)2016 Teresa Cooper
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By Ruth on 07-12-17

One of the most heart wrenching books

To give this book 5 stars doesn't do it justice, it's deserving of so much more!! The young girl in this book has touched my heart like no other , she literally went through hell and back not once , twice but multiple times and I'm so amazed that she has had the strength to fight like she's done!!! I myself am a survivor of child abuse at the hands of my step-father & mother , however no where near Teresa's "rip your heart out " abuse/neglect . I have yet to face all of my "demons" and don't think I ever will , even as an adult I still have yet to find a trusting person with whom I can share and relieve myself of that burden even if it's just a little at a time . That type of abuse is harrowing and I have so much respect for her for continuing on , marching forward and getting results!!! May god bless you & yours, keep fighting , there are those of us who need you to keep us strong and focused ! Thank you !

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By Anyel T. on 05-31-17

it grips you

it grips you from start to end , you don't see most of the story coming .

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