Dedication: To victims of sexual / physical abuse, and dysfunction. You are not alone! I grew up in a house full of secrets. On the exterior of our home we looked like a picture-perfect family, but on the interior we all found ways to survive. Let me take you from the beginning. I learned from the moment I was entering the world I would need to fight to survive. My 3lb 9oz identical twin beat me out in our first race, coming in first place by one whole minute!! I weighed 2lbs 11oz. I fought long and hard to survive to become a healthy individual. But it would only be the first fight to survive.