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February 28, 2013

Group fosters the healing process

Annual SOAR banquet to benefit abused women is Friday

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“I’ve been on my recovery journey for over 20 years and I’ve come a long way. I have a whole lot of freedom and I’m helping a lot of people get free. But I know that there are times it still impacts me,” she said. “I don’t know if this side of heaven we get totally free. But we can get really free and have a wonderful life.” 

Thomas also has experienced a profound change since therapy. She remembered a time when, because of the shame, she had a hard time looking people in the eyes when she spoke to them. In high school, she felt alone in the crowd, thinking no one else could understand her past. Finding others with the same tragic history has allowed Thomas not to let the abuse define her life anymore. 

“When you cross that line, the abuse isn’t going to win anymore. It’s not going to control my life. I have a voice. I am who I am,” she said. “I always said recovery is a journey. Now I say life is a journey.”

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SO YOU KNOW

• WHAT: SOAR Healing Hearts Banquet

• WHERE: First Assembly of God, 2778 Charlestown Road, New Albany

• WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 1

• TICKETS: $40; proceeds to benefit Survivors of Abuse Restored. Tickets may be purchased online at healingheartsbanquet.com

• For more information or to RSVP, contact Leslie at 812-786-5463 or visit soarministry.org

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