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Shared stories from victims of domestic violence

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Victims of domestic violence come from all walks of life, from all economic and social levels, and from all cultures. By sharing your story, you can help others understand that they are not alone and that it is possible to have a safe and violence-free life.

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Leigh Ann's story
Leigh Ann Hensley was murdered by her ex-boyfriend. Her family and friends share their thoughts and feelings on this tragedy.

Lexi's story
Lexi shares how she escaped from an abusive relationship.

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