Whilst growing up and in my early years I was sexually abused by a religious minister / family friend. I suffered many years of sexual abuse and of shame and confusion. I never told anyone about it and only shared it my family around three years ago. My heart, soul and beliefs were destroyed and I didn’t think it’s something that I would ever get over but since having the support from SARSAS I have been able to talk about my of childhood sexual abuse and I have learnt to deal with it. I was silent and in denial for many years hoping that I wouldn’t ever have to expose my inner most darkest secrets. I thought it was the right way and the only way of coping! I want to add my message of support for the extremely important work that you do. You are saving innocent souls from being destroyed and you deserve acknowledgment.