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August 24, 2010

Getting Past the Past

David was a typical teenage kid whose family was just getting by, living paycheck to paycheck. Then his stepfather lost his job and took out his frustrations on David by beating him. Soon David was not only being beaten at home - his stepfather forced him to fight in an underground fighting ring for money. David eventually escaped that life, but he never spoke about what happened to him. Not until a couple of years later when he wrote about it for a class and read his work in front of his classmates. David talks with Dick Gordon about what it meant for him to open up, and in doing so, get past his past.

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