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Daisy Coleman’s mom chronicles life after rape

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Daisy Coleman went public about her rape, at the age of 14, by a 17-year-old classmate.

After rape victim Daisy Coleman’s third suicide attempt, the teen’s mother spoke out about her family.  “I’m here to tell you that if you speak ill of my family or to my daughter, I want you to know that you are a coward and a bully and you are contributing to the evil in this world.”

Coleman chronicles how, not only her daughter, but the whole family, has been impacted by the incident. Standing strong, the family has adopted the mantra the deceased father, Dr. Michael Coleman instilled in them: “Nobody is left behind. If somebody falls behind, we’re going to pick them up. And that’s what we’re going to do with our family.”

I’m the Mother of Daisy Coleman, and I’m Speaking Out After My Daughter’s Third Suicide Attempt, from Xojane.com

For more information on this case, see the story: Maryville man accused of rape in Daisy Coleman case pleads guilty to child endangerment, from NY Daily News.

 



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