“I wanted to die.”
Brandy teared up as she delivered her heartbreaking story, revealing that the desperation she experienced while incarcerated on drug charges after years of emotional and physical abuse had led her to the brink.
She shared her story as part of PureFlix.com’s Restored With Missy Robertson, a digital series that reveals Duck Dynasty star Missy Robertson’s life-changing work to help women in crisis.
Laminin is Robertson’s jewelry business where women go to work after they leave jail, escape trafficking, overcome addiction or need a reboot; Brandy was once one of those women.
The former Laminin employee shared her powerful story of unimaginable pain, adversity—and overcoming the odds.
“When I was 2, my mom left me on the doorstep of a dope man’s house and she never came back,” she told Robertson. “She left us there on promises that she would come back to pay for the drugs, and she never came back.”
Watch Brandy share her powerful story below:
The drug dealer ended up dropping Brandy and her baby brother off at child services and they were soon adopted by their grandfather. Life was good—until her mom showed up eight years later.
At first, Brandy was intrigued and wanted to get to know who her mother was, so she and her brother ended up moving back in with her. And that’s when life took a dramatic turn for the worse.
“We moved in with her … and that’s when all hell broke loose. We were there for about three days and I was smoking pot,” she said, noting that she was just 10 years old at the time. “And then about two weeks after that … they were tying my hands and feet to the bed and shooting dope into my arms and raping me.”
Things went from bad to worse for Brandy, as the unimaginable abuse continued until she left at age 16.
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SOURCE: Charisma News