Tragedy to Triumph: a Memoir

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Author House, Aug 10, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 286 pages
The story of Tragedy to Triumph is especially dedicated to my brothers and sisters who suffered years of torment at the hands of a maniacal self proclaimed preacher who ultimately hurt his family beyond imagination. Our father evaded the law for several years abandoning his eldest daughter in another state to live a life alone while holding the rest of the family captive. Four adults at the end of the journey were directly responsible for the atrocities that befell the children. Inside the home the children cried, innocence was lost and hearts were broken. This story also provides an insight into survival of the human spirit and rising above all indifference, sharing the power of faith, and miracles that happened in the midst of chaos. One person can change the future for their family and ultimately stop the cycle of abuse. This book was solely written in the hopes of saving lives.
 

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Doris WestbrdookMother
1
THEIR HOME BY THE RIVER
3
CHRISTIANITY ABOUNDS
7
1963 LARRINAGA AND SANDERS FAMILY UNITE
11
THE OUTSIDERS
16
INDOCTRINATION AND TORTURE
19
SINFULEVIL CHILD
23
BROKEN SILENCE
39
BOOK II TURNING POINTAUNT JOYCE
162
JANUARY 1989
172
JANUARY 22 23 1989
176
TIMELINELARRINAGA FAMILY DISAPPEARANCE
186
THE CHASE
198
THE JOURNEY 1989
205
MEETING MY MOTHER
214
LIFE CHANGES
218

THE RESCUE
45
AGGRAVATED BATTERY
50
DISPOSABLE CHILD
54
INSTITUTIONAL PLACEMENT
76
A CHILD IS CRYING
88
ANYONE WHO CARES
97
NEW BEGINNING
108
DOWNWARD SPIRAL
123
PREGNANT AND HOMELESS
131
JOURNEY BACK HOME
141
MANY A RELATIONSHIPFAILED
149
ROBERT
222
TESTIFY
225
NEW JERSEY
230
MAJOR SURGERY
232
LETTER TO RONALD JOSEPH LARRINAGA
238
STEPHEN AND JOSHUA
241
LIFE VERSES DEATH
244
1997
247
MAJOR CHANGES
249
DEATH AND DYING
255
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Although she is not a professional writer, she feels it important to share this story of/and about her life struggles. It is not written in the context of desiring pity, but instead it was written in hopes of helping others. It would take years to collect information and documents for the writing of this story. It was extremely difficult to address some of the issues and to relive the past. It was a particularly painful journey as the reality set in, but necessary and provided emense healing for the author. The time has come to share with others the strength of the human spirit and how one can rise above in justice and ultimately become a winner.

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