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HOLIDAY WISH

A Laptop for Stephanie to help her complete her Doctorate

Posted Dec 23, 2019
Stephanie recently lost her sister and is seeking a way to overcome the trauma surrounding her. She wants to write about their struggles growing up, and her sisters battles. Stephanie hopes to be able to put out there how trauma and not having family is a predictor to so many issues. The words are burning inside of her and Stephanie wants people to know and understand her sister and her battles like she does. She misses her dearly and thinks about her often. Stephanie plans to use this laptop to complete her article as well as help her finish her Doctorate Degree in hopes of bettering her life in her sisters memory.

Stephanie is 48 years old and lives in Vancouver, WA

From Stephanie: "I have four-ish kids. I raised my sister, adopted her children when she couldn't care for them and am now raising my small great nephew. Being a parent is amazing and has taken a lot of work to change the dysfunctional cycle my biological family has has for generations. I went through foster care in the 80's and 90's during a time in which services didn't exist as much as they do now. I spent much of my childhood and early adult years feeling like I was at fault for how things went. I was embarrassed to talk about my feelings and trauma because I thought people would think I was selfish for wanting better. I have and still do struggle with severe PTSD from severe abuse and horrible neglect I graduate with my masters degree in 2016 and life has shown me some incredible things in this world. I get to work with children much like I was as a mental health therapist. I find the most joy in my job. I love my work and the kids and families I meet through it. My hobbies include lots of kid snuggle time with my youngest. I love reading books by Deborah Gray, Kent Hoffman, Dr. Siegel and books about how the mind heals. I also like to bake and cook for my family. In my spare time I run Bearable Bears and send bears to kids in crisis all over the world and I am working on writing a book"

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