Triumphing over a life of cruelty, trainee nurse turns suicide attempt into service to others

Aba Crawford

Following years of physical abuse at the hands of those closest to her, 17-year-old Aba Crawford decided to end it all by dousing herself in kerosene and scratching a match. But it did not end the way she intended and while the scars are there, today at age 19, the trainee nurse says she is in a better place.

Now a board member of Childlink where she advocates for the rights of children the teenager shared that she had experienced physical violence, not only being perpetrated on her but also on the person she loves most, her mother.

Aba’s father physically abused her mother and her and he later taught her brother, who is one year older, to abuse his sister…..

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