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April Lewis
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I grew up between Texas and Alabama. I'm a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. At the age of three, my mother had played a record with Elvis Presley singing. I don't remember the song that he sang the first time I heard him, but it was something that my alcoholic and drug addicted father never took away from me. No matter how many beatings I received, hearing Elvis always made things better. I never saw Elvis as a entertainer or a star. As a child, I saw him as my superhero. Just knowing there was an amazing and extraordinary man out there I could block anything out. Many people have done brave things. For me, the bravest thing I've ever done was to continue my life when at one point, I wanted to die. Then I'd hear Elvis singing and my thought would go away. I guess I've never really outgrown him as my superhero. He was my superhero as a child in an abusive home, and he'll always be my superhero as an adult. I'm not just a survivor of childhood sexual abuse I'm also a big supporter for Elvis Presley. And a major fan. I'll do anything I can to help. This story may not make sense to some people, but I hope there's some out there that will understand what I'm trying to say.

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