Brenda

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I am Brenda DePalma Hannon, I was in St. Joseph's Orphanage from 1959-1968 and was assigned #22.  It was a pit of despair there that the Catholic Church and Nuns made your existence as traumatic as they could.  What occurred there does affect my life with "triggers" I did not understand, but I am overcoming them.  In the end, I chose to be happy in my life and make it what I wanted it be.  They did not win.

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WARNING: Explicit Content

"You always knew something was going to happen"

Length: 1:02

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“I am not going to let them win”

Length: 1:05

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“I am here as your witness”

Length: 1:49

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Full Length Oral History

Length: 53:35

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