Ward 2013 Abuse

Title Information

Author: Deborah Blaney Ward

Title: "Silently Weeping"

Subtitle: A Story of Burn Survival, Rape and Abuse

Place: Victoria, BC

Publisher: FriesenPress

Year: 2013

Pages: 136pp.

ISBN-13: 9781460232569 (hardcover) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781460232576 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781460232583 (ebk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | U.S. History | Cases: Victims / Deborah Blaney Ward - Victims: Testimonies

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  The Beginning
  Military Life
  The Accident
  The Homecoming
  The Surgeries
  The Experience
  Life in Shannon Park
  The Move
  Life as a Teenager
  Getting Married
  Round 2 - Here We go again
  The Abuser
  The Breakdown
  Round Three
  Introduction to Burn Support
  About the Author
  Dream Hell; Living a Nightmare


»On May 23, 1961, seven-year-old Deborah Blaney Ward stood on a chair in front of her stove to retrieve some sugar from the shelf – she didn’t know the stove was on, and red hot. When her dress touched the ring, she was instantly engulfed in flames. The severe burns covered over 70 percent of her body. But, this would only be the beginning of trauma that would threaten to consume her just as the fire had.
Because of the accident, Deborah was labeled “different” and suffered for it in many ways. She struggled through abuse, but maintained she was “alright” only to find out years later that she was not. She tried to prove that she was just like everyone else, not realizing that she was destroying everything in her path.
Silently Weeping is the personal story of a young girl’s tragic journey to adulthood – from scars to survival.« [Source: FriesenPress]

Added: October 26, 2013 | Last updated: October 26, 2013