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I Want To Help Someone In Need Because I've Been There Before

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 149 People

    Truckerdad

    hello,this is my story.It started about 14 months ago,I was driving a semi for a big company,I told the company that there was freon leaking into the cab,they told me not to worry,and i believed them.I was on my way to onley,tx. to pick up a load.I was driving and started getting...
    truckerdad truckerdad 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 25, 2009

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    ......i Want To...and Will......

    There are tymz u go on downward spiral, And pple including u can't understand how u got there.... There are tymz u search for valuable material from someone who's willing to share..... Sometymz it's just faith and trust.... from someone who's willing to dare.... Other tymz...
    Lexxis Lexxis 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 7, 2009

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    I Love Helping Others

    i will help other people before myself because i know what its like to need help and not get any help!!=[ but as the years have gone by i find myself helping more and more people its just a joy to me i love it
    tatpole tatpole 16-17, F 9 Responses Nov 5, 2009

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    I Still Love To Dance.

    I use to dance with my father and loved it. Then one day he ruined it. I never wanted him to touch me again. I was 7 years old and my daddy ceased to be....I started calling him by his first name. I still love to dance, because I deserve to dance. Why should I let someone who...
    karleighreynolds karleighreynolds 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 29, 2010

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    I Have Found That

    as I have gone through my divorce that I can actually give people insight in dealing with theirs.  I wrote my thoughts about relationships recently and they were passed along to another person who suddenly finds himself in a divorce situation.  I'll talk to him...
    GoodMan67 GoodMan67 41-45, M Feb 22, 2010

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    Truckerdad

    hello again,to finish my story.I was taken to the hospital was checked out,and after a day released,i had to drive home with the windows down.when i got home i was put in the hospital with pheumonia,i spent 3 days in.i got out and i had to go in for a hiatal hernia surgery,and...
    truckerdad truckerdad 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 25, 2009

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    My Fight Against Multiple Sclerosis.

    My name is Ashley Davis. I'm 24. I got diagnosed with MS this past year and I have been having a lot of problems. I write about it in my blog at mymsfightblog . blogspot .com Feel free to join it or add me on facebook. But I need help. I'm not who I was anymore. Not even a year...
    ashinchains ashinchains 22-25 Aug 1, 2011

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    The Handwriting On The Wall

    A weary mother returned from the store, Lugging groceries through the kitchen door. Awaiting her arrival was her 8 year old son, Anxious to relate what his younger brother had done. “While I was out playing and Dad was on a call, T.J. took his crayons and wrote on the wall! It...
    vikasbhamre vikasbhamre 18-21, M Sep 11, 2012

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    Truckerdad

    hello again,see the thing that bothers me the most is that my wife,my best friend,has to work after she had triple back surgery,and her back is worse now,she takes so much pain pills just to work to keep a roof over us,i feel like such a failure,it kills me seeing her like this,i...
    truckerdad truckerdad 46-50, M Nov 25, 2009

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    When I Help I Can Get In Touch With Me.

    The day before yesterday, I was somewhere and I was very upset, yet I could not cry, as I would have liked because I do not want to really show my frailty where a phone can ring and interrupt, or a door can be knocked on, or where it can be interrupted when I need to cry and...
    stigmafree stigmafree 31-35 4 Responses Apr 29, 2010

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    Teaching For The Future

    I have been offered an opportunity to travel to China to enhance the life of children through education, and the English language. Due to financial hardship I need some assistance to be able to fulfill this mission. I believe my purpose on earth is to help and encourage the lives...
    chelle2332 chelle2332 22-25 Jun 17, 2013

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    I hate to think this, but sometimes i can't help but not to think it. One night i was walking home from my best friends house it was dark out so i just decided to look up at the...
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    (My Hiding Place) In my darkness, I realized my brokenness beyond my husband's death. Day after day, as I closed my curtains to the world, every morning when I woke up, I would ask...
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    Ok so I don't know what to think about this, I hope somebody that knows more about this stuff can help me. Since I was a kid weird stuff has happened, at 18 I got my first sleep...
    Skymoon8 Skymoon8 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    kayp1993 kayp1993 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    kaytothep93 kaytothep93 18-21, F 10 Responses 6 days ago

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    hopeliveshavefaith hopeliveshavefaith 16-17, F 7 Responses Aug 30

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    I was adopted. My adoptive parent sadly was violent toward me (people seem to think that just because someone adopt you that they are freakin saints)she hit me and mentally put me...
    BelgianBun BelgianBun 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 1

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    While running this evening, the song played on the iPhone. Would you know my name, if I saw you in heaven? Would it be the same, if I saw you in heaven? I must be strong, and...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    people who have not truely been abused either mentally or physically have no real idea on what the ones who do are talking about. sadly most of my life is a blur because for...
    Kalsero Kalsero 22-25, M 6 Responses Aug 29

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    Trying to numb the pain... During my grief, I numbly went through the motions of being alive. But mentally and physically dying in pain, and bewilderment, while the beliefs that...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    (A grinding grief: the days that followed after my husband's burial) My emotions spent, my body exhausted, my mind overwhelmed, but I trudged on. That's what I always did. I had...
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    strongwarrior strongwarrior 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    Wheels64 Wheels64 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    Naivegirl0963 Naivegirl0963 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 3

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    stevan456 stevan456 13-15, M Sep 1

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    it makes me think before i act sometimes and helps me put on the brakes when i see deja vu about to come crashing in. i can have empathy with some and give advice to others if...
    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M Sep 7

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