Recovery from Tragedy
Recovery from Tragedy

Recovery from Tragedy

Hi, I'm Katherine Kim, and this is my story.

I've struggled with horrible depression, anxiety, panic disorder, bulimia and suicidal thoughts and behavior for about 10 years.

10 years ago, I got raped by my classmate and then got serious abuses by ex-boyfriends sexually, physically and emotionally. They took my money, took advantages of me and humiliated me. And in 4 years, my friends killed themselves in a row. It made me want to kill myself badly. I drank everyday because I couldn't sleep at all, I cut myself everyday, I wish I would die so that I don't have to see morning sunshine anymore.

But I don't want to die, indeed. I just want peace and freedom.

In September, I came to Hawaii and my recovery started. I tried to eat, sleep and recover from all the past I've been through. But I still suffer from bulimia, insomnia and financial debt that I got because of my abusers. I even got threatened by my ex-abuser by e-mail. He broke into my house and threatened my mom. The financial debt that I got from his blackmail appears on my nightmare every night. In Hawaii, I started my DTS(Discipleship Training School) in YWAM Kona, Christianity organization. I'm finding new hope in my life. But I still need medical help and financial help. I feel like my past is chasing me so I can't breathe. I feel like I would never get out of this forever. But I believe, I can be recovered.

I studied social work. I don't want anyone especially any teenager to get through these things anymore. I believe, I can be a new guide and helper for teenagers who are suffering from same problems and women who are voiceless. I want to start new. Next 15th(15th of December) is on my 24th birthday. And I really want to repay my all debt, take my medicine again,

and get my counceiling so that I can start new life on 24th birthday. Would you help me? Your concern and donation would help me a lot. Thank you very much for your concern and help.

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Brad Hull on January 30th, 2020

Good evening Katherine, how has your day been today? my name is Brad Hull. I just saw your post on today. I want to support you financially. kindly get back to me on my email to receive the donation when you are available for it. get back to me if you are still in need of financial help.

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