I Was Hurt By Someone I Thought I Could It Wasn't Easy Growing Up As An Immigrant 1 day ago   04:08

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Rosavella wants to share her story to spread awareness about a horrible, traumatizing experience she had as a young girl - an experience she hopes no one ever has to go through.

When she was about five years old, her mother started to have a relationship with a man - a man she refers to as "Dan" in this story. Rosavella enjoyed spending time with Dan. He would play with her and her sister, buy them gifts and join them on vacations. At first, Dan treated Rosavella and her sister as if they were his own children, and Rosavella's mother was so happy to have found a father figure for them - a perfect family.

Overtime, Rosavella's relationship with Dan dramatically changed. He would come into her room late at night, and he would do inappropriate things to her. He would stare at her, touch her arms and waist, and make her feel incredibly uncomfortable. But because Rosavella was so young, she believed Dan when he told her he was just tucking her in and saying goodnight.

One specific time, Dan took Rosavella into his room. He put her on the bed and began touching her inappropriately. She screamed out and squealed so loudly that her sister ran in, but by the time she entered the room, Dan began tickling her to cover up his horrendous actions.

Eventually, Rosavella's sister found out what Dan was really doing. Her mom was completely devastated and took Rosavella to the police station, and they soon realized that what Dan was doing was illegal. They went to trial, but because there wasn't enough evidence, Dan was able to go free.

Rosavella's experience with abuse deeply affected her. She received counselling, but it caused her to have panic attacks and nightmares. She wishes that she had been more aware of what Dan was doing to her when she was younger. When she looks back on the past, she could say to herself, "I was hurt by someone I thought I could trust." However, she is taking a positive approach by vowing to help other people who may be going through a similar situation. She is strong and resilient, and she wants to share her story with the world to educate others.

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Comments 6773 Comments

Kenzie Hooper
I wish they would educate kids in school about that kind of situation to let them know that it's wrong
Ashauna Solomon
give this some likes if who ever in that court should be fired for not giving charges this knid of crap makes me so angry
Ashauna Solomon
oh hell naw if i was here age and i happened be i would tell my mom before i went on years
Why you bully me Dude
Being a man makes me think I’m a bad person
Jacqie 1718
That is very close to what I went through
Reina cardoza
2:46 to 2:56 you are right
Sub crib e
1 like = 1000029383837829283829382992839292839282938382882737447822992839282938388382838837383738373838298383928283829837472992738392 slaps for dan
KPOP FANGIRL
Omg I feel sorry for the poor little girl!
One like= 1,000 kick in the gut
Keisha Wilkerson
I HATE DAN I WANT TO PUT HIM IN FIRE
Maryam W
This is completely inappropriate, no girl is a doll!
Hannah Chen
that bish
Ireland McKinney
Me and you are the same. I feel ya,girl.
Abigail Tumilty
I support you
Water Cow
Hi
Ocean man take me by the hand
THIS MAN IS EVERY KIDS NIGHTMARE
Isabella Alvarez
That happened to me once
J.I.N.X
DICK
Jose Leon
2:39 through 2:54 is literally me when I'm around men as well..
Jack Islanders 80 81 82 83
Damn Daniel
TheBestTree32
This is why I'm sure this girl is a lesbian.
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It Wasn't Easy Growing Up As An Immigrant I Was Hurt By Someone I Thought I Could 1 day ago   03:47

By Corrie | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Comment, like, share this story.
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Corrie was born in The Philippines and lived there with her mom and dad. Her parents grew up in the Philippines, and many of their relatives lived there for most of their lives. Corrie's sister was also born in the Philippines, and they were always surrounded by family.

When Corrie's parents were first married, they always dreamed of moving to America. The United States was known as the land of opportunity and freedom, and, over time, many of Corrie's relatives began to move to America for a chance at a better life. Corrie's parents wanted the same opportunities and lifestyle for their family, too.

The Immigration process was very difficult, and it took years for Corrie's parents to be able to immigrate to The United States. They had to take tests, prove that they weren't dangerous and receive approval from doctors. After lots of hard work and dedication, Corrie's parents were able to move their family to California.

As excited as she was to finally be in America, Corrie faced many challenges when she started school. She didn't speak English as well as the other kids, and she had a hard time connecting with her classmates and making friends. She eventually got used to her new environment, and she began speaking English fluently.

When Corrie went to middle school, she was reminded of the things that made her and her family different. Whenever she brought her lunch to school, kids would make fun of the food her dad packed her. She pronounced words differently than her classmates, and when she would go out in public with her parents, there were times that she had to translate and help them communicate with other people.

Although there were times that Corrie felt different than everyone else, and though it wasn't easy growing up as an immigrant, she is forever grateful for her parents and the sacrifices they made for her family.
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