Freedom from Torture - "You’re really saving lives" – Eva’s story

"You’re really saving lives" – Eva’s story

Blog by Eva

When I first came to Freedom from Torture I was going through so many problems. I wasn’t well. Today there’s a massive difference between how I was first of all and how I am now. It’s a really big difference. 

Before I came to Freedom from Torture, I was on my own, I didn’t have anyone. Now, I’ve got family. I have someone to talk to, and if there’s something I need I can call to get support.

With my therapist, I talk. We talk a lot. And knowing that I have this place to talk to someone, that helps me a lot.

I’d like to say thank you to those who donate to Freedom from Torture. Thank you because, first of all, you don’t really see what you’re doing and how many lives you’re saving. Without you, I don’t know how Freedom from Torture could support people how it does – you’re really saving lives. The only thing I can say is thank you; thank you.

For me this is a second chance. It’s giving me hope, a second chance to believe. It’s basically like a child learning to walk. That child needs a hand to come forward. That’s exactly what Freedom from Torture is giving me. It’s giving me the chance and the hope to live again.

This Christmas will be difficult for me. In my home country, Christmas is all about the family. We dance, we eat together. This year I’ll be at home, I don’t know what I’ll be doing.

Looking to the future, I'd love to do something to help others one day. Since I’ve been through what I’ve been through, I’ve found that the life of a woman can be easily just destroyed. My hope is that one day, if I get strong, I can set up something to help women.

To Freedom from Torture's supporters I just have this to add: thank you, we need you.

This year, we're fundraising to give each torture survivor and their children a Christmas Care Box full of thoughtful and practical gifts. The presents are more than just a gift - they're a message to someone on a dark winter's day that they're not alone and someone is thinking of them. If you'd like to donate to our Christmas Care Boxes please click here. Thank you for standing with survivors of torture.

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