Anger, frustration, fear, worthlessness, determination, strength, resolve, and joy are feelings we experience at one point or another in our life. Many of these emotions are caused by traumatic events such as death and birth or abuse and success. Knowing that someone has endured and survived gives us hope. Sharing these experiences allows us to begin our own healing process and assist thousands of others with theirs. Within these pages are stories shared by everyday people. They shake us to the very core of our being, stirring up emotions we never knew existed within ourselves. These are genuine stories, telling the real truth about what people live through on a daily basis. If you feel like you are the only one going through your situation, realize that you are not. Someone else has suffered similarly. Have faith, trust in yourself, and believe you can do the impossible. If these people can survive, so can you!