A woman who used pills to numb her pain for almost a decade decided to end her life, but an encounter at two in the morning changed everything.
Verbal Abuse Growing Up
Dora Orozco longed for protection, acceptance, and love growing up. When she was 3-years-old, her mother left her and her siblings in Guatemala for a new life in America. They grew up with relatives and friends taking care of them. But her mom promised to bring them with her to America as soon as she had enough money.
At 13-years-old, Dora moved to Los Angeles to live with her mom. But contrary to what she had finally dreamed of as a happy family, she suffered from verbal abuse at home. That’s when she began to believe lies that she’s wasn’t good enough.
Distorted View About God
Moreover, adding to Dora’s feeling of rejection was the church she grew up in. The church taught about judgment and an easily angered God, which distorted her view about the loving God.
“You had to earn your way for God to love you. Like if you misbehave, God is gonna punish you,” she recounted.
Dora also tried to join a gang because she was desperate for love and acceptance as a teen. And when they moved to Tennessee, the abuse in their home worsened. Hence, she believed that God was punishing her.
Drug Addiction And Committing Suicide
At 19, the teen discovered pills that could numb her pain. She eventually became addicted to the drugs because it helped her forget all her problems. But her condition got worse, and she tried to take her life several times.
In 2015, Dora was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She concluded it was God punishing her again for becoming a drug addict. Until one day, she decided just to end her life. Dora set a date and wrote a farewell letter blaming everyone for her suffering.
But before she could take her life, Dora had an encounter that changed everything.
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