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    Quote Originally Posted by RealityTV_hater
    No, it's her fault. You can choose how you're going to come off an experience like she had. You can use being molested as an excuse to sink to the bottom, or you can rise up from it and become a stronger person.
    The kid was 11 years old RealityTVHater ... eleven! A child like that isn't in a position of how to 'choose' how to deal with something so horrific. The parent's job was to get her the proper help and stick with it. A little kid doesn't know what they need! She started on a downward spiral and hit bottom - Sagewalk may be a wonderful experience for her - she could become so self-reliant and confident in herself that, now, as an older teen she will have the tools to handle her past.
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    I really feel sorry for this kid. She seems genuinely nice and I dont see her as a brat at all. I couldn't help but start bawling when she started telling her story

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    Quote Originally Posted by deb1430
    I really feel sorry for this kid. She seems genuinely nice and I dont see her as a brat at all. I couldn't help but start bawling when she started telling her story
    Yep, it brought tears to my eyes. I hated how her parents just kept addressing it as a "bad experience" - it sounds like they definitely didn't address this the way they should have when it originally happened, which may just have been stupidity on their part. Some parents actually care more about their relationships with "family friends" and would overlook something like that for the sake of appearances, etc. It's happened here where I live, I can see it happening other places.

    I get what you mean, RealityTVHater, but usually the people who "rise above it" and "choose how to come out of it" are people who have already had therapy. Sometimes therapy isn't helpful in instances like this, sometimes it is completely restoring, like it's meant to be, and people can "rise from the ashes" so to speak. I don't think that she had the proper intervention over this whole situation to begin with so she definitely has not had a chance to "rise above it" yet -- I think Sagewalk is going to offer her that opportunity. I can't wait to see her outlook and how things happen for her once she leaves SageWalk.

    Also, if you've looked up their site, the Sagewalk programs are not exclusively for kids with behavioural issues - there is a bit of intervention work done, and I am sure that the therapists there will handle it all according to the situation, as hers is very different from the others. Given that, sending her to camp is too late for her parents, they should have been looking after this before instead of tricking her into going somewhere, and making the entire experience that much more painful.

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    Lexie's story made me cry...she seems like a nice kid who is hurting more than anyone her age should be hurting,and I hope they can help her.
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    I really hope this girl gets it together. At first I was laughing at her not making the hike and then I felt sorry for her.

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    She's starting to make strides in the right direction.

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    I love Lexie. I don't know how people recover from that kind of thing. I think she is very strong and I hope she continues knowing she is capable of being loved. She's an inspiration.

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    I think this young lady is going to make it.
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    ok SageWalk is the place she needs to be, yes she was molested and it wasn;t her fault, and yes her parents didn' get her help, maybe they were embaressed because tehy trusted this man around their daughter but still she is the one who chose to do what she does and i am not saying she is a bad kid i like her but she needs help, SageWalk gave her back her confidence like when she went down the 300 foot mountain, you can't get experiences like that in group therepy, and she has her confidence back and she is starting to notice that she is worth alot which makes her understand she can be loved, i think SageWalk was an amazing experience for her and will in the end make her a great person!

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