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And then there is the moment when you know that you are finally free, and freedom feels a little bit like a victory lap. 

Thank you to Centre Safe, District Attorney Bernie Cantorna, my dear friend Dawn McKee, the Executive Director of Centre Safe, Anne Ard, and the entire staff at Centre Safe, especially Mary Ohahsi, for their honoring me with the opportunity to join them as the Keynote Speaker for the Domestic Violence Leaves An Empty Place at The Table Event this past Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at the Centre County Courthouse in Centre County, Pennsylvania. 

I would also like to extend my gratitude to reporter Vincent Corso of the Centre County Gazette for the care with which he wrote this article about our event, as well as for the photo he took shown above. I was honored to serve as Keynote Speaker and am grateful that our combined efforts were covered so well in this article. From Mr. Corso’s article:

“No matter what happens to us, there is always hope, and there is always the opportunity to move forward. As long as we are still alive and we are still showing up, there is always the chance to move forward and become the people we know we are capable of being, no matter what has been done to us in the past,” said Dora E. McQuaid.”

Centre County Shows Support For Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Thank you to every person and program that has supported my efforts over the past twenty years that helped make this moment possible, as well as every person and program whose commitment to survivors changes, and saves, lives every single day. 

All peace to each one of you. Dora

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