The personal story of author Debi Toporoff will help those dealing with the memory and pain of abuse, as well as those looking to understand what children suffering from abuse have experienced.
Toporoff uniquely tells her story from a child's perspective, highlighting her mother's physical abuse, her father's neglect, and the moments of rest she had while taken away to foster families.
By the age of four, Toporoff remembers being held responsible for cleaning the household while enduring the wrath of her never-satisfied mother. Not for the faint of heart, she graphically tells of going blind in one eye, cracking her skull, and breaking her leg, all by her mother's hand.
Through several foster families, caring teachers and co-workers, Toporoff pieced together the story of Jesus, and his forgiveness and never-failing love for her, which lead to hope and forgiveness.
Dr. Debi Toporoff, born in Stuart, Florida, has been in the mental health field for over thirty years. She received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of South Carolina, a master’s degree in health services administration from Central Michigan University, a master’s degree in theology, and a doctorate of ministry from the Life School of Theology. She has one daughter and resides in Beech Island, South Carolina.