In the darkest periods of life we discover that pain serves a practical and crucial function. In the abyss of hopelessness the only voices heard and the only hands felt may well be of men and women who have experienced the similar torments of our affliction. These hands and voices- having emerged from the darkness- can be the same hands and voices that will one day guide us out of our own. It is through pain that we become free and it is through pain that we are able to help free others.

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