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Depressed Monsters – The Yerman Collection
By the time I was 18 years old, I had already gone through more hardships than some people go through in their entire lives. My parents divorced when I was 6 due to my father’s alcoholism and abuse. Shortly later I was in a car wreck that almost took my life. I broke my femur in 3 places and was in the hospital for several months. When I was finally released from the hospital to go home, I learned that I would be moving into a different house with my mom and her new boyfriend.
I had to learn how to walk all over again. After several months of intense physical therapy I was ready to be a normal kid getting in to trouble again. I quickly learned that getting into trouble resulted in getting viciously beaten by my mom’s new boyfriend. The first time he hit me wasn’t even much longer after I was on my feet again. The beatings intensified as I got older. I’ll never forget the worst one. I called my older brother a rude name. My mom’s boyfriend came running down the stairs, knocked me down, and slapped me in the face while he had me pinned down. He then proceeded to get up, got to the kitchen and get a pepper shaker which he used to beat me in the face with until my lips were bloody. [Read more…]