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Happy Thanksgiving!
At the ROSE Fund, we have a lot to be thankful for and we wanted to extend our deepest gratitude to all of you during the holiday season.
We’re incredibly thankful for:
Our doctors and their staff for their compassion, talents and time
Our donors for their generosity, contributions and support
Our partners in the domestic violence community for their dedication, compassion and commitment
Our ROSE recipients for their strength, courage and resolve
Our volunteers for their passion, efforts and energy.  Each and everyone one of you play a role in inspiring us to continue our mission to break the silence and the cycle of domestic violence.  And, you play an integral role in enabling ROSE to help women survivors of domestic violence to rebuild their lives and regain their self esteem.
For that, we are very thankful
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Below are excerpts from a few recent ROSE recipients who, based on the collective efforts of ROSE Fund supporters, have a lot to be thankful for during this holiday season.

 

Theresa B*, a mother of 2 boys living in a Boston suburb

 

“I’m thankful for the new perspective I have on life….now that the physical scars have been removed, I realize that there is a whole world waiting out there beyond the abuse.  I’m thankful to be excited about the future and the possibilities ahead for me and my boys!!  Thank you ROSE Fund supporters for all that you do for those of us who desperately need your help”

Susan P*, a Boston based mother who with ROSE Fund help, graduated with a nursing degree in her 50’s!!

 

“I’m thankful to have my life and my self-esteem back.   I’m thankful to know that after all I’ve been through, that there are people out there that really care about others.  I’m thankful for those who encouraged me to fill out the ROSE application.   You have no idea what it feels like, when you really need help and the person on the other end says, “We’re going to help you”…it’s like a miracle…words can’t describe what that does to a person’s every day outlook on life…..I’m thrilled and thankful that I have my degree….it was like coming full circle, from abuse back  to LIFE!”

Ruth W* a mother from the south shore of Boston…”

 

“I’m thankful to have my smile back…and for the self-confidence to smile and laugh without covering my mouth…..it’s such a simple joy that’s easy to take for granted until it’s gone.  Thank you ROSE Fund supporters for helping me to get it back!!”

Annie C.* the mother of a newborn baby who lives west of Boston

 

“I’m thankful for the self-confidence I have now that the scars are gone, and my teeth have been fixed.  I’m happy I can get back to a life I’m proud of…where I can return to the work force and start seeing my family again.  .  I’m thankful for being able to truly move forward without the constant reminders of my past.  I’m thankful I got to know you people.  I will never forget what you did for me!!”

Mary M*  the mother of a daughter in college

 

“I’m thankful that I finally had my teeth fixed.  Now I can bite and eat normally.  You have no idea what a relief it is.  Not only is the pain gone.  Now I don’t think about the violence I suffered every time I chew.  I think about the future.  I think about enjoying life.  I actually enjoy eating again.  Thank you ROSE Fund supporters for all that you have done for me.”

*Names have been changed to ensure the privacy and safety of our recipients

 

Thanks again for your generosity and support.  Have a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving.
Sincerely,

Dan Walsh
Chairman and Executive Director

 

 

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