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Please Dont Jump Wanda Bauer

Please Dont Jump

Wanda Bauer

Published May 1st 2010
ISBN : 9781414113647
Paperback
164 pages
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Please dont jump, Mommy. While attending her sisters funeral, that plea and other painful memories haunted Wanda Bauer: The sight of her mother poised to leap into the river below The smells of dead rats and mildew in her childhood home TheMorePlease dont jump, Mommy. While attending her sisters funeral, that plea and other painful memories haunted Wanda Bauer: The sight of her mother poised to leap into the river below The smells of dead rats and mildew in her childhood home The soreness of the bruises that emerged after a beatingAfter living her first twelve years with her abusive parents, Bauer was removed from her family and placed in a church-established childrens home, where she became a Christian. At 15, Bauer was returned to her family, but to her dismay nothing there had changed. She married at 16 to escape that environment, and at 17 she became a mother. But the cycle of abuse resumed, and after eleven years she gathered her courage and her children, and left the marriage. God wastes nothing: Please Dont Jump is more than a riveting memoir of triumph over extreme adversity. Through interviews with other struggling families who agreed to share their stories, Bauer, now a rehabilitation consultant, illustrates the toll that family dysfunction, divorce, alcoholism, addiction, and abuse take on children and their futures. Insisting that its time to act on behalf of these innocents, Bauer advocates making mature choices and modeling responsible behavior.