she’s cutting herself… again.

Posted on by Martin Corder

I met Wendy for the first time a few weeks ago. She is 16 and has started to cut on herself again.

She was very ‘matter of fact’ as she shared her story. “My mom died when I was 9. My dad doesn’t care what I do; he just sits in his room all day.” Then with a bit more force she added “And, I’m not going back to school because I hate it and I don’t have any friends.” I can still see her curled up in the chair, thin and frail. Her hat pulled down revealing just a few strands of her purple hair. Her voice then became so quiet I could barely hear her. With tears in her eyes, she said, “Nobody wants me.” That broke my heart. Underneath Wendy’s anger was such sadness, rejection and no sense of hope.

With each story new story I hear, God re-affirms the need for Point Break in our schools; the need to connect kids who feel invisible and unwanted with someone who cares. This fall, we are scheduled to facilitate Point Break at Wendy’s high school. Your prayers and financial support have made this possible. Thank you. And If you would like to know more about how you can be involved in bringing a Point Break Workshop to middle and high schools in our valley, please give us a call at 541.779.3275.

Sharon Rush
Point Break Director

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