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Jasmine Millwood of Plymouth, who with her sisters survived chronic child abuse, has started a local abuse awareness charity and has a 5K charity run planned in September.
In her novel Unbreakable, A Memoir, Jasmine Millwood of Plymouth details the harrowing effects of child abuse she and her sisters repeatedly sustained at the hands of her biological father and stepmother. Millwood, who was taken in and eventually adopted with her two sisters by her uncle, Plymouth Township Supervisor Richard Reaume, said she began writing the book when she was 10 years old “as a very recent child abuse survivor” as a way of coping with the torment she faced. The book took the form of a journal, she said, and she eventually told herself she needed to make this public in order to help others in similar situations. She now is using her experience to help others, heading a Plymouth chapter of an organization to raise awareness…