Graduate Stories

Madison

Madison

Before coming to Mercy Canada, I looked for my value and identity in all the wrong places. Unqualified. Ugly. Fat. Not smart enough. Not good enough. These are the lies I used to believe about myself. On the outside, everything seemed perfect…no one would have ever...

Yuen-Kay

Yuen-Kay

From a young age I knew what it meant to be abandoned and alone. In the years ahead, I would endure physical and verbal abuse, and as a result I learned to hide my emotions and stuff everything deep down inside of me. Eventually I began to have horrible anxiety...

Laura Lynn

Laura Lynn

My name is Laura Lynn, and this is God’s story of how He made beauty out of my ashes. Growing up I experienced a lot of bullying, which led me to believe I was defined by my weight. I was also taught that my voice didn’t matter, and I was used and taken advantage of...

Vanessa

Vanessa

Before coming to Mercy Canada, life felt unmanageable. Although I was brought up in a very loving family, fear of creating conflict was enough to keep me silent with the secret that I was molested by a relative at a young age. The summer I turned 18 my mother was...

Rorie

Rorie

Before coming to Mercy Canada, I was controlled by insecurity and fear. I never really knew my biological dad and his absence left an empty space that was hard to recognize. I was weighed down by anxiety, an addiction, self-harm, and other destructive behaviours. All...

Linette

Linette

I arrived at Mercy Canada confused, buried in shame, and overwhelmed by life. I felt like I had tried everything the world told me would bring happiness, but each effort just left me more broken, empty, lost, and exhausted. I knew Jesus was the only one who could help...

Rea

Rea

When I was young I felt unwanted. I believed I had to fight for attention and walked on eggshells, not knowing when my family would be pleased or angry with me. As I grew older I began to seek the emotional connection and affection I longed for in romantic...

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