This is the true story of a young woman dealing with the daily struggles of living with undiagnosed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and the healing power of the horse-human relationship. Told through her experiences suffering the effects of childhood sexual abuse while having no conscious memory of the abuse itself, Cheryl walks the reader through a life in which she believed she was crazy, and had the voices in her mind to prove it. Spiraling ever deeper into depression, and plagued by a destructive inner voice which has taken on a personality all it's own, Cheryl can only see one way out, permanently. That is until a small, scraggly horse comes into her life and changes everything.
About the Author
While earning her master's degree in social work from Western Michigan University, Cheryl took a special interest in the effects of early childhood trauma on the developing brain. She then applied that learning, along with her personal experience as an abuse survivor in her latest work, a memoir, Follow Me, Friend... more
Cheryl with her dog, Boedy
Cheryl with 2009 Preakness Stakes winner, Rachel Alexandra