Olympic gold medalist shares past of pain, glory with Assumption students

Ms. Harrison, 25, who lives in Danvers, is a survivor of sexual abuse at the hands of her former coach when she was a young teenager. She said she’d be lying if she didn’t still think about the traumatic experiences she overcame. A decade later, therapy remains a means of coping and is still integral in her path to recovery, she said.
“I truly feel blessed,” she said. “I look at my life sometimes and say, ‘Wow. That could have gone real bad, real fast.’ ”