Pillar of strength: Judo champion finds healing, tough love

Thank you Kayla Harrison - Olympic & World Champion
“Four years ago today this article was published… where I spoke publicly about my past for the first time. I can’t tell you how nervous and anxious I was about this. I cried for the entire interview and my hands shook for hours afterwards, but I also felt lighter after leaving that room. And for the first time, I felt as if maybe I had a purpose, and it wasn’t just throwing people.
The response to this article was overwhelmingly positive and supportive and I can not thank you enough for that. Your love and support have made me a stronger, better person.
I am forever grateful to those who stood by me in my darkest hours. You know who you are and you have my eternal love and loyalty.
"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from indomitable will.” -Gandhi