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Families Renewed, Inc.
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One of the children that taught us to focus more specifically on the children of a family is Cass. When we met Cass, she was 14 years old. She had been starving herself for just over a month. Her parents didn't know because they didn't eat meals together. Sometimes, when asked about dinner, she would say it was a YOYO dinner. YOYO means, You are On Your Own. She started to starve herself from depression she experienced after being raped by a friend she had invited to her house while her parents were at work.

Through our work with Cass, she began eating again. We worked through many bouts with depression and thoughts of suicide. Today, she is a productive, well adjusted, and generally happy adult. She confided to us just recently that she intends to return to school so she can become a therapist who works with people who either need or currently have emotional support animals.

In addition to her love of horses and animals in general, Cass also enjoys writing. Below is her story in her words: