Mount Cashel: a bitter legacy

Mount Cashel: a bitter legacy
Billy Earle, a victim of abuse at Mount Cashel orphanage in the 1970s, has been trying to shake anxiety ever since. — Photo by Barb Sweet/The Telegram
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David J. Williams
- December 21, 2014
- 19 h 00

I was dropped of at Mount Cashel in 1956 At age 5. Until 1963, I can't describe what I Went through with out pain, I started drinking at 12 and smoking, my marriage failed, lost my family house job, served in Vietnam hoping I would get killed. I've tried Again and again just ended up in ICU units Been hospitalized over 100 times on Psych wards. Can't remember all the meds I've been on. And still on but nothing takes away the pain. I've live alone now for 25yrs. No friends or family. It's just me a my memories. My life sucks. The pain never goes away despite years of treatment. Doctors want my to write my life story. I've tried many times just brings up to many bad memories. I often wish I'd never been born.

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