Julie Lythcott-Haims on MAKING A DIFFERENCE less than 15 minutes and over 1.5 million views
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My name is Mary. When I was wee, I didn’t realise that what was happening to me, was abuse.
I am thirty-one now, I am married to Colin and have two wee boys, Riley and Johnathon. We live in a small town in North Ayrshire. When I was seven my mum went into a wheelchair, my dad as it turns out had Huntington’s Chorea. So from the age of nine I became like their sole carer. I missed a lot of school. Shortly after I met Colin my mum died, I was 21. They say that you marry your parents. Colin is so much like my dad. He's brilliant. Although my dad got to see our wedding and also our Riley been born, he died the day before Riley’s first birthday. It still makes me feel sad..."