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R. A. Rios was born in the state of Colorado. His ancestral roots vary from Spain and France to Early America. R. A. Rios grew up in and around Colorado and California from the hustle of the big city in Denver to the farming community in Pueblo then to various cities in and around California. Since the tender age of five he was severely abused as a child, yet he had the tenacity and will power to fight for life.
With in the limits of his abuser he had two protectors who supported his thirst for life s well as his vivid imagination. His struggles ingrained within him a compassion for others! Especially for those who are weak and down trodden.
R. A. Rios struggles did not end with his childhood but continued on through his adult life molding him and his imagination into the person he is today. R. A. Rios biography will give you the reader -insight in to the eyes and mind- of an abused child.
Through his eyes you may come to understand his -mentality and how he- struggled physically, emotionally, as well mentally – read and see- how he was able to survive it all…to become what he sought after most, to be…normal!!!
on Sep. 04, 2012 :
A very touching account of a sad family abuse. So many broken lives. This biography is easy to follow and read the disturbing account of a child being abused by an obsessed violent and controlling man towards his wife and children.
I can relate in a very small portion being a adult chils of an alcoolic mother. This was not made up sadly too many children grow up surviving these abuses. Sadly no one seems to notice or care. I strongly recommend the reading of this book. It takes lots of courage to write ones story and expose this abuse. The healing is a life long journey, this is a way of helping out all the broken children by acknowledging their pain and the reality they sufferred.
Like I usually say about my shatterred childhood: it was not made up I really lived the ordeal. Broken is a sad account of too many realities we should not shut on eyes on it. Thank you for sharing the permanent healing will come from our creator God.
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