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Young Scot Awards 2013: Jess
Ryan, who triumphed over neglect and abuse, receives standing
ovation as she is announced overall winner
21 April 2013 - The mum-of-one from Inverness was honoured
for her charity work after surviving her own private hell.
She was hailed Young Scot 2013 at the climax of a special night
of cheers and tears. But, typically, as the audience rose
in a standing ovation to her courage, the 22-year-old’s first
thoughts were for others suffering the same ordeal she had
Jess, who bravely spoke out about her childhood neglect and
sexual abuse to help other youngsters break free from similar
trauma, said: “I am here as living proof that things can change,
things can get better.”
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