Thrust into state care at six months of age because of an alcoholic father and mentally ill mother, Teresa Cooper spent an unsettled childhood in a variety of children's homes. At age 13, she was sent to Kendall House in Gravesend, Kent, a home which soon became her prison and worst nightmare. Teresa found herself a victim of a terrible regime: she was injected with dangerously high doses of drugs and sexually abused. As a result of this cruel and vicious treatment, accompanied by punishments such as 163 days spent in solitary confinement, it was not long before Teresa began to harm herself and even attempt to take her life. After three years of hell, Teresa thought her nightmare was over but another was about to begin. Teresa survived, however, and today she works to fight against a corrupt social care system. She has taken her case of abuse and drugging to Parliament, and is fighting to prevent many more children from suffering at the hands of unethical doctors and abusive foster parents. Teresa single handedly fought for the current CofE Kendall House review and helped settle many cases related to Kendall House. Teresa's story has appeared in the media on a regular basis and made world news several times. After a long and exhausting battle for justice, Teresa exposed the shocking legacy Kendall House left behind and the church later admitted: The children and grandchildren of Kendall House residents, were later born with birth defects. How many generations will suffer the legacy a church run home created?
©2007 Teresa Cooper (P)2016 Teresa Cooper
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