Proof of Love podcast: Not your ordinary Valentine's story

by Megan McChesney / 14 February, 2018

Veronica and Bruce on their wedding day.

The latest episode of The Lip brings you a tale of love that has spanned four decades and has conquered what seemed to be insurmountable obstacles. 

On February 1 this year, PM Jacinda Ardern announced a Royal Commission into historical abuse in state care.

Veronica Butler was one of thousands of children seriously traumatised in foster homes and government institutions in the 60s and 70s.

She tells The Lip podcast how she struggled to make sense of her childhood and teen years  – and the guy who promised to protect her.  

 “They hurt me so bad I wanted to die... you wouldn’t do that to a rabid dog.”

 

“I’d made her a promise that nothing would ever hurt her again and suddenly I couldn’t do anything about it.”

 

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