Proof of Love podcast: Not your ordinary Valentine's storyby Megan McChesney
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.
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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