By Roland Vandal,Carlene Rummery
Having been sexually abused through a boxing trainer as a youngster, and never understanding who to belief or inform, Roland Vandal discovered solace in medicinal drugs and alcohol. His conflict with habit, and his unwillingness to talk of his demons, ended in failed relationships, undesirable offerings, crime, hassle with the legislation, and PTSD. After an evening of partying with buddies in 2001, Roland came across himself by myself in a Winnipeg lodge and tried suicide. while he woke, affected by guilt and disgrace at what he'd performed, he knew he had hit backside. He dialled the telephone and sought help
Clean and sober for over a decade, Roland is now dwelling a existence he by no means dreamed attainable. choked with moments of humour, sorrow, melancholy, and conquer adversity, Off the Ropes tells his tale within the uncooked, from the abuse, to his addictions, to his successes in enterprise and as a motivational speaker and advocate.
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Off the Ropes: My Story by Roland Vandal,Carlene Rummery