Delco woman hopes tragedy in her life helps others to heal

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Monday, October 15, 2018
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Delco woman hopes tragedy helps heal others. Matt O'Donnell reports during ActionNews Mornings on October 15, 2018.

CHESTER, Pa. (WPVI) -- A Delaware County woman is hoping a tragedy in her life helps others to heal.

Nineteen-year-old Jaeionah Handy is the founder of the nonprofit organization BRAVE.

Handy was a witness to her mother's murder back in 2005 when she was 6 years old.

She started BRAVE to provide a safe outlet for people who have survived traumatic experiences.

"I hope and pray I can help heal the youth and change the community. I know a lot of kids are going through a lot of mental illnesses," Handy said.

Handy said she was in therapy for years and knows how much being in a group helped her.


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