http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2010/01/headline_tk.html The Oregonian should be commended for running this piece on the heart-wrenching overview of the life of a survivor. It is a series and I will add to it everyday. The only thing I have to say, other than "Wow...what a strong young woman" is that I wonder about the decision not to run her real name. "Ashley" asked that her real name be used. The abusers and rapists are named. Whom are they protecting? I'd like to hear from other survivors. If you told your story, would you want your name used? "From her earliest memories, nearly every adult entrusted to protect Ashley had failed her, including both parents and her stepfather. That was about to change. During the next five months, strangers would rescue Ashley, moved by her determination to find justice. The deputy district attorney who prosecuted Palmer became so inspired by Ashley that she formed a foundation to fund special moments in the lives of abused children. Ashley wants to help others, too. She hopes telling her story will let desperate children know they are not alone and show them the way to a better life."