News Video: Boy Speaks Out After Surviving Terrible Abuse

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Denalee Chapman July 18, 2015
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Known in the media as “Michael” he now speaks out for the first time after being rescued by police two years ago from his abusive foster home. The officer found Michael handcuffed to the porch with a dead chicken tied around his neck. The foster parents released several dogs on the police officers, but they rescued Michael.

Michael was tortured – sometimes in a planned way, sometimes without warning. Michael continues to have nightmares that his foster mother (who has been released from prison) will find and kidnap him. To protect his identity, Michael’s voice has been changed and his face hidden.

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Denalee Chapman

Denalee is an adoptive mother, a motivational speaker, a writer, and a lover of life. She and her husband have adventured through the hills and valleys of life to find that the highest highs and the lowest lows are equally fulfilling. Book Denalee to speak to your group, or find Denalee's writings, including her books on her website at

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