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“Jane Doe” by Kay Bruin

Abandonment, abuse, neglect, and murder. These are the words used to describe the life that this 17-year-old girl is trying to escape. After attempting to end her life, in an unfamiliar place, she is admitted to a psychiatric hospital under the name Jane Doe. She must learn to trust Dr. Lance, as she reveals the truth about who she is.

Most people will say that you can’t run from your past. For this 17-year-old girl, running seems like the only answer. She struggles to speak of the events that led her to the bridge where she attempted to end her life. After refusing to give her name, the police take her to a nearby hospital where she is admitted under the name Jane Doe. Her fate rests in the hands of one doctor, who is determined to earn her trust and help her overcome what she is so obviously running from.

This story is filled with every emotion. A rough upbringing is relatable, but it’s easy for one person to forget just how bad things can get. This story depicts the struggle and hope for escape both physically and mentally.

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