AGE | 32
LOCATION | South Korea
STATUS | Safe & Free
Heather grew up with several siblings and life was always hard since she lived in constant hunger – it was even difficult for her to concentrate in school due to her extreme hunger pains. As a teenager, she was once sent to prison because she and her sister were caught stealing potatoes. Because she had nothing to eat, she eventually decided to leave home. With some help, Heather made it to China with dreams and aspirations to start anew, but unfortunately her new life opened doors for different types of hardships. Sold immediately upon arriving in China, Heather was sometimes beaten violently and choked by the man who had bought her. She would often lock herself in the bathroom to refuse his sexual advances. After a series of mishaps, she was repatriated to North Korea. At the time of the incident, she was 21 years old but told authorities that she was only 17; she was eventually let go but found herself living with street children and homeless people in a dilapidated shelter. Heartbroken and disgusted, but stronger than ever, Heather escaped to China for the second time and was sold again to a different man who she lived with in fear and isolation, enduring more abuse. She lived with him for six years before being connected with LiNK, when she finally had an opportunity to escape once and for all. She made it safely out of China and is currently resettled in South Korea. Heather has plans to pursue Christian studies and in doing so, hopes to delve into missionary work.
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