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From Brutal Childhood To Head Of The Class

Posted by Sandra On May - 19 - 2011

Melissa Anderson (bottom center) poses with her children,  John, 2 (clockwise from bottom); Timothy, 3;  Arabella, 5; Samuel, 6;  Kayli, 20, a sister she adopted; Elizabeth, 9; and Magdalyne, 8.  (PHOTO BY EDWARD A. ORNELAS/eaornelas@express-news.net) Photo: Edward A. Ornelas/Express-News, EDWARD A. ORNELAS / SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS (NFS)

Melissa Anderson’s worst childhood memory is shepherding her siblings into the closet while they sang loudly to drown out the sounds of her father beating her younger brother. Her father, Richard Jay Swank, pulled Anderson out of school in the fifth grade and made her the primary caretaker of nine brothers and sisters. Most endured beatings, torture and starvation.










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