Yvinn and Troy

Dear Sam,

Thank you for the privilege of being able to share my journey with Newsong. Sharing my story was a life changing experience for me because I was able to hear and see my journey in hindsight. I can honestly say I was nervous to tell my story, but I’m so happy that I did. You helped me find the courage to be able to share my journey without any fear of being judged. The experience of telling my story helped me to feel empowered because it allowed me to release a lot bottled up emotions. It also revealed how strong I was to have been able to get through my tragedy. I felt comfortable sharing my story because you’re such a gifted storyteller. My journey is not unique by any means, however, that is the beauty of my story. It’s multifaceted and consists of topics such as abandonment, divorce, self medication, life and death, which are experiences that anyone can relate to.

You have an amazing way of being able to take any experience no matter how tragic or beautiful it is and convey it so that it can help anyone feel like they’re not alone . You were able to encapsulate my journey in a beautiful , narrative short video. When I was going through my journey, I couldn’t see the beauty of what was going to come from my tragedy, but because of this experience I was able to realize that I needed to go through it so I can share my story and so that you could be the one that God would use to help me share it with everyone.

Thank you Sam, for helping me share my journey. You truly are a beautiful storyteller and I’m so blessed to have been able to  have my journey captured so wonderfully. It’s something that I will  be proud to share with my Son when he’s older. God couldn’t have picked a better person to do this for me than you Sam. God bless you my friend.

Yvinn and Troy Topacio

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