Woman endured abuse, now speaks for others on Friday

Once beaten, resident is now standing tall

Luane Sandoval knew she had to get out.
Sandoval was in a bad relationship with a man who both verbally and physically abused her. For years, domestic violence ruled her life, with police reports dotting the time she spent in the relationship.
For a while, she was able to move out on her own, when she was pregnant with her baby daughter, because she was a caregiver in the home of an elderly person.
But when that person died, she had nowhere to go except back to the relationship she had left.
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