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May 29, 2019
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Creflo Dollar

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  • by the partners and friends of Creflo Dollar Ministries.
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  • female: There is gonna be something that's gonna be
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  • benefitting me that's happening in the body of Christ.
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  • I wanna be present.
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  • female: And, in all honesty, my faith has gone from,
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  • like, here and I thought I had faith to, like,
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  • I can't explain how far it's gone.
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  • female: Oh, it's time. You got to hear this.
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  • female announcer: Register today at
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  • creflodollarministries.org or call or text
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  • the numbers listed on the screen.
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  • This is your world,
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  • so let's vow to make it a better place.
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  • Let every heart that needs to know
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  • your love is here to stay.
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  • Oh, it's time we live a new life.
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  • Oh, let his love shine bright in you.
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  • Oh, we're saved by his grace,
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  • so we embrace your love today,
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  • we are changed.
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  • Creflo Dollar: This week, we are focusing on real people who
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  • have found themselves in some of the most difficult circumstances
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  • and how God's grace brought them from the pit to the palace and
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  • from being a victim to becoming victorious.
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  • Today, in the third of our series this week,
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  • "The Grace Life," you'll meet Sabrina,
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  • who was left for dead after acid was thrown in her face.
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  • Though left blinded, she dedicated her life to spreading
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  • the inspiration and healing power of God's grace.
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  • Now, if you're ready to receive all the blessings he has
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  • in store for you, then watch this.
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  • Creflo: I wanna introduce you to a woman who has experienced
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  • one of the most horrific ordeals I have ever heard.
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  • Though she was senselessly attacked and blinded, as she
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  • will share today, she's working her way through with greater
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  • sight than she has ever had before.
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  • Ladies and gentlemen, would you please help me welcome Sabrina
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  • to "Your World" today.
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • Creflo: Welcome. Sabrina, welcome.
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  • There you go.
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  • Welcome. Welcome. Welcome.
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  • You know, I wanna, first of all, commend you for your courage
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  • and for what you're about to share today.
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  • It's a subject that's right now a hot topic, and we're right in
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  • the midst of voting some things into place, but you and I are
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  • gonna come together, and we're gonna tag team, and we're gonna
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  • put together an instrument that will help others and hopefully
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  • some of the tragic things you've had to experience,
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  • through your courage and just by being here today,
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  • we hope to prevent that in the lives of other people.
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  • So, I congratulate you ahead of time for what we're about to do.
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  • Sabrina Greenlee: Well, thank you.
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  • Creflo: Now, I call this "Your World" because you're
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  • gonna bring us into your world and by doing that the people
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  • that watch become a part of your experience
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  • and what you had to go through,
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  • so let's just start right off at the top.
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  • You're here for a specific purpose,
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  • and you're gonna share some things with us.
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  • It may be hard for others to hear, but they need to hear it
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  • so we can come up with some solutions, and then we're gonna
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  • back up and work our way from how it was growing up
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  • to where you are now.
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  • So, what happened?
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  • What was this issue that took place, this love triangle?
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  • Sabrina: I was in a, like you said,
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  • a love triangle unknowingly.
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  • I was dating a guy for only three months.
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  • I had no idea that he had a girlfriend,
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  • and I was called to a place one day.
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  • He took my car. I woke up.
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  • I had no idea, you know, where he had went.
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  • I called him. No answer.
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  • He called me back, and he was like, "Hey, come here,"
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  • so, of course, I went there, you know, thinking
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  • I could retrieve my car.
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  • And he was at another female's resident, so him and I were
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  • outside at the car arguing and as I turned my back to the door
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  • she came out of the apartment.
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  • I had no idea she was there.
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  • I didn't even know where I was, actually.
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  • I just, you know, was called to a place, and she came out
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  • with a big cup and with a concoction of liquid
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  • Red Devil Lye mixed with Clorox.
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  • I found out later--the forensics said at the court hearing
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  • that it got up--it could get up to like 400 degrees
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  • in a matter of minutes.
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  • So, she came out, and she called my name really loud,
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  • so she knew who I was.
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  • Of course, I didn't know who she was, and she splashed me with
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  • this concoction in my face and instantly I fell to the ground,
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  • and I was laying on my back, and my breathing got really shallow,
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  • and I began to see this white cloud come over my eyes.
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  • At this time, I couldn't move because the skin had came off of
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  • my face, my neck, my back, my shoulders.
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  • Everything had just slid off, and I was literally laying out
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  • there dying, which was really hard for me because I could--it
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  • was almost like I was trapped inside of myself.
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  • I could feel myself breathing, but it was getting more shallow
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  • and shallow and then, of course, I guess he felt sorry for me, so
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  • he picked me up, he put me in my car, and he took me up
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  • to a gas station, which was about three minutes.
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  • It seemed like an eternity at the time, but it was about three
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  • minutes away, and so he took me out.
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  • He lifted me out the car.
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  • At this point I could barely walk or breathe, so he was
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  • dragging me, blood everywhere, and we got inside the store.
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  • The clerk, she started screaming hysterically and,
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  • you know, so she called 911.
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  • They get me to a water fountain to the right of the desk, and
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  • they start splashing water on my face, but by this time I guess
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  • he panics or whatever, so he leaves me there.
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  • I didn't see him again for another year or so.
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  • Thank God she called 911, and they were able to,
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  • you know, get me some help.
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  • Well, by this time they--I went to the local hospital and the
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  • helicopter, they flew me to the Augusta burn center,
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  • where I later went into a coma for a little over a month,
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  • which was really tough and woke up blind.
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  • Seventeen percent of my body scarred.
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  • Creflo: This is--it's really difficult to hear, and I know
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  • even more difficult for you to talk about because of,
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  • you know, we all have emotions.
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  • We just work hard to make sure that those emotions don't have
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  • us, but the question that just kinda rolls in through your head
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  • is how could somebody do something like this?
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  • I mean, just human respect from human to human.
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  • How could--you know, what possesses a person to do
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  • something so horrific, so egregious?
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  • Like I said before in the opening, I've just never heard
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  • of anything like this, and I think I'm gonna take a break for
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  • a moment so I can do a proper interview, because I got some
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  • weird emotions going on, on the inside of me.
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  • So, if we could--let's take a break and when we come back I'm
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  • gonna ask some questions and hopefully these are the same
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  • questions that are in your mind right now,
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  • and we so appreciate Sabrina for painting such a graphic,
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  • detailed picture of what happened.
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  • But I had no idea that, you know, today I would literally be
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  • able to kinda see just what happened,
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  • but anyway we'll be right back.
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • Creflo: July 8 through 12, right here in College Park,
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • Creflo: Welcome back.
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  • Now, Sabrina, you left off with waking up in the hospital
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  • after this coma and discovering what you discovered.
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  • Let's pick up from there with your story and what was going on
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  • in your emotions and just all the things that were going on,
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  • on the inside.
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  • Sabrina: I think waking up in the hospital with four kids at
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  • home was one of the toughest things I've ever had to do.
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  • I'm literally laying there, I have no sight, and I'm on
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  • morphine, so that's keeping me pretty much sedated.
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  • So, I don't realize that I'm totally blind for almost a week
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  • after I wake up, finally realizing that I was blind and
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  • that I was gonna have intensive therapy.
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  • There was many, many, many dark days.
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  • I wasn't able to see any of my kids.
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  • They were told that, from the beginning, they were not old
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  • enough to come in the room.
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  • It was so tough.
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  • It was so tough, and it was just senseless.
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  • Like, why?
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  • Like, I kept asking myself, "Why?
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  • How did I get here to this place of--"
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  • And feeling abandoned, depressed,
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  • lonely, dark, suicidal.
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  • All these things crossed my mind.
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  • Like, "I don't wanna live like this.
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  • This is not--" I went from, you know, everybody is saying, "Oh,
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  • you're so pretty and, you know, you're beautiful," and I knew,
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  • you know, instantly that my vanity was gone.
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  • Creflo: So, what motivated you to, you know, keep pushing,
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  • keep going on?
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  • Sabrina: At that time, I would say my kids, because
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  • I was angry, even angry at God, angry at her, the young lady
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  • that did this, angry at him, my entire family.
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  • I mean, I just--there was a thousand reasons why, you know,
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  • why I didn't wanna live, and I was angry at everybody.
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  • My kids was really a big, big part of me
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  • wanting to continue to live.
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  • Creflo: Let's go back to this triangle again.
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  • Tell me about this guy.
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  • Sabrina: To be honest, Doctor, he was not a nice guy.
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  • I think--you know, as I think about it now, you know,
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  • my life was on a rollercoaster ride, up and down.
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  • I had been through a lot of abusive relationships
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  • in the past.
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  • I didn't think that I was worthy of finding a good person, so
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  • when I ran across him he was absolutely nobody that I would
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  • allow my daughters to date or even refer anybody to and that's
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  • just being honest because--and there were so many warning signs
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  • there in the beginning.
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  • I mean, his--it was continuous lies, manipulation, just things
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  • that--you know, I was tough, and I didn't allow things,
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  • and I was a disciplinarian in my home,
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  • but then when it came to men I just became weak.
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  • And he knew that, you know, so I think early on he played
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  • on a lot of my weaknesses.
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  • There was a lot of lies. He wasn't a nice guy.
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  • He was very controlling and manipulative, but all of that
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  • together still was not enough for me to leave him alone,
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  • because I needed someone, you know?
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  • Just felt like I had to have someone there.
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  • Creflo: Well, how would you describe
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  • your self-esteem at that time?
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  • Would you consider it being pretty low during that time,
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  • medium, high?
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  • What was it like?
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  • Sabrina: Oh, it was absolutely low.
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  • Even though I put a smile on and I attended the kids' events and
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  • I hung out with my friends, as soon as I got by myself the
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  • majority of the time I was crying because of my past.
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  • I had buried two brothers, a fiancé, and just feeling
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  • abandoned, you know, by them, feeling really lonely most
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  • of the time, so, of course, my self-esteem was really low.
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  • I was broken.
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  • I was broken from a lot of things that happened
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  • in my childhood to adolescent years.
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  • It was just one big concoction of something
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  • waiting to happen, honestly.
  • 00:14:44.160 --> 00:14:48.150
  • Creflo: So, did this guy know that--in this triangle,
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  • did he know that this woman was gonna do this?
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  • Did he have any knowledge of it?
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  • Sabrina: I truly believe he did, because when we went to
  • 00:14:59.070 --> 00:15:02.200
  • court the prosecutor said, you know, he needs to come testify,
  • 00:15:02.210 --> 00:15:07.240
  • and so, of course, he comes and sit with the family.
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  • He acts like nothing has happened, he had no wrongdoing,
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  • and my dad and my family, they're cringing because,
  • 00:15:14.170 --> 00:15:17.250
  • you know, I got them type of cousins, you know?
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  • Creflo: Nene and nem.
  • 00:15:21.010 --> 00:15:22.170
  • Sabrina: Yeah, I got Bebe and Nene and nem, and so thank God
  • 00:15:22.180 --> 00:15:26.130
  • they weren't there, but--you know, so everybody is cringing
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  • like, "How, you know, how could he just be so nonchalant?"
  • 00:15:31.020 --> 00:15:33.090
  • And--but he later on tells me--so, this is the one time
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  • that I was around him.
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  • He tells me that "you know, she said she wanted to kill you.
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  • I didn't believe her, and she said--but she
  • 00:15:42.040 --> 00:15:44.230
  • said she was gonna use a gun."
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  • And I said, "No, you know, don't do that,"
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  • and so, yeah, I think he knew.
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  • He knew something was gonna happen.
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  • He didn't know what was gonna happen.
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  • I truly believe he did.
  • 00:15:56.130 --> 00:15:58.030
  • Creflo: So, I think this is the reoccurring question,
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  • and I don't know if it was later discovered, but why?
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  • What was her explanation? Why did she do what she did?
  • 00:16:04.220 --> 00:16:12.290
  • Why?
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  • What was her--what motivated her to do this?
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  • Sabrina: Of course, jealousy and that's the first thing
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  • that comes to mind.
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  • When she was asked in the courtroom if she had anything to
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  • say--I was blind, of course, but I was told that she looked at me
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  • and turned her head and shook her head and said, no,
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  • she didn't have anything to say.
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  • In that courtroom that day she had a son that was the same age
  • 00:16:37.240 --> 00:16:41.100
  • as my daughter, four, so our kids were four years old
  • 00:16:41.110 --> 00:16:45.030
  • at the time and just the thought of being, you know,
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  • handcuffed and taken away.
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  • In that moment I had sympathy for her, but, of course, I knew
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  • that I had to start my life over and that she had taken,
  • 00:16:55.180 --> 00:16:59.250
  • you know, she had taken--she tried
  • 00:16:59.260 --> 00:17:01.130
  • to take my kids' mom away from them.
  • 00:17:01.140 --> 00:17:03.280
  • Creflo: Wow! Man, so what was the ruling?
  • 00:17:03.290 --> 00:17:09.190
  • What was the result?
  • 00:17:09.200 --> 00:17:11.090
  • What was the consequence of her actions as far
  • 00:17:11.100 --> 00:17:15.050
  • as the court was concerned?
  • 00:17:15.060 --> 00:17:17.010
  • Sabrina: Well, she received 20 years in jail,
  • 00:17:17.020 --> 00:17:19.260
  • so I felt like there was some justice there.
  • 00:17:19.270 --> 00:17:24.090
  • She will be currently getting out in about two years.
  • 00:17:24.100 --> 00:17:30.000
  • Creflo: How do you feel about that?
  • 00:17:30.010 --> 00:17:34.090
  • Sabrina: I've forgiven, and I remember in the beginning
  • 00:17:34.100 --> 00:17:40.130
  • someone would ask me, "You know, have you forgiven?"
  • 00:17:40.140 --> 00:17:43.220
  • And I'd say yes because it was the right thing to say,
  • 00:17:43.230 --> 00:17:47.000
  • but honestly I started the process because, I mean,
  • 00:17:47.010 --> 00:17:53.090
  • sitting in a room, being depressed all the time,
  • 00:17:53.100 --> 00:17:56.120
  • and just feeling like, "You know, woe is me.
  • 00:17:56.130 --> 00:18:00.090
  • What happened? Why is this?"
  • 00:18:00.100 --> 00:18:02.110
  • I mean, it just--it became old.
  • 00:18:02.120 --> 00:18:03.280
  • I knew that I needed to make a change.
  • 00:18:03.290 --> 00:18:05.290
  • And how do you do that?
  • 00:18:06.000 --> 00:18:07.160
  • I wanted--the first thing I wanted to do was--well, the very
  • 00:18:07.170 --> 00:18:11.160
  • first thing I wanted to do was put my hands on her, but
  • 00:18:11.170 --> 00:18:16.070
  • secondly I was like, you know, so now that now that I've gotten
  • 00:18:16.080 --> 00:18:20.100
  • justice--because the justice, it didn't fail me in that aspect,
  • 00:18:20.110 --> 00:18:25.060
  • but, you know, here I am at home with four kids.
  • 00:18:25.070 --> 00:18:28.250
  • What do I do?
  • 00:18:28.260 --> 00:18:30.220
  • And so, their lives are still going on, and I'm laying in the
  • 00:18:30.230 --> 00:18:34.190
  • bed, you know, feeling sorry for myself, so I just began
  • 00:18:34.200 --> 00:18:37.110
  • the process of healing and in the process
  • 00:18:37.120 --> 00:18:39.150
  • of healing I had to forgive, and I did.
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  • I really started the process.
  • 00:18:42.090 --> 00:18:45.120
  • It took some years, but I've forgiven her.
  • 00:18:45.130 --> 00:18:47.210
  • Creflo: Yeah, and you've taken your power back from her.
  • 00:18:47.220 --> 00:18:50.030
  • Sabrina: Oh, absolutely. All of it.
  • 00:18:50.040 --> 00:18:51.190
  • Creflo: All of it. Sabrina: All of it.
  • 00:18:51.200 --> 00:18:53.280
  • Creflo: All of it.
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • Creflo: I need you to verify something,
  • 00:18:59.280 --> 00:19:01.150
  • but are you familiar with this type
  • 00:19:01.160 --> 00:19:04.070
  • of thing happening in our country to other women?
  • 00:19:04.080 --> 00:19:07.200
  • Sabrina: Oh, absolutely, yes.
  • 00:19:07.210 --> 00:19:10.120
  • I have a organization for domestic violence, so in doing
  • 00:19:10.130 --> 00:19:14.170
  • my research it's rampant.
  • 00:19:14.180 --> 00:19:17.200
  • It's widespread.
  • 00:19:17.210 --> 00:19:20.040
  • Women are dying every day at the hands of--of course,
  • 00:19:20.050 --> 00:19:24.160
  • there was another female that did this to me, but, you know,
  • 00:19:24.170 --> 00:19:28.190
  • the majority of women are dying at the hands of men and women.
  • 00:19:28.200 --> 00:19:33.020
  • It's serious, and I think we need to pay more attention to,
  • 00:19:33.030 --> 00:19:37.170
  • you know, what's going on in our households,
  • 00:19:37.180 --> 00:19:39.290
  • and these women are crying out for help.
  • 00:19:40.000 --> 00:19:44.100
  • Creflo: What would you like to see done in our government
  • 00:19:44.110 --> 00:19:48.070
  • where laws are concerned to kinda address this situation?
  • 00:19:48.080 --> 00:19:52.110
  • Sabrina: There needs to be stiffer penalties for these type
  • 00:19:52.120 --> 00:19:56.130
  • of crimes that's being committed against women.
  • 00:19:56.140 --> 00:19:58.250
  • I feel like if a man realizes that on the first offense,
  • 00:19:58.260 --> 00:20:03.100
  • "I'm going to jail for a year," he'll think twice.
  • 00:20:03.110 --> 00:20:07.190
  • Creflo: Yeah, one of the things I'm sensitive about
  • 00:20:07.200 --> 00:20:09.250
  • is that this is something that's been happening in African
  • 00:20:09.260 --> 00:20:13.290
  • countries and other countries around the world
  • 00:20:14.000 --> 00:20:17.030
  • for a long, long time.
  • 00:20:17.040 --> 00:20:19.240
  • What would you say to those nations and those people who are
  • 00:20:19.250 --> 00:20:24.030
  • in authority concerning what they need to begin to start
  • 00:20:24.040 --> 00:20:27.110
  • doing for these women who have been abused for generations?
  • 00:20:27.120 --> 00:20:32.020
  • Sabrina: We really need to implement more programs in these
  • 00:20:32.030 --> 00:20:36.070
  • cities so that these women will have somewhere to go,
  • 00:20:36.080 --> 00:20:39.040
  • because the first thing that, you know, the abuser does
  • 00:20:39.050 --> 00:20:42.240
  • is they isolate you, and you're by yourself.
  • 00:20:42.250 --> 00:20:47.120
  • But what if we had somewhere that they know they can go,
  • 00:20:47.130 --> 00:20:54.020
  • a safe haven that they can call and talk to?
  • 00:20:54.030 --> 00:20:57.050
  • They will need to have more of those in Africa,
  • 00:20:57.060 --> 00:21:01.140
  • South Carolina, Georgia.
  • 00:21:01.150 --> 00:21:03.220
  • I mean, just everywhere.
  • 00:21:03.230 --> 00:21:05.150
  • Creflo: Yeah, you know, you said one thing and as far as the
  • 00:21:05.160 --> 00:21:08.080
  • preventative is concerned your self-esteem most of the time
  • 00:21:08.090 --> 00:21:12.200
  • will be responsible for the type of person you draw to you.
  • 00:21:12.210 --> 00:21:16.130
  • And when you have that young lady who lives in search for
  • 00:21:16.140 --> 00:21:19.260
  • significance, and she's in search for value, and, you know,
  • 00:21:19.270 --> 00:21:26.120
  • and she can't find it, then wouldn't you agree that this is
  • 00:21:26.130 --> 00:21:30.220
  • the type of personality that will end up drawing somebody to
  • 00:21:30.230 --> 00:21:35.030
  • her that will take advantage of her, lie to her, use her?
  • 00:21:35.040 --> 00:21:39.060
  • And so, we really need to get together on ways of how we can
  • 00:21:39.070 --> 00:21:44.140
  • teach women and men how to value themselves, and the self-esteem
  • 00:21:44.150 --> 00:21:51.040
  • that you display is gonna be like a magnet, and it's gonna
  • 00:21:51.050 --> 00:21:56.210
  • somehow or another just does this: attract people to you that
  • 00:21:56.220 --> 00:22:01.030
  • will take advantage of the weakness that you're showing.
  • 00:22:01.040 --> 00:22:03.240
  • Would you agree with that or add to that?
  • 00:22:03.250 --> 00:22:05.250
  • Sabrina: Oh, yeah, I totally agree, and I'm a living proof,
  • 00:22:05.260 --> 00:22:10.160
  • because that's just what happened to me
  • 00:22:10.170 --> 00:22:12.250
  • and, yeah, that is exactly how it goes.
  • 00:22:12.260 --> 00:22:18.080
  • I mean, you live and you go through things,
  • 00:22:18.090 --> 00:22:24.050
  • and people prey on your weaknesses.
  • 00:22:24.060 --> 00:22:26.140
  • They prey on those things and, you know,
  • 00:22:26.150 --> 00:22:29.150
  • they'll run from strength.
  • 00:22:29.160 --> 00:22:31.150
  • They'll--you know, but just like myself and my story he knew
  • 00:22:31.160 --> 00:22:36.160
  • and just like, you know, two or three others before him,
  • 00:22:36.170 --> 00:22:40.150
  • they knew that I was broken, you know?
  • 00:22:40.160 --> 00:22:44.190
  • Creflo: So, on a final note, Sabrina, what's the future look
  • 00:22:44.200 --> 00:22:48.080
  • like for you?
  • 00:22:48.090 --> 00:22:50.090
  • Sabrina: Oh, it's--now it's amazing.
  • 00:22:50.100 --> 00:22:52.180
  • Creflo: It's amazing.
  • 00:22:52.190 --> 00:22:54.170
  • Sabrina: Yes, I have four beautiful children,
  • 00:22:54.180 --> 00:23:03.110
  • five grand-babies, and I travel.
  • 00:23:03.120 --> 00:23:07.010
  • I do everything I wanna do. I mean, my life is full.
  • 00:23:07.020 --> 00:23:13.090
  • There is no limits. I don't believe in limitations.
  • 00:23:13.100 --> 00:23:16.270
  • I wake up every day just being my best self, loving on myself,
  • 00:23:16.280 --> 00:23:23.020
  • not taking for granted anything that God has given me.
  • 00:23:23.030 --> 00:23:26.250
  • I am truly just blessed, and I'm--I mean,
  • 00:23:26.260 --> 00:23:30.050
  • I enjoy life every day.
  • 00:23:30.060 --> 00:23:31.280
  • Everybody around me is like, "Okay, what she gonna do next?"
  • 00:23:31.290 --> 00:23:35.150
  • because I just--I mean, I will not let this define me,
  • 00:23:35.160 --> 00:23:40.040
  • and I refuse.
  • 00:23:40.050 --> 00:23:41.190
  • I mean, I just feel like--
  • 00:23:41.200 --> 00:23:43.130
  • Creflo: Absolutely. Absolutely.
  • 00:23:43.140 --> 00:23:45.250
  • Absolutely, and for the victims who have suffered this type of
  • 00:23:45.260 --> 00:23:49.210
  • abuse, you see on this broadcast today a woman who refuses
  • 00:23:49.220 --> 00:23:58.050
  • to be defeated by the circumstance, by the situation,
  • 00:23:58.060 --> 00:24:02.020
  • so, in essence, I make these announcements today.
  • 00:24:02.030 --> 00:24:06.010
  • That, Satan, you lose.
  • 00:24:06.020 --> 00:24:08.230
  • Sabrina: Oh, yes. Creflo: You lose.
  • 00:24:08.240 --> 00:24:10.240
  • Sabrina: That's right.
  • 00:24:10.250 --> 00:24:13.180
  • Creflo: Don't you appreciate our guest today?
  • 00:24:13.190 --> 00:24:17.250
  • Wow!
  • 00:24:17.260 --> 00:24:19.160
  • You know, it doesn't matter if the hurt you experience
  • 00:24:19.170 --> 00:24:22.110
  • was self-inflicted or was caused by someone else.
  • 00:24:22.120 --> 00:24:26.080
  • You don't have to be a victim.
  • 00:24:26.090 --> 00:24:28.140
  • God is a healer, and he wants to remove the remnants
  • 00:24:28.150 --> 00:24:32.110
  • of the hurt and pain of your past and completely restore you,
  • 00:24:32.120 --> 00:24:37.060
  • and as you seek him and let him in he will be faithful
  • 00:24:37.070 --> 00:24:41.170
  • to heal and to make you whole.
  • 00:24:41.180 --> 00:24:43.290
  • Don't allow life's challenges to devastate you,
  • 00:24:44.000 --> 00:24:46.160
  • because God cares for you.
  • 00:24:46.170 --> 00:24:48.170
  • He created you and knows what is necessary to bring you back to a
  • 00:24:48.180 --> 00:24:52.270
  • place of wholeness and wellbeing and watch the places the Lord
  • 00:24:52.280 --> 00:24:57.120
  • will take you when you begin to trust him.
  • 00:24:57.130 --> 00:25:00.150
  • I wanna thank my guest again, Sabrina.
  • 00:25:00.160 --> 00:25:02.110
  • Y'all go ahead and give another big hand.
  • 00:25:02.120 --> 00:25:04.120
  • Sabrina, thank you. Thank you.
  • 00:25:04.130 --> 00:25:06.190
  • Thank you.
  • 00:25:06.200 --> 00:25:08.150
  • Thank you for your courage and your boldness
  • 00:25:08.160 --> 00:25:11.030
  • and your willingness to share your story.
  • 00:25:11.040 --> 00:25:13.160
  • It has marked my life and has blessed me today.
  • 00:25:13.170 --> 00:25:18.100
  • Listen, if there is something going on in your world and you
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  • See you next time.
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  • the reason why I ain't got no husband or no wife yet,
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