Tonight's special guest is John Anderson from River Ridge, Louisiana, a child abuse survivor, NAASCA volunteer and cofounder of SCSA (Survivors of Childhood Sex Abuse). "My abuse started at the age of nine at St. Matthew in River Ridge, Louisiana," he explains. "It continued for three weeks in class in front of other students. I was threatened and scared. My friends saw Brignac abusing me with their own eyes. So did many other students," he says. "It took the help of one of the witnesses to tell my parents. I couldn’t." John goes on, "I started breaking down. My life would never be the same. 6 different schools later I barely graduated. My mother was in her third trimester with my brother while trying to convict George Brignac. We had him arrested and with a bench trial Brignac was acquitted for the reasons of conspiring to expose his celibacy. I had two witnesses. Brignac managed to get 26 victims after me. I was the first." Today he's getting better. "I suffer extensive damage physically and mentally. C-PTSD, fibromyalgia, permanent nerve damage, depression and anxiety. I have been going to doctors since I was 10. Today I am disabled, but help run www.scsaorg.org
as Vice President and co-founder with two other New Orleans survivors. I use my experience of 45 years to help any and all victims." John goes on, "I am a musician on Facebook where I play songs of healing daily. I have been seen in Sports Illustrated, Big Easy New Orleans magazine, NOLA.com, and the NO Advocate newspaper), as well as our local TV station here in New Orleans."