Story of Hope ……

‘When West Salem senior Rayeann Jones is upset, she exercises. She hikes and, when she can’t hike, she goes to the gym.

As a child, she played soccer.

She said on the field she could clear her mind and block out her life, her family, and her feelings of isolation.

Playing soccer, she was part of a team; she had a place and a purpose.

“I had a decent childhood I guess,” she said before admitting she didn’t remember much.’

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