Kelli is a survivor of familial human trafficking. In this photograph, Kelli adjusts her stack of bracelets: a hospital allergy band, a survivor chain, a medical bracelet, and another that says, “Be strong and courageous.” Kelli is about to be discharged from rehab after relearning to speak and walk after a stroke a month ago. “They call me a badass around here,” she says, recounting her astounding recovery. “I am a survivor and pretty resilient. I cannot live my life in fear.”

Listen as she talks about her journey:

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