It had to be quite a hurdle, 20 years later, for Katie Beers to find the courage to talk about a very bad experience, especially when it occurred at the young age of 9 ["Embracing her ordeal," News, Jan. 16].

I'm sure it has been a very emotional healing process. I'm glad to hear that Beers is OK, has two beautiful children and seems well-adjusted. I believe that she will definitely know when the time is right to tell her children what she endured back then.

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Resilience comes in all kinds of packages.

Charlie Kaczorowski, West Hempstead