Adopted at nine months, married off at seventeen, a mother by nineteen, and diagnosed with the severest form of bipolar disorder at twenty-three. LeeAnn Jefferies believed her dream of being a top modelof traveling the globe for fashion and its industries biggest nameswas sealed behind the heavy doors of a fourth floor psychiatric ward.

While her husband managed two small children and a full time job at home, LeeAnn underwent the brutality of electroconvulsive therapy, commonly known as shock treatment.

And though many of her memories were stripped away, her dream remained.

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