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Former Lady Bears player speaks out on domestic violence

POSTED: Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 3:45pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:53am

in December 2008, Morghan Medlock, former Baylor Lady Bears basketball player, received the most tragic news of her life. While traveling with the Lady Bears, she was informed that her mother had been shot and killed by her boyfriend, who had been physically and sexually abusing her for a while.

Ms. Medlock now works with the Family Abuse Center, in Waco, letting other abused women know the importance of getting out of an abusive relationship at the beginning. She says, "It doesn't get any better. It gets worse, and it could result in death."

While she enjoyed her time playing for the Lady Bears, she cherishes the time she spends, encouraging hurting women and children. She has built great relationships with the people she works with, and receives the same encouragement and support that she had on the basketball team.  

At the Family Abuse Center, Medlock has the opportunity to reach out to women, who are hurting their children by not seeking help soon enough. When these mothers listen to her story, they hear a child, impacted by domestic violence, telling them how much shes been hurt.

She encourages women who do not feel strong enough to get out of the relationship by themselves, to think about their children. She never wants another child or woman to experience this type of pain. She says now is the time to seek help.

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