Touch Not My Child

Writing this has been my desire since my early twenties. Feeling a desire to tell my mother's story was

overwhelming me. She has suffered so much and received so little. Why? This book is based on true life events of

Helen Mintz Canady and her children.

If we, as a society, continue to ignore abuse, then we are continuing to say that abuse is okay in our society. I

hope that some readers are set free and will find the courage to resist abuse. Ignoring abuse and believing the lies

inflicted on some people can destroy their feelings of self-worth and create deep-rooted scares that may never

heal. Living the events in this book helped shape the person I am today. Surviving some of the events in this book

are nothing short of a miracle.

--Al Canady