Youth Advocate and Expert Marnie Grundman will tell her story of a childhood lost on May 8th, 2019 at the Broadway Theatre in Saskatoon. Marnie is the author of MISSING, a true story of her survival on the streets as a runaway.
“Once upon a time I was a missing child, a child of the streets. I began running away at the age of five after my mother dropped me out of a two-story window for financial gain. Two broken arms later I was sent to live with my grandparents…the creators of my mother. I spend the rest of my child hood running.”
She was a child who belonged to no one. She ran away for good at the tender age of 13 and spent years living on the streets where she experienced the worst of humanity firsthand. Yet, through it all, she survived because even at this young age she truly believed that better days lay ahead. She had to power through.
What began as a story of healing and forgiveness led Marnie to become an advocate for the missing, working to change the stereotypes related to runaways so that they can get the help they so desperately need. Her personal experience gives her the ability to share a firsthand insight that touches and inspires her audience.