Drugs at 4 months. Sexual abuse as a child. Now he fights to keep the monster inside

“His mother puts the painkillers in the 4-month-old’s milk bottle to stop his crying and make him sleep. And he does — so quietly that she may have forgotten he was even there. She disappears that December night in 1978 and never comes back. By the time his grandparents find him, the infant is alone, unconscious, the codeine eating through his stomach lining. The emergency surgery in Edmonton marks the beginning of 39-year-old Gabriel Smarch’s 2,000-page government case history.”

Jesse Winter – Toronto Star – October 2017

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