Hundreds Gather to Honor Barbara Blaine, Founder of Abuse Victims Group SNAP

Hundreds Gather to Honor Barbara Blaine, Founder of Abuse Victims Group SNAP

By Mary Ann Ahern, October 29, 2017, NBC Chicago 5

More than 500 friends, family and those touched by Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests founder Barbara Blaine attended her memorial in Chicago Saturday.

Blaine died suddenly in September after suffering a torn blood vessel in her heart. She was 61 years old.

Held at DePaul University, Saturday’s tribute brought together survivors of priest abuse from across the world who called her "a giant in changing the world."

Blaine started SNAP in the late 1980s while grappling with and speaking about her own trauma. She was abused as an 8th grader by a priest who  . . . 

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