Margaret O’Brien weaves her history into her future
Art is Margaret O’Brien’s way back.
The way was long for this 55-year-old whose suffering from childhood abuse recurred as post-traumatic stress disorder. At Arundel Lodge, she found first a loving home, then help in remaking her past through art.
“It was the atmosphere of praise here,” O’Brien says, “that helped me overcome my past.”
In the Lodge’s Fresh Start program...