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Touching story - The abused life of Donnie McClurkin

Life sometimes may not be fair and pleasant to us at the beginning most, especially at our tender age but what we make out of it matter most. The end is always what justices the beginning.

Such personality who experienced a bad beginning at his tender age but made use of it is the renowned Donald Andrew "Donnie" McClurkin, Jr.

Donnie McClurkin is an American gospel singer and minister who has won three Grammy Awards, ten Stellar Awards, two BET Awards, two Soul Train Awards, one Dove Award, one NAACP Image Awards and considered as one of the top selling Gospel music artists, selling over 10 million albums worldwide.

However, life wasn't fair to Donnie McClurkin (born November 9, 1959) at his tender age. When he was eight years old, his two-year-old brother was hit and killed by a speeding driver. Shortly thereafter, he was a victim of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of his great uncle, and years after that, by his great uncle's son.

At 31, he was diagnosed with leukemia. His doctor wanted to begin chemotherapy immediately, but Donnie wanted more than modern medicine — he wanted a miracle which he layer got.

Donnie McClurkin at 36, became in love with God and the church, gospel music and an unyielding faith, his life changed and overcame sexual abuse, family drug addiction, alcoholism, and a life-threatening disease, and found peace and salvation as a gospel singer and minister.

Donnie McClurkin said in 2002, when he spoke with a Christian website that he had struggled with homosexuality. "McClurkin believes he "turned" gay because of childhood molestation and traumatic exposure to pornography, but was able to reverse his orientation through will and prayer.

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