Woman pens book and inspires others despite loss of parents by murder-suicide at the age of 17

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Arlene August and her book 'Daddy
Arlene August and her book 'Daddy

Arlene August’s posts on social media are all about inspiring and uplifting. It’s the kind of page you want to stumble onto when you’re having a tough day. Her pages are filled with inspiring devotionals and words of encouragement for anyone who is struggling. But it wasn’t always this way.

Arlene’s life took a tragic turn at the age of 17 when she lost both her parents to murder-suicide.

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