Jordan Turpin is sharing what life has been like since being rescued from a “house of horrors.”
Turpin spoke to People and said that she wants to take what she went through and turn it around into something more positive, where she can actually help others and “make a difference in the world” which helps her too.
In 2018, 17-year-old Turpin climbed out the window and called 9-1-1. Due to her bravery, she and her 12 siblings were rescued from the horrific abuse they endured while living in their parents’ home.
Since then, the now 21-year-old has been able to experience freedom and obtained her high school diploma.
“Oh my gosh. It was just so cool being around people my age and like just seeing how the real world is,” she said about her accomplishment. “Just seeing how other people are and stuff and I learned a lot from high school…and it was some really, really cool experiences and I’m really thankful that I got to have my senior year.”
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Turpin said that in the future she does want to go back to school to study motivational speaking and English.
Turpin also spoke about what it has been like living on her own.
“It’s really, really nice. Like in the beginning there’s a lot to learn and stuff. At first, it was unreal because it was this is everything I ever wanted to be free. I feel so much free and independence and I can decorate my place however I want and I’m very organized,” she said.
Turpin added she loves “getting creative” and she’s very happy to have her own place right now.
She said that getting together with all of her siblings and trying new things is what makes her “the most excited” and something she looks forward to.
“We’re very strong and we always try to stay positive and we’re really all fast learners. I’m just really proud because it’s been hard to learn everything in such a short time and we all do really, really good, and I’m just proud of all of my siblings and I for that. It’s just amazing,” she said.
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