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• Charleston’s Raven Saunders, once on the brink of suicide, aims at 2020 Olympics

The shot-putting star from Charleston’s Burke High School, just 21 years old at the time, had already won four NCAA championships at Southern Illinois and Mississippi, and finished fifth at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

I’ll be competing in my first indoor meet since 2017. 2018 I didn’t compete indoors bc on 1/26/18 I was omw to carrying out an attempt to end my life. If not for sending a text to an old therapist I would not be here rn. Everyday I live is a gift bc that day could’ve been my last pic.twitter.com/N9SWlkVU6u

— Raven HULK Saunders (@GiveMe1Shot) January 17, 2020

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