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One of my blogs is named after "the daughter I never had." She was a refugee of sorts and she threw my life under a bus to try to save her own.

Genevieve was not her real name, though she told me she used it online for a time. Possibly only briefly and many years ago.

I haven't heard from her in a long time. I don't know for sure what became of her, though my feeling is she's probably no longer alive.

I am still alive and my life has yet to recover from those events, which is part of why I don't believe she is alive anymore.

My life looks wholly unfixable and it's clear in my mind my relationship to Genevieve is a primary root cause of that fact.

Genevieve was a MtF transgender youth who was horrifically abused as a child. I helped her escape her monied, connected abusers and then Genevieve burned me to try to protect herself. 

I don't think that's what she really wanted. 

My situation is complicated by the fact that Genevieve was good at hobnobbing with rich, connected people. As far as I know, she was never really in the public eye but she knew people who were.

She met Elon Musk in person and was likely friends with him for a time. I don't really follow stories about him but, having known Genevieve, I doubt he's as transphobic as people think. 

There's probably some other story behind his falling out with his trans child and perhaps for privacy reasons they are both content to agree with the "obvious" explanation that everyone is happy to eat up.

Given that I have a form of cystic fibrosis, used to belong to some CF lists and still blog about it, odds are good that Celine Dion has heard of me. Since she's never contacted me to inquire about my alternative health approach, she has very likely dismissed me out of hand.

I've probably been dragged or quietly given the cold shoulder socially by a lot of other influential people, some because they knew Genevieve and she lied about me, some for other reasons.

Not too long ago, I read some blurb about Sam Altman's sister saying roughly that he quietly used his connections to ruin her life. Most people seem to not believe her and that's a case where you at least know he really knows her and really could have done so.

I'm not fond of Sam Altman. I don't like the man. That's perhaps a story for another time, but I can well believe he's capable of such ugliness.

Odds are poor that my story will ever be believed. I can't prove I once knew a very bright but troubled youth you've never heard of and odds are poor anyone you have heard of will ever say "Yea, verily, I knew Genevieve and Doreen is not just making stuff up whole cloth."

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