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Maireily, a victim of domestic violence, stands next to a painting based on her and her daughter that will be displayed at the Orange County Family Justice Center headquarters in Anaheim. Photo by Steven Georges/Behind the Badge OC

'A Celebration of Strength' raises thousands to help thwart cycle of domestic violence

She was kicked and bitten and left with two black eyes and severed lips.

Months later, another beating caused the wound left from a recent C-section to re-open.

Months after that, Maireily survived what she calls the “worst beating I had ever endured,” resulting in a fractured jaw that required surgery to repair.

Maireily found her way to the Orange County Family Justice Center, an Anaheim organization offering a variety of resources to survivors of domestic violence.