On this Von Kopfman interview: Von shares the REST of THE STORY about what happened after he came on Everyone Loves Guitar. In hopes of helping others heal from a similar trauma, Von shared something quite heavy – an experience he had at 10 years old, when he was sexually molested by a neighbor. What happened next, was totally unexpected: He received over 500 emails from people around the world – sadly, 400 of them had had similar experiences. He also received an email from someone who told him he was about to commit suicide, but hearing Von’s story made him change his mind and seek out help.
You can watch and listen to Von’s original interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1qrhsVmqcc
NOTE: If you have been a victim of sexual abuse, please call the National Sex Abuse Hotline at 800-656-4673 and if thoughts of harming yourself, or suicide have crossed your mind, please call the Suicide Crisis Hotline at 988
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Von Kopfman is a prolific songwriter, guitarist and author, originally from Emporia, Kansas. Recorded his first solo LP in 1994 when he was 29 years old, since that time he’s written over 3,000 songs, recorded 36 LPs, including 6 LPs with his band project called Big Daddy Loud – a popular regional rock band in Kansas.
Originally, Von wanted to share his experience with the hopes of potentially motivating and inspiring others to heal, and to not just let the after affects of this trauma, eat you up for the rest of your life. But in reality, what actually happened… was completely unexpected. So I wanted to have Von back on the show to share his post-show experience because it’s amazing what happens when you share something so powerful like this. It really touches others.
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