06/04/2012 11:05 am ET Updated Aug 04, 2012

Natalie Anderson, Waterford's Astonishing 15-Year-Old

Waterford's Natalie Anderson, 15, wasn't abused as a child. She has two loving parents, two siblings and probably never came close to needing an emergency women's shelter like the one in New London.

And yet, there is probably not another youth around who has raised as much money - more than $18,000 - and volunteered as much time for the Women's Center of Southeastern Connecticut. Why?

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