As a small boy Matt Carey loved to ride his bike, play football with friends and to laugh. He loved life and was always smiling.
When he was just eight years old, he was targeted by a group of predatory paedophiles who subjected him to 18-months of horrific sexual abuse. He was too ashamed and scared to tell anyone what had happened...not his parents, friends or family.
In his new book, A Small Boy Smiling, Matt tells a remarkable story of survival and overcoming the trauma, guilt and shame of childhood sexual abuse, teenage alcoholism, and post traumatic stress disorder.
His lifelong search for peace, love and healing culminates in personal spiritual awakening and a desire to help other survivors of child sexual abuse to discover their own healing.