This photo essay is a companion piece to Francesca Crozier-Fitzgerald’s article, Freed, but Scarred. Select the slideshow’s full-screen option to view the captions.

Update, March 8, 2012: Added a photo of the Bermudez family in 2010.

Dana Ullman is a contributing photographer for In The Fray.

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