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Inspirational story about woman who grew up homeless but overcame it all

If this story is true, it's a pretty amazing testament to perseverance.

Regina Calcaterra was a partner at a high-powered Manhattan law firm and is now a successful politician, working for Gov. Andrew Cuomo as an executive director investigating public corruption. She’s surrounded by New York’s powerful elite. But until a few years ago, few of them knew she grew up with a violently abusive mother who left her homeless on Long Island, practically raising her siblings as they were abandoned for months at a time. Now, she’s sharing her story with the world in her memoir, “Etched in Sand: A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island,” released today. She tells The Post’s Kate Storey her tale

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