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Glossary

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A survivor is anyone who lives through a life-threatening event.

The most common references are to cancer survivors and Holocaust, or concentration camp, survivors.

Survivors also include political prisoners, such as Nelson Mandela. And, they include those who have lived through potentially fatal events such as car crashes or fires. Common also is a reference to a life-altering events such as abuse or rape.