I came upon this article and your experience broke my heart. I would never live with myself if anything happened to my little brother. It's hard, but I hope you are starting to feel better about yourself, as you are a survivor, you are brave, if you weren't, you would probably taken your own life, and given up. But you didn't. Reading your story made my cry, and appreciate my life more, as I am under Depression and I self harm. Silly, right? When there are people that have it much worse. I am glad that you and your mom share a stronger, closer bond, and I hope that bast*rd is in jail for a long, long time. I wish all the best for you. I know that incidents like this can scar one for a lifetime, but I believe you are strong, and will find much great happiness in the future that will help you forget. You sir, are a hero. Fight on.
Lots of love.