Jordan Turpin has greater than 474,000 followers on TikTok, the place the 21-year-old posts typical dance movies and her bio reads: “I love helping others! Love to dance and write songs!”
But there’s nothing typical in regards to the cheerful blonde.
She is one of 13 siblings who escaped a home of horrors the place her dad and mom David and Louise Turpin saved them locked away.
In 2018, Turpin, then a courageous 17-year-old, escaped her Perris, Calif., residence and made the decision to authorities, who found that she and her siblings had been starved, residing in squalor and, in some instances, shackled to beds.
“I was telling them everything. We don’t go to school. We live in filth. We starve. And all the stuff,” she advised Diane Sawyer in November in regards to the fateful 911 name.
Their story of youngster abuse and torture horrified the general public and her dad and mom got a life sentence behind bars.
But on social media, Turpin, who expressed pleasure upon being verified by TikTok this week, appears to be specializing in extra constructive pursuits.
“Hey guys, I just wanted to pop on here really quick and say thank you so much for all the love and all the support,” she stated in a video. “Whoever has followed me or watched my videos, I appreciate you so much and I love you guys so much.”
Turpin has additionally used it as a platform to advocate for her siblings, some of whom are nonetheless struggling, and expressed gratitude for many who have contributed to the JAYC Foundation, which was based by Jaycee Dugard, who was kidnapped as a youngster, and helps households who’ve skilled disaster.
“People have been asking me do I see my siblings often, how are my siblings doing. I want to let you know, I do see my siblings very often and I love them so much. We are not in the best living situation right now but we do have a roof over our head and we have a way to get food and we are all very thankful for that,” she stated.
Jordan additionally thanked people who had been sending her cash straight by Venmo or Cash App.
“Now I can afford to give all my siblings some really good, nice gifts this year and I am so happy and thankful that I can do that,” she stated including.
“I hope some day that I can help you guys and others, just like you guys have helped me. It means so much to me.”