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Gypsy Rose Blanchard's New Message Is Inspiring Fans Everywhere

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By Kelly Coffey-Behrens on July 2, 2024 at 10:45 AM EDT

Gypsy Rose Blanchardhas a powerful message to her fans after she spent eight and a half years behind bars.

As The Blast reported, the 32-year-old pled guilty to second-degree murder for her involvement in her mother's murder. She was released on parole in December 2023 and has made headlines ever since.

Now that she is out of prison, Gypsy Rose Blanchard wants to advocate for those who are struggling and may also be victims of Munchausen syndrome by proxy, and her latest message is doing just that.

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Advocating For Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy

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Instagram | Gypsy Rose Blanchard

Gypsy is believed to be a victim of Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a condition where a caregiver, often a parent, fabricates or induces illness in someone under their care to gain attention and sympathy.

Her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard, convinced medical professionals and others that Gypsy suffered from numerous severe health issues, including leukemia, muscular dystrophy, and developmental problems, despite Gypsy being healthy.

Despite her involvement in the murder, many people have expressed sympathy for Gypsy, understanding the extreme abuse she endured.

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How Is Gypsy Rose Blanchard Inspiring Others?

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Instagram | Gypsy Rose Blanchard

In her latest Q&A on YouTube, one fan asked Gypsy, "What message do you hope to leave people with who hear your story?" and her response received a lot of praise from fans.

"I would have to say hope for the future, like a hope that people can see beyond the past. That, like the past, doesn't define who you are as an individual. You can go through some really hard times in your life and still have the opportunity to make a better life for yourself going forward. So, I hope people see my story and that's the message they gain from it."

"I don't want people to focus on the crime. I feel like people focus way too much on the crime and not enough about what the overall message of my story is," she continued. "Because it's never okay to do what I did. And I never say it is."

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"I did my time for the crime, and now I'm living my new life, and all that I can do is share my experiences going forward to show that there is a level of growth that can happen no matter where you come from," Gypsy concluded.

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Gypsy Continues To Share Her Story

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Instagram | Gypsy Rose Blanchard

Gypsy shared the snippet on her TikTok, which has gained thousands of likes and over 100 comments from her followers, each of them praising the ex-convict for sharing her story.

"Your story definitely gives me hope. I was abused & neglected for 18 years due to a broken child welfare system," one of her followers commented.

"Thank you for sharing your story since being released from prison; your voice matters, and you're helping so many people," another wrote.

"I'm even still working on leaving my past behind and I'm almost 45. That is the hard part. I think healing from trauma can be a long process," a third expressed.

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Gypsy Rose Blanchard Talks Awareness

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Instagram | Gypsy Rose Blanchard

Shortly after being released on parole, Gypsy sat down with People Magazine, opening up about the future and how she wants to raise awareness about Munchausen by proxy.

"The choice that I made to commit murder was never the right choice," she told the outlet. "So my mission now is to take what I've done and what [my mom] did and make it worth something. So I think it's really important for me to get out as much awareness about Munchausen by proxy as I can and really try to focus in on mental health."

She is also set to release a new book titled "Released: Conversations on the Eve of Freedom."

Gypsy's Story Goes Viral

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Instagram | Gypsy Rose Blanchard

In 2015, the truth began to unravel when Gypsy Rose Blanchard, then in her early twenties, conspired with her online boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn, to murder her mom, Dee Dee. Gypsy and Nicholas were arrested and charged with the crime.

Gypsy pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and served 85% of her 10-year prison sentence, while Godejohn was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

The case continues to receive widespread media attention and has led to documentaries and a popular Hulu series titled "The Act."

If you suspect child abuse, call the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-Child or 1-800-422-4453, or go to 

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