Truddi Chase and Oprah
One of the most unforgettable guests in Oprah Show history was Truddi Chase, a woman living with 92 distinct personalities. Truddi's condition—now called dissociative identity disorder, or DID—was caused by years of brutal sexual abuse by her stepfather that started when she was just 2 years old.

Read about Truddi's 1990 appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Truddi's story had such an impact on Oprah that she mentioned it in her DVD collection celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Oprah Winfrey Show. Oprah says Truddi's story moved her to tears because she was just beginning to contemplate her own childhood abuse. "I really connected the dots of how profound the manifestation of abuse can be in other people's lives," she said. "The way she shattered her personality and became a multiple is her way of protecting herself. Her own little inner-spirited child."

Truddi passed away in March 2010, but her legacy lives on.

FROM: An Oprah Show Exclusive: One Mom, 20 Personalities
Published on October 06, 2010

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