Country music icon Shania Twain‘s childhood story is one of a hero overcoming great odds. Of course, if there is anyone on Earth who could conquer these struggles, it’s Shania Twain. In 2018, the singer-songwriter shed more light on her difficult past to spread hope to those out there fighting through similar circumstances. The details are extremely depressing and will make you appreciate the talented artist even more. On top of living in poverty and raising her siblings after her mother and stepfather were killed in a car accident, Shania Twain (born Eilleen Regina Edwards) was sexually abused growing up.