My Grandparents both in their 80's became witnesses a long time ago after being called on. Bought their children up in the religion and stayed in for many years. Lived through the 1975 teaching and still remained faithfull if not a little bitter. Went through a terrible time with my mum who needed major surgery and received so much pressure for her to have a blood transfusion but resisted.
They have woken up to the TTATT during the past few years, now neither of them believe it and feel very upset they wasted so much time and energy in this religion. Also they feel terrible that their children's lives were "ruined" by the org. In fact they have been instrumental in helping me and my husband realise that this really isn't the true religion. Now we have left the org after a rubbish fade they have been my greatest support. When I sometimes doubted my decision (not that I do anymore) they always proved to me that what I am doing IS right. Though I know if I had stayed in they would of supported me regardless.
I feel sorry for them but then they thought they were doing what was best at the time just like all parents. They are just so pleased I have stopped the cycle now and another generation (my kids) wont have to go through it all. I love them very much.