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Surviving Crime

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Hi Everyone today's topic is "Surviving Crime, Victimization - Surviving - Thriving - Hopeful Healing for Survivors".  My special guest is Patricia Wenskunas.  Patricia is a Crime Survivor Owner, Creative Coordinating of Crime Survivors.  On April 4, 2002, Patricia Wenskunas became a true survivor when she was attacked by her personal trainer in her own home. Patricia was drugged, beaten black and blue, and bound and nearly suffocated in saran wrap. When Patricia came to, the attacker was on top of her, threatening to kill her son if she screamed. But he hadn’t counted on the courage of a mother’s love; and Patricia fought him off leaping from a 12-foot indoor balcony to the kitchen below, and ran to find help.  Patricia found her courage and her voice on that day. Since then, she has used both, along with her experience of victimization to advocate for victims to survive the legal justice system and thrive in their personal lives. Her message is simple: “You can be beaten down, black and blue, but you can survive.”  Patricia and I will speak about what "Crime Survivors" her company does to help Crime Victims.  We will also discuss how you can help a crime survivor.  You don't want to miss this incredible show about surviving crime and not being a victim.  To learn more about Patricia go to her website http://www.crimesurvivors.org/