Now, when I look back at everything that happened, I realized I'm a more empathetic person.
I grew accustomed to the abuse, telling myself everything was my fault.
Following the shooting at Virginia Tech, Ann suffered from PTSD that affected her ability to teach.
I made the decision to make sure what I went through was at least worth it.
Sharing my story has given me a purpose in this world.
I’m much stronger than my mind tries to trick me into believing.
I was afraid to be alone; I didn’t feel strong enough to be alone.