Taking karate was a therapy for me

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Taking karate was a therapy for me

I was a nurse working in a hospital in Florence S.C. on second shift. I was off and I left the hospital walking to my car and as I opened a man rushed in behind me forcing me in my car where he started to beat and rape me. After this he beat me some more choking me. I though I was gonna die that night but the lights from the security officers flash light made him stop and run. And as I got out of my car calling for help the officer saw me called for help from emergency and carried me into the hospital where they worked on me doing everything in line with procedure. I was able to give a report to the police there but I didn’t see his face for the ski mask he was wearing. I was paranoid for a long while and couldn’t function well because of P.T.S.D. and depression. taking karate was a therapy for me. It helped me cope with my fears and confidence issues empowering me, and at the age of 61 Master Green awarded me with my black belt. Thank God for masters Kenny and Lacy green.

Patricia F. February 13, 2019