October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Read and share stories to honor survivors whose lives have been changed by domestic violence.

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In memory of Diane Mokos Kriz

Diane was the most loving and caring person to everyone, and special beyond words. She channeled her spirituality through the Vivekananda Vedante Society. This “Book of Daily Thoughts and Prayers,” our object of remembrance, is what she read each morning. Her life was definitely an example for all of us to follow.

Diane was getting out of her car at 5:30 a.m. to attend an early morning service at the Vivekananda Vedante Society on the South Side of Chicago, when she was accosted, pulled to the side, shot in the temple and left to die during a robbery. Later that morning, a second woman was shot five times by the same assailant but lived to provide a sketch of the subject. To our knowledge, he was never found. Four beautiful daughters were left without a mother, and our extended family will always feel her loss.

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