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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Kimberly

September 27, 1997 is the day my life turned upside down.

I was 17 and fearless until I walked out a door at a bowling alley and was hit by a stray bullet. One millimeter in any direction, and I would not be here today.

At the time I wished I didn’t make it because the fear and psychological aftermath was unbearable.

I was scared to leave my house, to go to school, loud noises, fireworks, thunder, etc. and the PAIN is something you just don’t get over.

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