Thanks you Ms. W for sharing this with us
I’m sorry to be writing you so late, but I owe you a HUGE thank you!
To start, I’m fine and I’m not seriously hurt.
Today, I had a doctor’s appointment at 11am. As I was walking to my car, I was attacked from behind by a woman who was either on drugs or mentally unstable. Because of the classes I took with you, which were actually designed for teachers on how to respond in an active shooter situation, I immediately remembered how to position myself and I kept yelling at her to “back up”. I also remembered how to block myself from receiving any more hits and kicks. My leg, hip, and kidney are pretty bruised, but I will take that over what this woman (who had 5” on me, 50+ lbs on me, and strength I never thought I’d be able to take on) could have done.
I always joked I was an “easy target” and I would always think about what I would do in these kind of situations, now I KNOW your voice and your guidance will be there, if this were to ever happen again.
The amount of pride I have knowing I CAN defend myself is something that has brought me to tears multiple times today. I NEVER would have believed this would happen at 11:00 in the morning, in broad daylight.
Thank you for providing me with the tools I need to keep myself smart and alert in this situation. Thank you, thank you, thank you for equipping me with confidence of knowing I am capable of defending myself when needed.
Your guidance allows me to come home to my family and to not be afraid of the “what-ifs”. I now know exactly what I’m capable of and what I would do in those “what-if” scenarios. Thank you.
I’m thankful your voice was the first thing in my head! Bruises will heal and, hopefully, this woman will receive the help she needs. I am forever thankful for you teaching me exactly what I needed for today.