Aug 10, 2011
commented on I Would Like You to Know My Name
I am glad to know your name because now I'll never forget it. I don't know you, but I'm a survivor, too, and I draw such strength from your -- and Teresa's -- courage. You ARE the bravest woman in Seattle, and possibly the world. Thank you for showing us who you are. Interest in this crime and its consequences will never fade for me. I am palpably relieved that he is behind bars, and I will never forget. But I am so happy and proud that you are moving on. I don't know how it's possible that you are so strong and so free of vengeance (*I* wanted him put to death, and he wasn't my attacker), but I salute you, because if that's possible, anything is possible. You are amazing. May your road be easier from now on. I know it is easier for many other survivors because you told the truth, the whole truth and then your name. You're an inspiration and so many people who have never met you love you, including me.