Ann Wilson offers her readers her searing personal story of domestic violence. Ann was born and raised on a farm in Mississippi and served as a Major in the Army Nurse Corps as a registered nurse. But her military career was interrupted when she was shot by her husband three times with a .45 Magnum, after only six weeks of marriage. Her five-year-old and three-year-old children witnessed the horrendous act of violence that near-fatal evening.
The author has made the brave decision to share the details of this horrific event in order to shed light on the devastation of domestic violence, revealing its effect on her, her children, her friends, her family, and other innocent people. It took Ann years of counseling, hospitalizations, and surgeries to heal after the shooting, which ripped half of the right side of her face off. She lost an eye and will always be in pain because of a nerve injury in her arm, not to mention the resection of fractured ribs from the bullets. She has bullet fragments all over her body.
This book asserts that domestic violence is not limited in its scope. It crosses all socioeconomic classes, ethnicities, sex, age, religion, and educational backgrounds. Ann Wilson is telling her story to help people realize that it is not over if they are involved in relationships with domestic violence. You can survive. You need to get help and get out of it. You are not alone.