I was in my late teens and early 20s when I was hit by an unplanned car and then raped, my attacker told me in a phone call.
I don’t remember exactly how I was injured, but I remember the feeling of pain in my left thigh and my back leg, which was still numb.
When I regained consciousness, I was told to get out of the car.
I ran and collapsed in the parking lot of a local clothing store, where I saw a man standing outside.
I felt a sharp pain in the right side of my body and I was taken to the hospital, where doctors confirmed I had suffered a torn ACL.
I was then taken to my family home in rural Arizona where I stayed with my mother for the next eight months, where she gave birth to two children.
When they came home, my mother took me to the doctor and I could barely walk.
I had a broken bone in my right knee, a fractured vertebrae, a lacerated liver and a ruptured appendix.
I started having nightmares and I couldn’t go to school.
I still have nightmares, but they’ve mostly passed and I’m back at work, where my bosses are supportive.
I feel lucky.
My rapist was in his early 30s and had no prior criminal record.
When he was finally arrested, he confessed to the crimes.
I have the most healing experiences in the world and the most loving people I’ve ever met.
The victim, whose identity has been protected by court order, told ABC News that she’s been a “victim of rape, but not of the kind that I’ve been sexually assaulted.”
In a statement released on Thursday, the Phoenix Police Department said that it is investigating the allegations, but did not provide any further details.
It’s been about six years since I was sexually assaulted, but it has been a long time since I’ve had a good night’s sleep.
I’ve always been in pain.
I’m going to miss my life.
My mind is numb.
I can’t move my legs or my arms.
I’m just stuck in a lot of pain, and that hurts more than anything.
I will never be able to have a normal life.