October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Sharonetha Gobert is a survivor of domestic violence who’s life was altered, but she refuses to let it shape her future.
“I wasn’t like this when I was born. He made me like this.” Gobert explained.
She is completely paralyzed on the right side of her body. She says 1994 is a year she will never forget.
“He hit me in the head with a hammer. I had to go to the hospital and regain all my stuff again. I couldn’t walk, talk, none of that. But, I’m a living miracle.”
Now, years later, she shares her story in hopes that other domestic abuse victims find their way out.
“I don’t want the other ladies to feel like they’re alone. I just want the ladies to get out. Whatever you do, get out, and don’t go back. They’re not going to change.”
Gobert credits much of her recovery and healing to Faith House. She says there is life outside of abuse. It’s a message she wants to send to everyone afraid to leave their situation.
“They have many men out there so that we won’t be abused. My husband is so wonderful to me,” she expressed.