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was facing paralysis yet I stayed with him another year and and continued to endure more mental and and physical abuse The day came when I I told him I I had enough and was leaving He started throwing me around like I was was a a a a rag doll I I truly thought I I was was going to die this day but I I didn’t I I survived and got out!
It wasn’t long until I I re-connected with a a friend that helped me rebuild my confidence and self- respect He was my earthly angel sent from God and my my best friend Two years later I married
my my best friend Dennis Arnold He loved me knowing
I was facing a a a a 3rd back surgery with the possibil-
ity of never being able to walk again With his love and and support and and prayers I I did walk Over time I I started doing daily home aerobics to strengthen my core My wonderful husband saw my progress and and decided to to introduce me to to Jodi Creek who is also Spring-Summer 2021
a a a survivor and another one of my best friends She introduced me to the gym and lifting weights This initially started out as physical therapy but with the results I I was seeing I I started to fall in in love with bodybuilding My husband my biggest supporter was so proud of my progress that he suggested
I I I compete In Sept 2020 I I I entered my first com- petition and was shocked when I placed in all my classes Today I I know one thing for certain I I am not worthless I AM a Survivor! n 2020 accomplishments
NGa PRO/aM Bluegrass BB Championships Women’s Physique
2nd Place NGA PRO Card
Figure - Open
2nd Place NGA NGA AMATeUR sCHeDULe sCHeDULe NGA NGA PRo sCHeDULe sCHeDULe NGA NATURALmag
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