On an October evening in 1992, 18-year-old Misty Wallace called her parents from a pay phone outside of a Burger King in Indianapolis. As she concluded her call, a man approached and asked if she was done. When she said “yes,” the man shot her in the face.
Twelve years ago, Patty O’Reilly’s husband was killed by an intoxicated driver. Now over a decade later, she has made it through a journey from anger and hatred to forgiveness and a new found love of life. She reflects on her experience with Reader’s Digest.
At Prison Fellowship, we often talk about the significance of forgiveness and reconciliation—between prisoners and members of their families, between offenders and their victims. Recently, Liz Stanosheck, a member of our field staff, shared a pretty amazing story about a situation in which she was the victim.
The following article originally appeared in Inside Journal, Prison Fellowship’s quarterly publication for men and women behind bars. To learn more about Inside Journal, click here.
Ron Hammer first started using drugs while he was in the U.S. Marine Corps. “It was a stressful time and drugs were an escape,” he recalls.