Jasmine Cash is bravely sharing her domestic violence survival story in hopes of saving lives. She was nearly beaten to death during a car ride with her boyfriend from Chapel Hill to Durham on Sunday morning. The two were on a date at a nightclub when an argument turned violent.
“He hit me again, and I tried to climb out of the car. He restrained me. He put me in a headlock,” said Cash.
While her boyfriend drove with one hand, Cash says he beat and choked her with the other. She thought she was going to die.
“I was saying everything I could think of to make him stop beating me,” recalled Cash. “Nothing would make him stop. After I said my prayer, I was able to get away.”
Knowing and acknowledging the signs and symptoms of domestic violence is the most important step toward getting out. You are not the first and won’t be the last person to find yourself in this situation, but it is very important to make healthy choices now for you and your children.
Surviving Domestic Violence has great resources on their website. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is (800) 799-7233.
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