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Survivor returns to raise awareness for domestic violence


A woman who lived through a terrifying experience returned to Waco to raise awareness about domestic violence.

Carolyn Thomas was shot in the face and her mother killed, in a domestic violence attack almost a decade ago.  

Saturday she returned to the Trendwood Apartments for the first time since the attack.

Thomas and the group "All Women March for Hope" walked from the apartments where her life changed forever, to the cemetery where her mother is buried.

"I did ride by the apartment where my mom lost her life and I got shot at and it's hard but today is for her and every other woman that's in this situation and every other woman that needs to get out the situation because it's a serious matter," said Thomas.

More than a dozen people took the six-mile trip to the cemetery to raise awareness about domestic abuse, which they called the "silent killer."

C.E.O of all women march for hope and domestic violence survivor ­­­­Denise Wolford says this walk isn't just about women who survived but also about the women who didn't.

"So we don't take this six mile walk for granted and we're going to be stepping out and stepping in the gap of those that did not survive," said Wolford.

They also handed out pamphlets with information for victims of domestic violence and where they can go for help.

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