“Even when you think things can never move forward and you feel so low, there’s always a way out.”
For me, this quote beautifully sums up Katie Piper. At the young age of 24-years-old Katie, an aspiring model and t.v. presenter, became a victim of physical and sexual abuse when her boyfriend, Danny Lynch beat and raped her and later, had someone throw sulfuric acid over her. Despite this, Katie’s strong will meant that she wouldn’t remain a victim for long, with her soon becoming a survivor. Her story is an inspiration to many as she shows that, however difficult it may seem, it is possible to pull through the toughest of times.
This amazing woman, even when fighting her own inner demons, channeled her negative experiences into building her own charity for victims of abuse, enabling others to see a glimmer of hope when all seems lost.