|TR in 1883 (Public Domain)|
Heroine Fusako Petrus did just that. The 86-year-old resident of North Highlands, California went walking routinely around the high school track. When neighbors cautioned her regarding safety, she would reply: I’ve got a friend who goes with me. And I've got a stick.
While they were recently out walking together, Petrus’ 61-year-old friend was sexually assaulted. Petrus could have easily escaped unharmed, but chose to instead use that stick. The attacker then turned on Petrus, giving her friend an opportunity to run for help.
But it was too late for Petrus. She died after being brutally kicked in the head. A neighbor memorialized her with these words: She’d help anybody.
Copyright April 30, 2017 by Linda Van Slyke All Rights Reserved