In our second installment of this week’s stories, we’re bringing you two interesting and amazing women whose lives were changed in one pivotal moment. At Sell My Story, we’re in awe of their courage in the face of adversity. Click on their stories to read more.
ASHLEIGH’S KILLER RAPED ME TOO
Desperate to make ends meet, young single mum, Irene, turned to prostitution. But in 1996 she was savagely raped in a six-hour ordeal. Her attacker, Peter Chapman, was jailed for seven years but Irene, now 40, spiralled into despair, turned to drugs and lost her children. In 2009 she was just getting her life back on track when Chapman was arrested for killing Ashleigh Hall. Irene’s determined that although the sick killer may have taken Ashleigh’s life, he won’t take any more of hers. She bravely told her story for the first time ever in New magazine.
CANCER: BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME!
Natalie, 53, was an alcoholic and had hit rock bottom. So when she found a lump in her breast, shockingly, she didn’t care. But her mum forced her to see a doctor. Tests revealed it was an aggressive cancer and she would need a mastectomy. The day before her op, Natalie went to the pub. There, she had an epiphany – she wanted to live. She’s now sober and clear of cancer. Natalie sold her incredible story to Chat magazine.
In 2010 Zil, 38, had her future read with tarot cards. The reading was simple: she’d lock eyes with her knight in shining armour within 24 hours. And he’d be a toyboy. Amazingly the next day the prediction came true… Zil met handsome Luis, 26, and now, two years later, the couple have a son. Their story is in this week’s Full House magazine.
MEET UK’S MOST BAAARMY MUM
When Shaun the Sheep hit the TV in 1996, Michelle, 42, instantly fell for his cute woolly face and cheeky charms. A friend then bought her a Shaun footstool, and that sparked a crazy collection of sheep-related objects. Michelle’s rammed over 610 collectables into her two-bedroom Birmingham terrace, from clocks, to PJs, and she’s even got a tattoo! Her bonkers story is in Real People.
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