We’re glad to see that Mori is healing and smiling
Attacked Teen Model Posts Recovery Photos To Instagram
You may remember the story we posted about Mori and her vicious attack back in February, today we have news that she is not only improving, but ready to spread the word about domestic violence.
An aspiring model took a public stance against an abusive boyfriend by posting pictures online of her horrific injuries after the man allegedly pushed her out of a moving car and beat her on a Las Vegas street.
Mori Gabriella Montgomery, 19, has been updating nearly 10,000 followers on her social media accounts with her progress since the brutal attack last month that nearly left her dead.
But she said the pictures of her bloodied body were not meant to show her as a victim, but a survivor. And she wants her story to expose the seriousness of domestic violence.
“Pity is not what I ask from you,” she wrote in one post on her Twitter account. “I am well aware that those pictures may look as if I want attention, but that is far from my goal here.”
The aspiring model said she had only been with her boyfriend, who was not identified, for about eight months when turned violent.
Mori describes her attack in horrifying detail…
“I was kicked out of a moving vehicle, then beaten and dragged, as I blacked out and was left lying there in my own puddle of blood,” she wrote. “Doctors said I could have died.”
She said her list of injuries included severe cuts and scarring along her arms, chest and shoulder, along with bruising to her ribs. She said doctors told her to wear a neck brace for about a month.
She’s lucky to be alive to tell this story.
Montgomery said she’s pressing charges against her ex-boyfriend, whom she hasn’t contacted since the attack.
“Domestic violence is such an overlooked crime,” Montgomery told news.com.au. “Nobody truly understands how often tragedies happen due to spouse mistreatment. I plan to put an end to the silence.”
And, slowly, she’s starting to heal.
“I am recovering fairly well and instead of relying for people to help me eat, drink, walk, put clothes on, etc.; I am slowly but surely learning to do these things on my own,” she posted on Facebook.
“I ask to please continue to keep me in your prayers for I have a long journey of recovery ahead of me. Not just physically but emotionally as well.”
Mori surely has a long road ahead to fully recovery mentally, but she appears to have a very strong spirit. Hang in there girl!
Image via Instagram
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