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"Paralyzed In Paradise" by Heather Grossman

March 31, 2013

This autobiography written by Heather Grossman will be inspirational to women and families. Her story has been told on 48 Hours Mystery and Dateline NBC. After many letters of encouragement she decided to publish her story and tell it all.

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Heather Featured in the Arizona Republic

June 10, 2012

Heather Grossman is a Valley woman who experienced domestic violence in two marriages. She was shot in the neck in 1997 by a man hired by her first husband after their divorce and custody fight; the injury paralyzed her from the shoulders down. In this article, Heather talks about her experience.

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Heather’s Haven of Hope

February 19, 2009

Heather just launched Heather's Haven of Hope, a foundation that assists domestic violence shelters in Arizona. The purpose of the foundation is to provide assistance to victims of domestic violence and to educate the public on issues relating to domestic violence and its victims, including children of the victims of such violence. Please visit the site to learn more about the foundation.

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Shooting Victim Heather Grossman Helps Others See Beyond Life’s Struggles

April 27, 2008

Recently, Heather's amazing achievements and cause were recognized by the United States President himself. Ms. Grossman was nominated by Senator Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., to meet with President Bush at the Oval Office in Washington, D.C. on November 6, 2007.

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How You Can Help

Heather Grossman's ex-husband hired a man to kill her in 1997. He was not successful in his attempt to take her life, but the gunshot wound left Heather paralyzed from the neck down. Heather was just 31 years old with three young children. During the years since the incident, Heather's family has been doing everything they can to keep her alive and well, but expenses are high, and they need as much help as they can get.

Since Heather's new website launched on September 21 with the Paypal Donation Options, Heather's family has received donations from quite a few generous people. Please take a moment to see who has donated to Heather's family so far.
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My Story

I’m a mother, mentor and a survivor of domestic violence. Ten years ago domestic violence forever changed my life and the lives of my family. As the bullet penetrated my spinal cord, it shattered many hopes, dreams and my ability to function as I once did but it did not destroy me or my will to live. Ten years ago my ex-husband, Ron Samuels, hired men to murder me. I died at the scene of the crime but was brought back to life by a paramedic.

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