Published Sunday, February 24, 2013

Domestic Violence: 'I guess God isn’t done with me yet'

By JOHN A. WINTERS

john@newnan.com

Nicole Hernane would be the first — among many — to tell you she has no idea why she is alive.

“I guess God isn’t done with me yet,” she said in an interview.

After nearly 10 days in the hospital, she is trying to recover from a savage beating inflicted on her from her live-in boyfriend, who used two baseball bats on her.

Nicole’s story, which she agreed to share to help other women, is the classic script for those involved in a domestic abuse situation. Experts in the field, knowing only the outcome, could have written her story.

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