My Anthem…

A close friend just sent me this song. She said she knew I would love it and she is right! 

What she didn’t know is that on the 10 year marker of the death of my cousin Dru Sjodin, my Aunt Linda (Dru’s Mom) and I took a Self Defense Impact class that was offered at UND, the college Dru went to school at…

My cousin lost her life to a Level 3 Sex Offender. She was abducted from a mall parking lot, raped, murdered and missing for 5 months until we found her body.

She was literally fighting for her life at the exact same time and day that we were learning how to defend our own 10 years later.

We were asked to pick a song to be our Anthem for the weekend. Mine was the Song Roar by Katy Perry. It was in the back of my head the entire emotional 3 days of class.

The girl that entered never came back out. I left with a new sense of empowerment and I have carried it with me to this day.  

This song is my Anthem….


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