A Minnesota woman credits “fighting like a girl” for saving her life.
In 2012, Angela Champagne-From was attacked and stabbed with a hunting knife in a downtown Minneapolis parking lot. She’s now sharing her story.
“There was someone behind me, an object at my throat, and someone said, ‘We’re going for a ride,'” she told KSPT-TV.
But 48-year-old Robert John Meyers targeted the wrong woman that April day.
Champagne-From says she “fought like a girl” and did everything she could to scare him off.
“[I] scratched, screamed, bit, hit my horn, I mule kicked him backwards, I reasoned with him,” she told KSPT-TV.
[sharequote align=”center”]”[I] scratched, screamed, bit, hit my horn, I mule kicked him backwards, I reasoned with him.”[/sharequote]
“I was fighting like a girl, it wasn’t my time,” she added.
Her attacker agreed.
As Meyers left Champagne-From with a stab wound, she says he told her, “You’re lucky you’re a fighter.”
Now, Champagne-From is speaking out, encouraging other women to enroll in self-defense classes and never stop fighting.
KSPT-TV also reports she is launching a non-profit called the FLAG Foundation, which stands for “fight like a girl.”
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