HER RELENTLESS PURSUIT TO FIND MEDICAL RELIEF BY: GEORGE ADDISON
“It takes an extraordinary toll on me to re-live my experiences, the horrors of my past and the pain I had to endure. And yet, I believe remembering is the only way to promote healing, to promote awareness and accountability.”
It’s been three years since Antwynette Houston was brutally assaulted by retired LMPD officer Scott Sturgeon in Louisville, Kentucky. She has endured physical, emotional and financial hardship and has undergone multiple surgeries as a result of the incident. Her journey to be made whole physically has taken her to numerous states and visits with some seventeen doctors. Houston is pursuing a third surgery in the hopes it will be the final step on her journey to full recovery.
I asked Houston to share an overview of her healing journey thus far.
““My first surgery was October 7th 2013, and I was told that my recovery would be anywhere from six months to a year before I would gain pretty good or close to normal use of my arm. So, I expected that I was looking at a year ,at the most, before I could be able to go back to work…”