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Domestic abuse is a growing issue in American homes and around the world. Domestic violence is different from general violence since there is some sort of emotional attachment between the victim and attacker, and that it takes a lot of courage for the victim to break the relation and leave the attacker safely. Things get worse when the victim is possessive about the attacker
This American family survived an attack a few years ago and when things were back on track, the unimaginable happened. But the excellent presence of mind and courage did something you just can't imagine.
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She fled an abusive relationship and promised her kids it would never happen again. Her children range in age from 2 years to 14 years. Rachael's oldest, Jayden, is 14, Cameron is 12, Kaylee is 10, Zane is 4, and Samantha is 2 years old.
Rachael met Daryl and the couple hit it strong. They were together for 7 years and Daryl has earned the trust of Rachael and her kids in the span.
Rachael had three kids from her previous relationship and they called him 'dad.' Rachael had no clue that her love would turn so strangely violent in the coming years. According to the single mom, Daryl was a sensitive and attentive partner and father.
After their breakup, Daryl and Moores decided to keep an amicable distance. Rachael was worried about the promise she made to her kids about another attack. Things went well until two years later, Daryl came to their home drunk and 'possessed' to attack the family.
Daryl barged into the bedroom with a shotgun where the kids were hiding with their mother. He didn't hesitate to shoot Rachael in front of her own kids. He loaded the gun and pressed the trigger, shooting her in the arm. She slipped in her own blood and fainted right there.
12-year-old Cameron knew he had to do something right then before things got worse. He elbowed Daryl and snatched the shotgun from him. Not only this, he even had the presence of mind to hide the gun from the drunk attacker.
The oldest of Rachael's kids are child actors and as an acting job, they were taught choreographed martial arts and a few other self-defence skills. The kids would have never imagined that they'd be using the same skills to save their own lives only a weeks after.
Disarmed Daryl tried attacking Rachael by sitting on her and strangling her. Jayden used his complete energy to push the drunk attacker and that's when Cameron punched Daryl hard in the temple. After passing out, Daryl was choke-held by Jayden.
Zane and Samantha, the youngest of the five siblings were scared at first, but that's when the four-year-old hugged his two-year-old sister and hid under the bed until the violence grew too much.
This 10-year-old little girl knew that her mom's bleeding had to stop at any cost. She somehow lifted her mother and dragged her outside the room. She bandaged her mom and called the police right away. The police arrived at the home after some time and shifted Rachael to the hospital since her blood loss was massive.
The kids didn't get to meet their injured mom in the hospital for weeks during her recovery. Her injuries were massive and had her kids not reacted wisely on time. We hope the family recovers from the entire trauma soon and start living a normal life like before.
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