Alison to share her story at breakfast

2016-10-06 06:00
Alison Botha will share her story at a breakfast hosted by Die Burger at The Boardwalk ICC on October 22.                                              Photo: SUPPLIED

Alison Botha will share her story at a breakfast hosted by Die Burger at The Boardwalk ICC on October 22. Photo: SUPPLIED

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THE nation was gripped by the horrific ordeal that Alison Botha went through when she was raped, stabbed and left to die in December 1994.

Botha was abducted by two men and taken to the outskirts of Port Elizabeth where they stabbed her in the abdomen more than 30 times and slit her throat from side to side.

Somehow she lived and was able to use the light of the moon to find her way back to the road where she collapsed and was rescued by a passing motorist.

Rather than becoming bitter, she uses her experience as an example of the power of the human spirit. In her speaking engagements, she shares with her audiences the horror of being physically attacked, then offers insight into her own recovery and the power of inner strength.

In 1998, I Have Life, Alison’s first-person account of her ordeal and recovery, was published and has been a best-seller ever since.

“My philosophy has always been that we may not be able to control the circumstances that we find ourselves in, but we can always control what we do about them. We can always control our own A, B, Cs, which are Attitude, Belief and Choice,” said Alison.

She will be sharing her story at a breakfast hosted by Die Burger at The Boardwalk ICC on October 22 from 08:00 to 12:30.

For more information, contact Nicolette Thomas at 041 503 6071.

Tickets are R200 per person and are available from Helen at Westway Cafe, by calling 041 365 0217, or book online at www.westway.co.za.

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