As a young mother, she survived a gun shot wound
to the abdomen by a hired hitman. 12 years after that traumatic event, she was
called at random by the shooter who left a phone message from prison. His one
request? To see and meet her. Sue waited two months after his call and met him.
There, both of them came to grips with the event that had so affected their
Cheryl and her family faced tremendous tragedy in the summer of 1991 when teenagers demanded $50,000 from a safe they presumed was in her house. Believing that the family was hiding the money they in fact did not have, the teenagers raped Cheryl's daughter and murdered her husband. Now a strong proponent of restorative justice, she has become an outspoken supporter of the victims having the opportunity of meeting the perpetrator of the crime.
A former member of the Sons of Silence biker gang, Ron Gruber went to prison for multiple charges of rape. While he was in prison, he beat up a young corrections officer in retaliation for the officer padlocking a fellow inmate's cell. He was released only to find himself in trouble again with the law. In a change that can only be attributed to divine grace, Ron took his life in an entirely different direction through the healing power of forgiveness.
Steve Watt's dream was always to be a State Trooper. His dream was finally realized when he joined the Wyoming State Trooper force, eager to serve his local community. His dreams, however, were shattered by the shots of a gun from a runaway bank robber. And though he survived what should have been mortal wounds, his battle back to a full recovery required spiritual and emotional restoration just as much as physical healing.
Arna Washington, a mother whose daughter was tragically killed by a drug dealer, felt moved after 14 years to meet and talk with the perpetrator. However, she at first had no intention of forgiving the man who had snuffed the life from her daughter. What happened to her and the offender of the crime could be described as nothing less than extraordinary.