Dr Phil: Shawna Forgives Her Attacker 21 Years Later
Shawna was shot at point blank range by Jerrie Jones when she was 17. Shawna has since had to live with extreme disfiguration and in constant fear of being attacked again. Dr Phil talked to her about how she feels and then talked to Jerrie about what she remembers. The traumatic event has taken over Shawna’s life, but she has been able to forgive Jerrie Jones.
Shawna told Dr Phil that a huge weight has been lifted. She didn’t expect to meet Jerrie and get a genuine apology. She even let Jerrie hug her.
Shawna’s Family Accepts Her For Who She Is
Shawna’s high school sweetheart Bob was with her when she was shot. They were both working at Ken’s Grocery Store. He stuck by her side and they now have two children. Bob said that he doesn’t see Shawna’s face and disfigurement. He sees a strong woman and excellent mother.
Shawna Gets Help For Post-Traumatic Stress After Shooting
Since the shooting, Shawna has had horrible nightmares and isn’t able to take care of her children the way she wants to. Dr Phil believes that Shawna is suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. She survived a horrific event and she wants to live a full and happy life.
Shawna said that she is in therapy for PTSD and Dr Phil offered to add additional resources for her treatment. Dr Phil said that this is totally treatable. Shawna told Dr Phil that she feels “so happy” now that she has confronted her past and forgiven Jerrie Jones.
Dr Phil said that it would have been a lot easier for Jerrie to stay home, but she gave Shawna a gift by coming forward. Shawna and Jerrie will hopefully have a new lease on life and closure from this meeting.