A year ago about two dozen supporters gathered from all over the country to support Tina Anderson through the trial of Ernie Willis. Some of the supporters who came had never even met Tina, but were so impacted by her story that they came to sit in the courtroom every day to show her their support. The Concord, NH based supporters were amazing. They fed us, gave us a place to sleep and loved us. On the day of the verdict finding Ernie Willis guilty on all counts, a local rape crisis support group celebrated justice by releasing balloons and gathering in support of Tina.
I've been thinking back on that week today and feeling thankful.