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Willowbrook attack victim: 'God has a purpose for me'

Willowbrook attack victim: 'God has a purpose for me'

A Willowbrook woman credited the support of loved ones and the knowledge that she had defeated her assailant with helping her survive a brutal attack and sexual assault in her home. Tearing up at times, 26-year-old Melissa Schuster said she wanted to help other victims by speaking about the ordeal to reporters as she was released Friday from Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. "I was determined I wasn't going to let this defeat me, that I would get on with my life," Schuster said while seated in a wheelchair. "I want to make a difference in someone else's life." Surrounded by her family, Schuster said hearing a baby lullaby in the emergency...

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