CLEVELAND – A Cleveland woman has overcome homelessness, and now she wants to help others do the same.
Anna Redding said she found herself on the streets after leaving an abusive relationship at 18. She was also 8-months pregnant.
“I was pregnant during the coldest part of the winter,” said Redding. “The situation I went through, I don’t want anyone to go through.”
Redding had a brief respite from the cold when an old friend offered her the chance to come stay with him but things soon took a tragic turn.
After accepting his offer, Redding said the man raped her and infected her and her unborn child with gonorrhea and chlamydia.
Weeks later she delivered her child and she brought the infant to see a physician.
Doctors told her “I’m glad you brought her in because had you not have brought her, she’d probably be blind,” Redding said.
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