Lodi baseball bat victim donates car to person in need


ABOUT 45 MINUTES AGO. WE ARE WAITING FOR MORE INFORMATION. IN T MEANTIME, IT’S BEEN 3 WEEKS SINCE A YOUNG WOMAN WAS ATTACKED WITH A BAT IN A NEIGHBORHOOD PARK IN LODI. TONIGHT, JACKIE PICKETT IS NOW DOING WHAT SHE CAN TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE IN NEED AS KCRA3’S MELINDA MEZA REPORTS SHE SAYS SHE IS A SURVIVOR NOT A , VICTIM>>OVERWHELMED WITH GRATITUDE. MELINDA: SHE IS SHOWING ME HOW SHE CAN WALK AND TALK WITH HOPE AND PRIDE. SHE HASN’T EVEN BEEN OUT OF THE HOSPITAL FOR A WEEK. AND SHE IS ALREADY TRYING TO HELP OTHERS.>>THERE IS NO OTHER WAY TO LOOK THAN UP. LINDA: SHE DECIDED TO DONATE HER CARD T SOMEONE ELSE IN NEED. BECAUSE OF HER BRAIN INJURY, SHE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DRIVE FOR AT LEAST SIX MONTHS TO A YEAR. JANUARY 4, JACKIE WAS WALKING HER DOG IN A LODI PARK AND WAS ATTACKED WITH BASEBALL BAT. SHE WAS LEFT FOR DEAD.>>CAN REMEMBER THE ENTIRE DAY. I KNEW THE FIRST STEP WAS FORGIVENESS. MELINDA: AFTER SEVEN TITANIUM PLATES A 37 STAPLES, JACKIE IS IN HER LODI HOME, HAPPY TO BE ALIVE.>>THE POWER OF POSITIVITY WILL BRING MUCH GREATNESS AND PLEASURE AND HAPPINESS INTO YOUR LIFE. MELINDA: THE LODI COMMUNIT HAS RALLIED AROUND JACKIE. SOME BUSINESS OWNERS DROPPE OFF DONATIONS FROM FUNDRAISERS.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH. MELINDA: THIS SATURDAY, PEOPLE STOP TO IN THE STREET, ASKING TO TAKE A PICTURE WITH HER, ASKING FOR A HUG.>>I SEE BEAUTIFUL THINGS. I GET WORKED UP AS WELL. MELINDA: SHE ATTENDED PHYSICAL THERAPY TODAY. SHE PLANS TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL TO STUDY CAN EASY OLOGIES, THE STUDY OF HUMAN MOVEMENT.>>LIVE THE LIFE THAT YOU WANT TO LIVE IN NOTHING BUT. MELINDA: A MOM SAYS SHE HAS A LONG ROAD AHEAD.>>I AM THANKFUL EVERY CIVIL DAY. MELIND BUT THIS YOUNG WOMAN’S ATTITUDE, LOVE, AND DETERMINATION WILL TAKE HER FAR.>>I CAN. I WILL. AND IF STORY. THAT’S IT.

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