On February 15th 2016, family day, I was feeling very sick and feverish so in my state of mind at the time I felt I needed to go for a quick walk around where I live. I was walking along the dog park listening to music and someone wrapped a scarf around my neck and pulled me into the trees, I tried to fight him but he didn’t like that so he smashed my head into the tree. I was then disoriented and dizzy, so he tripped me and pushed me on the ice. Still with the scarf choking me, he pinned my arms behind my back and raped me. He ran away after but it was so cold for me to run away, I couldn’t move my arms away from my back because my arms were cold stiff. I was laying down for about an hour or two before I could walk home he left me for fucking dead. There is more details but I have been silent to the public and I want to share my story because maybe someone out there can relate. Maybe some support. I went to the hospital the next day, got a rape kit done, talked to the detectives, I am seeing counselors and everything.. but I am trying to survive. By the way my name is Gabby, I’m 23 years old and I’m from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.