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I applied for massage school in the fall of 2015.  My financial aid didn’t go through.  When I found out I couldn’t go, I was floored.  My sugar crashed.  Looking back, I was hypoglycemic, and the shock of the news of not getting into school, made my glucose levels plummet.  What I didn’t understand, until a few years later, was the reason why I didn’t get in when I wanted to.

I finally got in though.  I got into Mueller College of Holistic Studies on January 7th, 2007.  I was thrilled.  My first class was Anatomy and Physiology, my first morning class.  I was nervous.

Over that summer, I would learn why I didn’t get into school back when I wanted to.

I was hanging out one day with my friend Kristen.  We went to pick up one of her friends who didn’t live too far from me.  She lived with her sister and brother-in-law at the time.  We went to a Mexican restaurant, and ate our food in Balboa Park.

Kristen’s friend began telling a harrowing story I knew nothing about.  She said that in September of 2015, she was walking back home on El Cajon Blvd.  Suddenly, she was stopped by three men.

They tried to rape her.  They attempted to open her belt buckle. Thankfully, they couldn’t pry it open.  Samantha ran from them, when she saw her chance.  She ran across the street in a frenzy, and ran to a friend’s house nearby.

I don’t know if she reported the crime.  But it made me think.  Samantha told us that her friend had given her that belt buckle for her birthday, just three days before the incident!!

Nothing happened to Samantha, thankfully, but I could have been a victim.

You see the main campus to the school I was trying to get in, was just a few blocks away.  I could have been in harms way, with no way of escaping.  I would have been alone, the same way Samantha was.  It was when Samantha told us her story that I was thinking this.  I got goosebumps all over my body.  I knew what I was sensing was true.  I could have been the victim of those serial rapists.

Thankfully I was not in harms way.  I didn’t get into that school until about 16 months later.  Timing is everything isn’t it?  I had no idea these criminals were roaming the streets.  I was kept safe.  I was thankful for the stall!!

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Written by Maria Ayala

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