Speaker Series: Kristen Anderson: Extraordinary Hope After a Fatal Choice
Monday, March 19
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
FVTC Oshkosh Riverside Campus
150 N. Campbell Road, Oshkosh
Kristen Anderson thought she had the picture-perfect life until strokes of gray dimmed her outlook on life. Once a happy child, Kristen’s world darkened after three friends and her grandmother died within two years. Still reeling from these losses, she was raped by a friend she thought she could trust. She soon spiraled into a depression that didn't seem to have an end.
Then on a cold January night at the age of 17, Kristen attempted suicide by laying down on a set of railroad tracks near her parents’ home. She was run over by 33 freight train cars at 50 mph, and both of her legs were severed, but miraculously, she survived.
Kristen takes you through her journey and shares her story of survival from suicide and depression.
All Speaker Series events are free and open to the public.