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Domestic Violence Survivor Focuses on Helping Others

10 years ago today, a  woman was beaten and left for dead inside a trash can.

She survived and is now  helping others by being a voice for others who have faced or are still facing the same threat.


Teri Jendusa-Nikolai was beaten with a baseball bat, put in a trash can and moved to a storage. She was in the trash can for 26 hours before police found her.


The healing process for Jendusa-Nikolai has always involved helping others



She speaks before lawmakers sharing her story to encourage bills pass that help prevent domestic violence and help the victims.


She's now working on a bill that would follow up and give consequences to those who don't surrender their weapons to police after being asked to.


CBS 58's Lila Carrera reports.

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