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Still standing : a pregnant woman. A brutal attack. An inspirational fight for survival / Natalie Queiroz.

By: Queiroz, Natalie [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : John Blake, 2019Copyright date: �2019Description: xi, 372 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, colour portraits ; 20 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781789460650; 1789460654.Subject(s): Queiroz, Natalie | Victims of violent crimes -- Great Britain -- Biography | Victims of family violence -- Great Britain -- Biography | Pregnant women -- Crimes against -- Great Britain | Victims of violent crimes -- Rehabilitation | Pregnant women -- Crimes against | Victims of family violence | Victims of violent crimes | Great BritainGenre/Form: Autobiographies. | Biography. | Autobiographies.DDC classification: 362.88092 Summary: Natalie Queiroz was eight months pregnant when she was stabbed by her partner in the most vicious attack imaginable. In the space of nine minutes, and in broad daylight, Natalie was stabbed twenty-four times with a carving knife. She suffered horrific wounds to her lungs, liver, stomach and uterus. The knife missed her baby by a margin of two millimeters, and the arteries in her wrists were methodically severed before she finally realised that the hooded attacker was her partner -- and the father of her unborn child. After heroic intervention by passers-by and police, the attack was brought to an end, but her ordeal was not over. An air ambulance rescue was launched, and against all medical odds, Natalie and her baby survived -- but not without life-changing physical and emotional damage. Still Standing is the story of one life-shattering event -- what came before that fateful day, what happened on it, and how one woman and her baby survived to rebuild and heal together after it. At once a shocking story of evil, manipulation and violence, and a truly moving reminder that a life can be pieced back together, no matter how bad the damage, this book will empower and inspire anyone who has ever faced true adversity to rise up and stand tall.
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An unputdownable, inspirational memoir of survival and recovery after a truly savage attack. Natalie Queiroz was eight months pregnant when she was stabbed by her partner in the most vicious attack imaginable. In the space of nine minutes, and in broad daylight, Natalie was stabbed twenty-four times with a carving knife. She suffered horrific wounds to her lungs, liver, stomach and uterus, whilst the knife missed her baby by a margin of two millimeters, before the arteries in her wrists were methodically severed by the hooded attacker she finally realised was her partner and the father of her unborn child. After heroic intervention by passers-by and police, the attack was brought to an end, but her ordeal was not over. An air ambulance rescue was launched, and against all medical odds, Natalie and her baby survived - but not without life-changing physical and emotional damage. Still Standing is the story of one life-shattering event - what came before that fateful day, what happened on the day itself, and how one woman and her baby survived to rebuild and heal together after it. At once a shocking story of evil, manipulation and violence, and a truly moving reminder that a life can be pieced back together, no matter how bad the damage, this book will empower and inspire anyone who has ever faced true adversity to rise up and stand tall.

Natalie Queiroz was eight months pregnant when she was stabbed by her partner in the most vicious attack imaginable. In the space of nine minutes, and in broad daylight, Natalie was stabbed twenty-four times with a carving knife. She suffered horrific wounds to her lungs, liver, stomach and uterus. The knife missed her baby by a margin of two millimeters, and the arteries in her wrists were methodically severed before she finally realised that the hooded attacker was her partner -- and the father of her unborn child. After heroic intervention by passers-by and police, the attack was brought to an end, but her ordeal was not over. An air ambulance rescue was launched, and against all medical odds, Natalie and her baby survived -- but not without life-changing physical and emotional damage. Still Standing is the story of one life-shattering event -- what came before that fateful day, what happened on it, and how one woman and her baby survived to rebuild and heal together after it. At once a shocking story of evil, manipulation and violence, and a truly moving reminder that a life can be pieced back together, no matter how bad the damage, this book will empower and inspire anyone who has ever faced true adversity to rise up and stand tall.