Carried is a true crime story of a divorced mother’s fight to save herself and her three children from a knife-wielding fifteen-year-old intruder in her home, and her battle in the courtroom to keep their attacker from terrorizing her family again. Carried is true and fully and completely describes a mother’s worst nightmare and the many blessings that followed the horrible attack on April 18, 1996. It is a reflection of the trauma, treatment, recovery, courtroom trial, verdict, and sentencing and the fear, pain, and anger each ordeal evoked. The compelling, and at times riveting, account of the attack, the courtroom drama, and the recovery process is an inspiration to all those who have been victimized. For those who have been fortunate enough not to have experienced such horrors in their own lives, Carried accurately and realistically captures the thoughts and feelings of a victim of a violent crime and outlines the steps necessary to cope and ultimately survive such an ordeal.