Trisha Meili's account of her life and ordeal is moving and touching, but in a surprising way. Trisha does not make herself out to be a hero, nor does she overly dramatize her close encounter with death and the slow and painful recovery process she went through. In the expression of who she is before she was violently attacked and who she after, she is humble and shows her own vulnerabilities. True to her own personality, she shows her strength by showing her healing process in hopes that others will learn from her own discoveries; it succeeds at being both an emotional and an intellectual account. Trisha's very personal account of her ability to find happiness in a world that is often cruel is interesting and insightful and solidifies that she is a great a role model and teacher to others. Her ability to love and give has not been hindered by her misfortune, instead it has been strengthened. Perhaps this observation is something we all should pay attention to, as Trisha's great attitutde and happiness seem to be directly related to her view that it is essential that she uses her talents and gifts to continue to add value and meaning to her own life.