Woman Shares Story of Assault at Lifetree Café

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Aledo, Illinois - How to pick up the pieces and go on with life after a crisis will be explored at Lifetree Café on Thursday, April 24, at 7 p.m.

The program, titled "After the Attack: Picking Up the Pieces and Moving On," features the filmed story of a woman who was assaulted in her home-and the man who attacked her.

"I'd thought about her for days," says the attacker, who was sentenced to six years for the crime. "I had that drive-and a knife."

Participants in the Lifetree program will discover how both the victim and attacker were able to move on with their lives and eventually reconcile. 

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is located at Lifetree Cafe-Aledo, 606 SE 3rd Street, Aledo, Illinois 61231.

Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation on life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. For questions about Lifetree may be directed to Karen Hines at 309-236-2911 or More information is available at