My mother was raped at 88 -- but never defeated
Updated 11:50 AM ET, Wed February 22, 2017
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(CNN)I scanned my mother's bed, pulled back the rumpled sheets and uncovered her shivering naked body. I stared at her bruised inner thighs, her sheets wet with urine and blood, her catheter pulled completely out of her. I covered her with a blanket and held her close as she pleaded, "Get me out of here."