In 2002 Anj Barker was brutally assaulted by an ex-boyfriend and left for dead. It is hard to imagine how anyone could be so callous and cowardly – it simply defies any logic and is hard to reconcile for those who love her. Anj was a beautiful, tenacious sixteen-year old ready to grab life with two hands. But in one fowl swoop, Anj was hanging on a knife-edge fighting for her life in an intensive care unit – everything would be different from that night onward. Parents, Ian and Helen, didn’t know if their precious daughter would pull through and it was nigh on impossible to contain the rage they felt towards Anj’s boyfriend who was meant to love her; not break her. Read more here.