In 2011, Rachel Williams was busy at the UK hair salon she worked in when her ex-husband Darren walked in and shot her at point blank range.
She had left him six weeks earlier after 18 years of marriage and abuse. Darren shot her and then later himself.
While Darren died almost immediately, Rachel incredibly survived and has spent the years following campaigning and raising awareness around domestic violence.
On Tuesday, the 44-year-old who says she's "a victor, not a victim" shared a letter that her former employer wrote for her case to her Facebook page. It highlights what her life with Darren was like.
I employed Mrs Rachel Court then known as Haywood as a Junior Hairstylist at my salon Bonkerz Hair Centre from June 1999 until Easter 2002.