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Fundraiser helps domestic abuse victim move into own home

Fundraiser helps domestic abuse victim

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A Lehigh County woman left paralyzed by a domestic violence attack two years ago is finally going to be moving into her own home this week.

At just 27 years old, Maria Gruver was living in a nursing home to get the 24-hour care she needs, but this week she'll be moving on thanks to fundraisers like one held outside Bahama Mamas in Allentown Sunday.

The event was sponsored by the Beginning Over Foundation which is helping the Movement for Maria campaign.

She was left paralyzed from the neck down after her husband choked her inside their home; he then slit his wrists.

He's currently serving time in prison.

Gruver said she's humbled by all the support and remains strong for her 4-year-old daughter.

"The hardest part is watching everyone carry her- and touch her- the best part is that she jumps on me and she tells me everyday 'I can't wait for you to walk again.'- I can't. She's just the best part of my life. Without her I don't know where I would be," Gruver said.

She will be moving into her condo on Tuesday.

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