Dear Editor,

On Jan. 4, 2018, my home was invaded, and I was robbed and brutally beaten. Fortunately my assailants are incarcerated, and our little corner of the world is safe.

After a time in rehab, I want to caution you to never open the door to strangers.

I want to thank all who cared for me, from law enforcement and medical professionals to friends and neighbors, even strangers. I was amazed at all the prayers, support and kindness. It tells a lot about our communities.

God bless you all. I will be forever grateful.

- Barbara Parker