Aug 02, 2009
Season 2 Episode 14
With her six and nine year old daughters, Dawn is minding a friend's beach house when four armed men arrive threatening to shoot Dawn in front of her terrified children. When one of the men forces Dawn at gunpoint to an upstairs bedroom and demands that she take her clothes off, she refuses instead offering to take him to an ATM. The quick thinking Mom is horrified when she realizes her attackers intend to separate her from her petrified kids and, insists they all go together. The girls then follow their Mom's carefully relayed instructions and once inside the car, lock all the doors except the drivers. When the men realize they have been locked out, they open fire on Dawn puncturing her spleen and kidney, breaking both her arms and two vertebrae. The noise alerts neighbors to the family's plight and the men flee leaving Dawn sprawled over her children and unable to move. After three days on life support Dawn regains consciousness to discover she is paralyzed from the neck down.