Most Active Stories
Wed August 15, 2012
Gibbons rows into Chicago following Lake Michigan journey
CHICAGO, IL (AP)-- A Chicago woman who completed her 1,500-mile trip around Lake Michigan despite being sexually assaulted along the way is back at home and plans to share her experiences by writing a book.
Jenn Gibbons rowed into Chicago on Tuesday and cried with happiness when she saw members of the rowing team she co-founded for breast cancer survivors cheering her on from shore.
Gibbons was sexually assaulted six weeks ago by a man who crept aboard her boat while she was moored in Mackinac County. She says she expects writing a book will help her heal from the experience.
Gibbons adds that she was overwhelmed by the support she's gotten, including a Chicago flag given to her by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel with the words "You've got this" written on it.