"Hi, my name is Dee. I was asked if I had anything that I wanted to pass on. Well, I am a 23 year survivor of domestic violence.
I wanted to tell everyone how important and how much you matter. It took me a very long time to realize how much I mattered to people.
It took me going back to college and being part of Phi Theta Kappa. I have been married to a wonderful man for the last 14 years, but I want you to know how important and how much you matter to everybody.
It may be some time before you realize it, but you really are important. I want to thank you for being here and being part of my life. You’re wonderful, thank you so much!"