Beating Victim Speaks Out: “I Feel So Blessed To Be Alive”

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PAW PAW, Mich.– One West Michigan mother is speaking out exclusively to FOX 17 after she says her estranged boyfriend nearly beat her to death Thursday morning.

Van Buren County deputies are calling it an “immediate and vicious” attack, so bad that Mary Teske now needs reconstructive surgery for the injuries on her face.

By sharing her story she hopes to get the word out so this doesn’t happen to anyone else. Deputies say the father of Teske’s children, Kane Reeves, brutally beat her when she returned to grab some things from her house.

At one point she says she was able to run into the street where a witness driving by called 911, saying he saw a woman getting dragged into a house whose face was “covered in blood.”

“I was just looking for anyone to help me, anyone to rescue me, to stop him from doing what he was doing,” Teske said.

She says she just feels blessed to be alive and she appreciates the little things in life so much more now. She says she saw the warning signs and ignored them like so many abuse victims do.

“I never thought anything like this would happen to me. Get out as soon as you see the warning signs; don’t keep tolerating it,” she said. “Don’t make excuses. That’s what I always did.”

Mary will have to have several surgeries and a care page has been set up to assist with donations.

Reeves is charged with attempted murder and assault with intent to murder. He faces up to life in prison if convicted.

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5 comments

  • Adearoldfriend

    Mary you are so incredibly strong and you always havr been. Ive always admired you for that. I know you wont let this or anything bring you down. Keep your head up girl the worst is over.

  • MPGuest

    Thank you Mary for speaking for the rest of us!! The public needs to know that this DOES happen and our laws need to change to protect our children so we can leave our abusers. Stop sending our children back for "parenting time"!!! The abuse doesn't stop after you leave. God bless you Mary!!

  • kdude

    This guy needs to be taken out back by a couple fellas twice his size and have the shyt beat out of him. If this doesn't work do it again next week & repeat as necessary!!!

  • Esco

    What a loser he is, it probably wasn't the first time she's been hit by him. Hopefully her kids grow up and become the opposite of their "dad".