Bethany Storro was walking down the street in Vancouver, Washington, getting ready to head into a Starbucks. She was celebrating her new job and enjoying life when she was viciously attacked with acid. Police say an unknown African American woman walked up to Bethany and uttered the words: “Hey pretty girl, do you want to drink this?” The stranger then threw the contents inside the cup on Bethany’s face. Investigators believe the contents were some sort of acid.
The pain was agonizing as she fell to the ground screaming for dear life. The skin was burning off her face and parts of her clothes were disintegrating. Thursday, with her parents at her side, Bethany spoke out for the first time about the incident. She said she will work on forgiving her attacker.
Bethany was released from the hospital earlier this week and Vancouver’s Anytime Fitness announced a fundraiser to be held Friday to help ease some of the financial burden. Bethany is a member at the facility that will host a self-defense class for women from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. You can join the class for $20 and all of the proceeds will go to a fund. Bethany’s co-workers at the Safeway where she is employed started an additional fund at Riverview Community Bank branches throughout Oregon and Washington.