The 48 Hours: Live To Tell sole survivor is speaking about her journey this anniversary, sharing private, never before heard, version of what happened on that day in August 1997. Her new book, Sole Survivor, will be released this November 7, 2017. Holly’s story as the sole survivor of this heinous act has brought healing and which established Holly’s House setting out to impact the lives of victims from vicious assaults and horrific crimes.
Holly K. Dunn’s story has been featured on CBS 48 Hours: Live To Tell Series, People Magazine Heroes Among Us, Glamour Magazine “Hero of the Month”, The Guardian, A&E Networks “I Survived”, American Military News, LifeZette News, NJBlue, The Good News with Angie Austin, Daybreak USA, Trending Today USA, Money Talk with Melanie and Chosen Generation. Her new book, Sole Survivor, will be released this November 7, 2017 in New York.
Holly Dunn Pendleton is a survivor, a motivator, and a tribute to the human spirit!
The victim of a violent physical and sexual assault and witness to her boyfriend’s murder, Holly has become a beacon of hope and inspiration to many.
Miraculously living to tell her story, Holly motivates others to reclaim their lives after assault, and to help her community build a network of healing and outreach. Holly’s passion to advocate for other victims of violence is extraordinary, and it is this passion that has allowed her and organizations that she is a part of to reach so many people.
Holly’s work includes being the spokesperson for Holly’s House a local sexual abuse and domestic violence advocacy center which she co-founded in her hometown of Evansville, IN. That passion later evolved into her current full-time work as a motivational speaker and trainer, using her own experience and uplifting message to inspire and enlighten.
Included in Holly’s long list of awards and accomplishments are:
- Best of Evansville, Woman of the Year, Evansville Living Magazine, 2003
- Phenomenal Woman of USI, Award Winner for Community Service, 2003
- Award for Public Service, US Department of Justice, 2005
- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award for Greatest Public Service, 2006
- Hero of the Month, Glamour Magazine, 2007
- United States Attorney’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Rights of Victims, 2007
- Community Service Award, Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police, 2007
- Featured on A& E Networks “I Survived” Program, 2009
- People Magazine, “Hero Among Us”, 2009
- Featured on 48 Hours Lived to Tell Program, 2010
- Athena Award Nominee, Evansville, 2007, 2009, & 2011