Often times the image sharing website imgur.com is home to the internet’s latest memes, animated gifs of people getting hit in the privates by various objects and other NSFW content that people can’t seem to get enough of.
However, sometimes, an imgur post has some real meaning and an important message behind it.
Case in point, when imgur user LeighaBeans first posted a gallery documenting her extensive domestic violence injuries, the album gained over 1,000 upvotes almost immediately.
Leigha, fearing what the publicity might bring quickly deleted the post once she saw how viral it was going. However, after some careful consideration she decided that any negatives where outweighed by the positives that might come if she convinced someone else to get out of a bad situation.
After the image gallery was reposted, it quickly made it to the front page of the viral image sharing website. Leigha posted the following story with the images in this post:
He hit with such force that my orbit (the bony structure around the eye) actually shattered. The black part is my nasal passages and tissues actually fell through the orbital floor. Had to have surgery to insert a metal plate under my eye to hold the bones in place and to hold my eye up.
My right eye (looks left on the CT scan) actually was popping out of its socket. My ophthalmologist said a millimeter to be exact. You can also see in this picture the left side off the orbit is shattered.
Take note, ladies, (and gents) no one deserves to be treated like I did. I finally opened my eyes and I consider myself one of the lucky ones. I didn’t have to go through years of abuse to realise he obviously didn’t give a shit about me.
Take note I did not do anything to provoke it. He slapped me 3 times to wake me up out of no where and I shoved him off of me. He proceeded to break my scull [sic].
Tl;dr: Ex boyfriend slapped me awake so I pushed him back. He broke my scull. I left his ass and am now much more happier and confident.
So what started it? Well, her boyfriend, who apparently has some, well issues, thought she had slept with his 60+ year old father and woke her up by slapping her in the face. When she resisted he punched her full-force in the side of the head.
Thankfully, Leigha was able to get away from her abuser and her post is now inspiring thousands of others. Comments on the gallery are almost universally positive and supportive. She posted the following photo with the caption, “Me today. Almost back to my old self and not with him anymore. Sorry for all the “selfies” he was very controlling and I never got to take pictures of myself until I left his ass.”
Many people are wondering what happened to her significant other and if charges were pressed, but she was not answered those questions as of yet, perhaps at the direction of an attorney.