January 4th-6th, 1996, Pat E. Robinson was kidnapped, chained and sexually abused. A month after she was kidnapped, on February 14, 1996, on Valentine’s Day, Robinson testified in the Indiana Senate Hearing Committee on Senate Bills to protect domestic violence victims. The bill was presented to exempt victims of domestic violence from paying a $100 filing fee for an emergency restraining order. Robinson paid the $100 fee for a protection order against her abuser.
Robinson was a faithful contributor yearly to the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence and received gratitude from ICDV Executive Director, Laura Berry.
At a women’s conference, Robinson had the pleasure of meeting Anna Quindlen, best-selling novelist. “Black and Blue” was always Robinson’s favorite. Quindlen encouraged Robinson to author her true story. She signed the book “For Pat – “Who Understands.” Anna Quindlen, this is for you!
Patricia Eileen Robinson, lived in Hulen, KY, a coal mining area in the Appalachian Mountains of southeastern Kentucky. Her parents were divorced. Her dad was abusive. Patti and her siblings lived apart for a while. She lived with a great aunt and uncle on a farm geographically located near the historical Cumberland Gap National Park, known as Daniel Boone’s passage to the west. She married and moved to Greenfield, IN, a small town and farming area known for the slogan “there’s more than corn in Indiana.”
Patti and husband, Gary Robinson retired happily living in a rural area on a small lake. They enjoy fishing, boating, bird, duck and turtle watching, gardening, being with four children, eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. They love the seasons of the mid-west.