When Ryan Cushing was apprehended for throwing a frozen turkey at Victoria Ruvolo's car, which crashed, sending her into a coma for a month, he faced 25 years in prison.
After hearing this sentence, Victoria decided she wanted to learn more about the teen who did this to her, and understand what would drive him to commit this random act of violence.
She decided she didn't want him to "rot in jail" and instead insisted on a lighter sentence.
"Because of me, he got six months in jail with five years probation, with community service and psychiatric help," says Victoria. "I always said God gave me a second chance, so I just passed it on."