In the average Emergency Room, there’s few things that will raise the eyebrows of doctors and nurses. While that can seem pretty cold to outside observers, the reality is that the job tends to harden your resolve – and for good reason. Some of the things they come across are absolutely unfathomable. Like this. As AWM shares, hospital workers in one ER were so taken aback by what they found inside of a woman that the whole room fell silent for what seemed like an eternity.
While it was obvious to the staff that the victim had suffered through some extensive abuse, they didn’t know the half of it. They would find a small incision on her body, and the story behind it truly blew their minds.
“Embedded in the right side of her flank is a small metallic object only a little bit larger than a grain of rice – but it’s there. It’s unequivocally there. She has a tracker in her. And no one was speaking for like five seconds – and in a busy ER, that’s saying something,” said Dr. A.
Turns out the woman was a victim of human trafficking. Her boyfriend used to sell her around to other men for their sexual pleasure, and he would gleefully pocket all of the cash. No word on how the woman came to be victimized in such a way, but it’s another painful reminder that human trafficking is very real.
Victims come from all walks of life. In some cases, they are kidnapped and reduced to a life of slavery. Others are simply runaways that find they have nowhere else to turn, and before they know it they are pulled into a seedy underground. In some cases, the victims are even sold to traffickers directly.
Regardless of how they wind up there, the bottom line is that they face a hellish existence, and the chances of them finding a sense of normalcy in their lives is impossible until they are freed from their captors.