Video Gallery Of Exclusive Interview With Charla Nash
The victim of a vicious chimp attack talks about being optimistic, religion and what she would say to her friend and owner of the chimp that attacked her.
No, I wish I could have talked to her, but I needed to get healthier and stronger, and then she had passed away. But I wish I could have, you know, said something to her. I would have liked to really know how she felt. On one hand, I thnk she really, really felt bad. But on the other hand, she would revert back to just losing her chimp, and that was all she was concerned about. more.../span>
I was raised as a Catholic. I was in a Catholic school growing up. I stopped going to church but I never stopped believing in god or praying. Thank god or angels or someone remain at my side. I'm not any more overly religious, but I’m just thankful for what I still have. more.../span>
Yeah, I knew she had him. He was always locked up in a cage in her house, or he had a pen, an enclosure outside he used to stand in. But that was the extent. I actually gave him food a few times. I might have slipped some food under the cage, or a few times I held a bowl of oatmeal next to a hole cut in the cage and he used to drink out of the bowl. more.../span>
I was great a shopper, a great bargain hunter. And I can’t do that anymore. Um, I can’t look at my daughter and see how nice she looks. I used to wake up in the morning with the sunlight. I don’t get that anymore. more.../span>
I’ve got a little empathy for her. I feel she was, her whole life a very troubled person. She could be so nice sometimes and then so mean others. And, uh, it’s hard to describe. And I don’t know what bothered her. I think her biggest thing is she was a controlling person. I think anyone that came in contact with her she had a way of controlling. more.../span>