Valerie Gatto Miss Pennsylvania: Conceived in Rape, Mother Escaped Due to a Bright Light

Valerie Gatto was crowned Miss Pennsylvania 2014. She was conceived in the stranger-rape of her 19-year-old mother. Her mother escaped the rapist when a “bright flash of light” appeared, and she had the opportunity to run. Miss Gatto says, had the light not appeared, her mother would have been “murdered.” She thinks of the light as her, and her mother’s, guardian angel.
2014 Miss USA Preliminary Competition

“God doesn’t give you more than you can handle,” her great-grandmother said, according to Gatto’s online bio…

Valerie Gatto, Miss Pennsylvania 2014

Valerie Gatto, Miss Pennsylvania 2014

It was always turning a negative into a positive. That’s why I don’t think I let it affect me at a young age. She always would tell me I was her light — I am the light to illuminate the darkness for all to see, and I look at it from that moment of conception, there has been that light associated with darkness, and that’s what I hope to do with Miss Pennsylvania USA 2014. Read the full story at LifeNews.

Today, Gatto is 24-years-old and has known about the rape since she was young.

Gatto said that her mother was attacked on a busy Pittsburgh street by a man who dragged her behind a building and raped her…

At a very young age, her mother told her: “Something bad happened to me. A very bad man hurt me, but God gave me you,” she said on the “Today” show…

“God doesn’t give you more than you can handle,” her great-grandmother said, according to Gatto’s online bio…

She said that she hopes that winning the Miss USA pageant can provide her with a larger platform to educate and inspire people. Read more.

Miss Gatto’s mother put aside her plans to attend law school, and raised her daughter, living with her parents. She was raised in church, with faith, and with “a close support system.

H/T BadBlue

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