Joanna Paliospirou is taking her life back by taking small and steady steps each time. She is very active on social media and often communicates with her online followers.
Joanna posted for the first time a photo with her mother, who is always by her side and supports her, on her social media.
The 35-year-old, on the occasion of Mother's Day, took a photo with her mum inside a plane.
"I cannot imagine a child growing up without a good mum next to them. Thank you mum for the security and love you give me every day. I love you. Many Years," she wrote.
Joanna has made the whole of Greece bow down in front of her strength and the greatness of her soul following the horrible attack with vitriol that she received two years ago.
37-year-old Efi Kakarantzoula was sentenced to 15 years in prison in October 2021 for the attempted murder of Joanna Paliospirou with acid in the Athens suburb of Kallithea in May 2020.
At the time, prosecutor Charalambos Mastrantonakis said the attacker executed her criminal plan “in a calculated manner. She had vile motives, murderous egoism and moral pettiness.”
He stressed that the type of acid that Kakarantzoula used and the way she executed her crime “leaves no doubt about her murderous intent.”
“The defendant did not want to ruin the face of Joanna [the victim], she ruined her life,” Mastrantonakis continued.
“When she threw the acid in her face, she accepted that it could be inhaled, swallowed, find its way to her trachea, and kill her,” he said, adding: “it was revenge that accepted the risk of death.”
Kakarantzoula claimed during the trial that she had no intent of killing Paliospirou.
She explained that stalked Paliospirou after suspecting her of dating a man with whom she had embarked on a sexual relationship in 2018.
She admitted to going to significant lengths to procure vitriol to the survivor’s place of work in an office building, saying she paid a man she met outside a shop in downtown Athens to get it for her.
Despite this horrific experience, Paliospirou continues to grow strength to strength.
Earlier this week, she wrote on her Instagram: "Evening Thoughts.. “Make up is art. Beauty is spirit.” True story."
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