A single mother from Rotherham, she became the face of Yorkshire’s battle against child sexual exploitation.
Abused from the age of 14 by a man she believed to be her boyfriend. Embroiled in a criminal underworld she knew little about.
And then escaping to ensure he was jailed. Sammy Woodhouse waived her right to anonymity earlier this year to launch a campaign calling for grooming victims to be pardoned of their crimes.
This week, having met with the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice, the now 32-year-old is getting ever close to her goal.