KING 5 reporter Taylor Mirfendereski found Jennifer Tucker through a local human trafficking awareness group.

They were planning their 5K. Tucker, a former prostitute, was planning to walk in the race. Two years before, she happened upon the race, which eventually turned her life around.

Editor’s note: Some may find some of the material in the podcast below offensive.

Mirfendereski did not shy away from covering sexual abuse from Tucker’s childhood, including several sensory details she said some may have found offensive.

“The reason I included the details was to help people visualize what it was like to be her,” she said. “Without actually being able to picture what it was like, I don’t think it has the same impact and helping you understand why it took such a toll on her life.”