Lindsay Harmon Shares Story of Her Emotional Recovery

September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 16, 2010 at 7:09 PM EDT

By John Borsa

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September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 16, 2010 at 7:09 PM EDT

Lindsay Harmon's physical scars are slowly healing four months after she was stabbed in the eye.

"I still have about ten stitches in my eye," Harmon said. The peripheral vision -- I still can't see very well."

The emotional trauma, however, has not faded.

Following the attack, Lindsay, 21, moved back in with her father in West Seneca.

"I don't go out alone. I'm with my friends all the time," she said.

Harmon was attacked after celebrating the New Year at Roxy's, a gay nightclub in Allentown.

Police arrested Suzanne Grover and charged her with a hate crime. Lindsay believes she was singled out because she is gay.

A grand jury rejected hate crime charges. Grover is facing felony assault, which could send the 21-year-old to prison for seven years.

Grover's defense attorney said the Buffalo woman was defending herself.

Harmon said she cannot discuss details of the criminal case, instead focusing on her recovery.

Doctors have told her she might not regain all of her vision, but could get back most of it.

"My doctors tell me every single time how lucky I am," Harmon said. "They can't believe how it's healed - they can't believe that I can see -- because it should not have turned out this way."

A benefit for Lindsay Harmon will take place tonight at 7 p.m. at the Town Ballroom on Main Street in Buffalo.