^ This is the thing though, I can't fault it cuz it worked fo her - obviously, but it's kind of a fatlistic mindset.
I would think it would be more effective to think along the lines of "I knew I had to survive, my children need me... I wasn't going to let them kill me..." Something like that.
Maybe what's key in a mindset is not so much the will to survive, but some mode of thinking that allows you to remain functional in life and death situations...
I don't know.
DGU = Defensive Gun Use