On November 19, please join me, as I start my run to make sure children and families who have experienced abuse have a chance to heal.
Over 2.5 days, I will run 223 miles from Austin to Corpus Christi to raise funds for children to receive therapeutic and other essential services at ChildSafe. I am an experienced runner who is prepared for this challenge. As I understand all too well, the earlier abused children receive clinical therapy, their suffering will be reduced, and they will be started on their path to healing.
Be my strength and support my Road2Healing race which has the goal to raise $10,000 for ChildSafe. Each gift from kind people like you will give me the endurance I need to finish my Road2Healing race! I hope my race tells abuse survivors that they can do anything by drawing on their own strengths and our community's support.
Please donate generously at ChildSafe's Donate page:
$50 provides a healing clinical therapy session to a child.
$100 provides coping kits for 8 children.
$250 provides an investigative interview for 5 children.
$1,000 covers complete care for 1 child for the whole year.
Track my progress by following ChildSafe's social media @ChildSafe. Thank you!
I wanted to start this campaign to raise awareness now more than ever because there has already been so much attention on an issue that seems to be brushed under the rug more than one would like to admit—That's how it's been a lot of the times. There seems to be a missing link that leaves the victim staying a victim and allows the perpetrator to remain a perpetrator in a manner that appears to be an ongoing relentless pattern. I don't know if my family ever knew how much this affected me after the events. I didn't realize its effects on myself, nor did I think that this would haunt me as I got older. The way things were handled then were ongoing rounds of police officers, uniforms, suits, and ties. The services that I received then only scratched the surface of the problem. I realize that years after these unfortunate events, I still carried shame and guilt with me until I could come to terms with it in my late 20s. I was fortunate enough to have a support system as time went by, with people I could trust sharing my story and later taking time to really reflect on the circumstances that I wanted to start making my steps towards recovering. I wanted to pledge not just on my behalf towards sexual child abuse, but have the community aware of this and shed light on it to all come together and hopefully make a difference in the community. After finally getting a chance to see what Child Safe has done and plans on doing for our great city, the resources they provide for the children, the amazing team, and their efforts they plan on making for our community, I feel that anyone reading this should highly consider helping out this non-profit. Their goal is to eradicate child abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect all over the city. This is truly one of a kind place where they provide essential services for victims and the community at large.