Do not let the Sun go Down while you are still Angry

I remember looking up into this man’s face and could not understand why he was smiling by causing me so much pain as I cried begging him to stop.  The innocent 7 year old that I was could not make sense of it. Raping me once was not enough he continued to torture me and […]

Life Changing Experience:RFK Camp

As I promised I wanted to share my experience a week away all last week working at a camp in Wisconsin for abused children who are all in foster care. I am writing this to the sound of tornado sirens going off. Sunday Counselors arrived in the morning and unpacked, decorated rooms, had lunch, met […]

Making Headlines

Another successful event accomplished yesterday in Grand Haven, Michigan. You can read about it in today’s Grand Haven Tribune. I am also making headlines in another country today. If you’re to pick up the London Times you will see a story called: Taking on Sexual Abusers. You will have to pay $1.00 to read it […]

Good Friday

As a child Easter was all about coloring eggs, Easter egg hunts, and chocolate. However there is a much bigger and more important meaning behind Easter. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”-John 3:16 If I didn’t […]

Child Abuse Awareness Month

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month It is an important month to recognize that children are being abused at this very moment and they need to be empowered to use their voice to break their silence. I broke my silence in a Children’s Advocacy Center during the month of April 13 years ago. It is […]

Governor Quinn Signs Erin’s Law

The Governor of Illinois has given me a whole new meaning to Valentine’s Day. Today at 4:10 pm CTS Governor Pat Quinn signed Erin’s law. I knew early this morning he was signing it today. A year ago February 10th I spoke in a small town called Dixon, Illinois for a child abuse conference. It […]

Do Not Wait Until it is too LATE!

Before my innocence was stolen I was a happy child with a mom who followed us around with the video camera capturing precious Memories on camera. Moments like Christmas 1990 just months before I was exposed to the evil that exists in this world. Evil that would turn my seemingly perfect world upside down. You […]

Waiting For That Day

I was weeks shy of seven When my innocence was taken to Heaven That day I went through Hell And I didn’t know how to tell. If you witnessed what I saw You would support Erin’s Law. Having to face that six in a half year old Fifteen years later telling her you told. Entering […]

Warning: May Trigger Many Please Read with Caution

On a cold January 1992 day I went to my friends to play. Toys scattered the floor As he walked in and closed the door. He locked anyone from coming in From allowing the outside to see his sin. Forcing a little girl to the bed I trembled at what he said. “I will tie […]


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