As a parent of a victim survivor of childhood sexual abuse, I try everyday to turn the tragedy and the experience into making our state and our country safer for others through Lauren and her foundation, Lauren’s Kids, to prevent sexual abuse. Lauren and I learned early on that there was really no alternative but to use the podium and the position that I have in life to make a difference.
As we get ready to kick off the 3rd Annual Statewide 1,500 Mile Walk In My Shoes Walk, I am not only amazed at my daughter’s strength and courage, but her endurance and her stamina to accomplish the goals she sets for herself and her foundation. Most people will never truly know the impacts on a victim or a victim’s family that Walk In My Shoes is all about. As we get ready to pound the pavement at the southernmost point of the United States kicking off Saturday, January 14th, I ask everyone to join us. Join us in our virtual walk, join us in our actual walk, join us in spirit, emotion and support. There are 39,000,000 survivors of childhood sexual abuse in America and we walk for everyone of them. Through our website, https://www.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=996519, you can join our 39/39 Club and be a virtual walker with us. You can also follow us on Livestream by going to www.laurens.wpengine.com and visit our photo website as well. All the while that Lauren is walking, we will continue to be working at the State Capitol to achieve our legislative goals. This year, we are closing the loophole on the reporting of child abuse, sex trafficking laws and victim relocation expense monies. Join us!