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Since my brother’s murder in 1994, my life has been a little nuts to say the least. I have worked hard in the last few years to streamline and to hone in on the things that are important to me: Speaking, Writing, Teaching.
I have been given tremendous opportunities to travel the country being an advocate for victim’s issues, as well as speaking out about judicial reform and the role of the media – topics that are deeply important to me. It’s a goal of mine to incorporate the things I love into my daily life; so I scribble my thoughts, I ramble when asked and I share my story with anyone that will listen (and even when they tune out, I still talk!)
In my everyday life, the one that pays my mortgage and allows my son to have a few amenities, I run a charity that provides free mentoring and support groups to teenagers who are dealing with issues around drugs/alcohol, grief/loss, anger, depression, suicide … you name it. I love the work I do and the impact our organization has on my community – but I would be lying if I said that it was 100% fulfilling. So in my spare time, I find other things to let my voice be heard and to honor victims and survivors across the globe and my need to do more, while I continue to run the SCV Youth Project.
I am so thankful for the support of my staff, my board of directors, my community, my family, my amazing friends and the public that continues to shelter me with love … I am doing my best to “pay it forward” by being an active member of society, and trying to make a difference in the world of teens, victims, and survivors. Please join me in that effort, by doing your part to stay active and educated … don’t turn a blind eye to injustice, extend an arm where needed and open your heart to those who are suffering.
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Keep in touch friends!