Courage – Can Become Reality
I am writing to you because of something called “Courage,” which is not exactly a widespread epidemic in the United States of America, yet courage is something that everybody wants; it makes us worthy of respect.
Bible to Fairy Tales
From the Bible to fairy tales; ancient myths to Hollywood movies, our culture is rich with tales of bravery and self-sacrifice for a greater cause. But, my friend, is courage just physical bravery? What about activists like Martin Luther King, or Mother Teresa, or entrepreneurs such as Walt Disney or Steve Jobs, those with a vison and who took great financial risks to follow their dreams? We need your help and support to make our dreams reality for the betterment of mankind, and the future of our nation’s sons and daughters.
The famous music maker and singer, Beatle – John Lennon, stated it nicely with meaning, “A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.”
My name is Patricia, and I am the Co-Founder of Hope for Children Foundation, and it is “dreams” that I write to you about today. Dreams with hope and desire to become reality.
Hope for Children Foundation
Our 501c3 is a top-rated charity, created on April 2, 1998 to aid sexually and physically abused children, adults and their protectors. Hope for Children Foundation, helps these groups access effective legal, medical and mental health expertise and ensure that involved officials mobilize all appropriate resources available to victims. Did you know that violence is a learned behavior, my friend? It is predominantly facilitated by lack of awareness.
Consequently, Hope for Children educates the general public, families, federal and state law-enforcement officials, members of the judiciary, prosecutors, educators, medical professionals, criminal justice professionals, family shelters, rape crisis centers, other community organizations and agencies, clergy, school and church administrators, the workplace and other leaders in the community about sexual and physical abuse and its prevention….and we need your help!
Health and Human Services
Child Abuse has been declared a National Emergency, by Health and Human Services several times in the past, but the President of the United States is the only one who can truly declare such an emergency. We would like to plead with you to write the President, requesting him to acknowledge child abuse as a National Emergency in America. We have heard that he cares for children. Would this not be a loud and clear message for him to prove this to our nation?
By standing up for children, and supporting this request, you join with investigative priorities of our nations FBI as seen below:
• Child abductions: Non-ransom child abductions; domestic parental kidnapping
• Child sexual exploitation enterprises: Domestic child prostitution; online networks and enterprises
• Contact offenses against children: Domestic travel with intent to engage in illegal sexual activity with children; child sex tourism (international travel to engage in sexual activity with children); production of child pornography; coercion/enticement of a minor
• Trafficking of child pornography: Mass distribution of child pornography; possession of child pornography
• International parental kidnapping
• Other crimes against children: All other crimes against children violations within the FBI’s jurisdiction are investigated in accordance with available resources.
Believing in Courage
We believe that courage is standing up for what is right. It is facing insurmountable odds; it is walking the road less traveled; it is caring! A man named Lord Chesterfield said, “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” We invite you to help us; to be a part of the brave ones who care enough to help the helpless….the children who suffer at the hands of cowards, the uninformed and those who have no respect for their fellow human beings.
Thank you, my friend. We invite you, no, we challenge you to, “Courage”, to reach out to us and to join other courageous souls who fight this insidious battle.
Patricia L. Hope Kirby, Co-Founder, Hope for Children Foundation