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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS, Sexual abuse

To the Lives Taken by Rape


It won't wash away . . . RAPE

This post is dedicated to every victim of sexual assault, including our precious little angels who suffered at the hands of child molestation, and those brave souls who experienced rape, whether attempted or completed.

To those whose lives were snuffed out as a result of a most unimaginable travesty, to all the special angels, no matter the age, gender, race or religion, though you may have died far too young, we honor you!

 

 

 

 

[1]1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime.

Every 2 minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted.

Sexual assault is one of the most under reported crimes, with 60% still being left unreported.

Victims of sexual assault are:

3 times more likely to suffer from depression.

6 times more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.

13 times more likely to abuse alcohol.

26 times more likely to abuse drugs.

4 times more likely to contemplate suicide.

God bless the child

When will the madness cease? What will you do to make a difference?


[1] The above statistics: National Institute of Justice & Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Prevalence, Incidence and Consequences of Violence Against Women Survey, 1998

Read CNN’s report, Empowered Patient and Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine’s Extraordinary Woman, both featuring Carolyn. Visit her website at http://www.orangeblossomwishes.com.


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About Carolyn S. Hennecy

Carolyn S. Hennecy - a/k/a southern blonde traveling with sense of humor and a passion for cheesecake, known to be heard several times a day declaring, "JUST PEACHY!" Advocate for domestic violence awareness; member of Sexual Violence Task Force of Tampa Bay Speakers Bureau; spokesperson for American Heart Association; motivational and inspirational speaker; Author of ORANGE BLOSSOM WISHES: Child Molested, Woman Abused - Her Victorious Journey to Freedom (Carolyn's memoirs), she will be featured on the ABC Action News (WFTS Tampa) Emmy award winning primetime special "Taking Action Against Domestic Violence" scheduled to air Friday, October 14, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.

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