When Eyes Fall Short of the Big Picture
As the world watched the Casey Anthony trial unfold and no I am not talking about her, what happened to all the other children that no one ever heard about. In that same time a 13 year old child who was born with cerebral palsy was burned to death by her mother who no longer wanted to take care of her (she will never make the news).
A two year old was blugeoned to death by he 12 year old brother because he felt like it. No one will ever know his name.
These children will never be known to us. There names will never be public and we will never know what happened to their killers.
One in four children are being abused right now. If they are lucky enough to make it what is their life going to be like. I asked a question on facebook one day that said “If you saw a disabled person being mistreated what would you do” the answers really surprised me. “If I didn’t know them nothing”. “It’s not my business”. “I would look the other way”.
Really?????? Is this the America we know and love that you would really look the other way? No one deserves to be abused and it is our duty to stop it. The cycle of abuse will never end if we choose to look the other way, not make it our business, and try to help these children who did not ask to come in to the world.
I could name case after case of children who will never be known to us and I am asking all of you to please help stop abuse. If you know someone who is being abused please report it to your local law enforcement agency.