The story is long, but worth telling. As of 09/24/21 we are still working on publicizing the extent of the information. In short? We are working to save a beautiful young lady, my niece, who deserves more from this life.
I have sat here, now for maybe and hour. Once upon a time a published writing and regular blogger (when people still read) - and I'm still struggling because there really is NO WAY to summarize why we are doing this campaign. In the coming days, you will be able to read the story in the form of small "chapters" if you will, because there is just so much to it, I don't know how else to go about it.
For those of you who don't know who I am, I'm Lunar's Aunt (Andromeda). I have been here, in one way another, the whole time.
Wow. I'm a little embarassed to admit that, you see, for so long I had no idea what they were going through, and I still have a hard time wrapping my head around that fact.
As I said, more information will be made available in the coming week and thereafter, if you are interested in reading the whole story - you'll be able to find it on my website, http://www.2ndgengeeks.com/love4lunar , soon enough.
At this time more than $50,000.00 over the last 4, nearly 5 years, hasn't seemed to do anything good for Lunar, so as much as we greatly appreciate the purchases and donations, it wasn't our main focus when we began organizing this campaign.
To be brutally honest? "Raising Awareness" feels like a joke at this point. I mean, it would be one thing if all these struggles were a matter of "somethings never change", but the state they live in? It's more like everything has only gotten progressively WORSE in the last 25 years.
See, this isn't the first time I have fought in this state to save a child. The first time, it was for myself. I fought like hell to survive my father.
Years down the line- I fought like hell to try to save my youngest sister in law - and I was shocked at that time - that things had seemingly gotten worse- I wouldn't have thought it could go much further.
Child lawyers hardly exist with the exception of if you are child 'criminal' - or you live in a tiny radius within the most populated area of the state. Children don't just have rights to advocates - and now? Apparently guardian ad litems are more interested most times in passing judgement than actually investigating- and working FOR THE CHILD.
My niece has lived through things that - should you choose to read about them - could possibly be triggering - most certainly disturbing - and I wish I could tell you it gets better ... but I don't know as of right now ... will it?
Anyhow- our biggest goal within this campaign is maybe to draw some attention to the crazy nature of how children in this area have no resources. Lunar isn't alone- there are SO MANY more - and no child should have to fight that hard to feel safe, happy, and loved.
The second biggest hope we have from starting this campaign is that maybe - just maybe - someone will hear this story and MAYBE they can help. MAYBE this will be the beginning of change - maybe we can amplify the voices of the children here to an extent where they won't be waiting until they can escape some form of hell to sleep again.
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