Pick-Up Sticks – a Cambodia Story #5

Be mindful of the needs of others. Yes, Dad, I remember. I can still hear you saying that at the end of every prayer. Be mindful of the needs of others. Yes. Yes…. I’m so mindful that I think I’m going to crack!

bONESThe killing fields were bad enough, but now, the legacy left behind. The survivors of genocide. The children of the survivors. When and where are they supposed to reclaim their voice?

I just met 125 kids who have had a gag order placed on them. There are thousands more just like them. They lost their voices to an evil force that is simply unfathomable. We must not let their inability to speak up, to defend themselves, fog our ability to see the truth.

Let us be their voice. Let’s scream at the top of our lungs, for they surely cannot. Let’s find a way to help, one child at a time.

Domestic violence, abuse, rape, torture, enslavement – that is not who they are. It is what happened to them. They need our help. Get involved! What are you afraid of?


About susansplace

Widowed in 2012, I am a mother and grandmother. Born in San Francisco, I now live in the town I grew up in: Mill Valley, California. I love nature photography. Just an amateur but that's OK! My goal: world peace. Got any ideas?
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