Hi Friends and Family, I am partnering with Heartland Youth For Christ and raising money for Heartland Over The Edge.
Students here in Eastern Iowa were asked what they wished adults knew about them, these were some of their responses
"I wish you knew that I have done some bad things in my life that I wish I could take back. Those choices haunt me to this day and I don't know what to do." 8th-grade boy
"I wish you knew that I make people laugh as a way of filling the emptiness that's inside me all the time." 10th-grade boy
"I wish you knew that I struggle with depression and I self-harm just to get through the day. I've tried to commit suicide multiple times and that I smile just so people won't know" 11th-grade girl
I wish you knew I was raped by my brother and ex-boyfriend when I was 13 years old." 11th-grade girl
"I wish you knew that the last time I talked to my mom, I told her she should have died. Three hours later she did and now I have to live with that." 9th-grade boy
This is why I am going over the edge. These students are who I work with and they need hope and love.
I sincerely appreciate your support for this fundraiser and my goal. Thanks for partnering with me to reach at-risk kids in Cedar Rapids.You can donate now by hitting “Give Now” on the upper right.
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Thank you for partnering with me!