A survivor of child sexual abuse, the spitfire Edmontonian is the founder of Little Warriors (littlewarriors.ca), a three-year-old organization dedicated to educating adults about how to prevent, recognize and react to child sexual abuse, as well as offering help to victims both past and present. Growing up in Eastern Canada, Meldrum suffered at the hands of a male relative when she was just eight years old, a torment that lasted a full two years.
By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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It May Just Save a Child's Life!!