April 27, 2010-April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month, which means that volunteers, organizations, and community activists are ramping up their education in an effort to prevent the awful reality of child abuse.
It was too late for Oleander Labier, a 5-year-old girl from Gresham, a city right outside of Portland. Police were called to the home of Guadalupe Quintero and Christopher A. Rosillo on Tuesday. They found Oleander unconscious and not breathing. EMTs took her to Portland Adventist Medical Center, but the girl did not make it. She was pronounced dead on arrival.
READ MORE HERE:
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.
Educate Yourself -- Learn the Facts
It May Just Save a Child's Life!!