Not too many persons who were abused as a child can find the strength to face their past, live with the hurt and then find the strength to come public with their story. At 30, Akil Johnson is speaking up. He has given a face and a voice to an issue that speaks to the very heart of every community – the protection of children.
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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!!