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Incest Survivor: Erin Merryn

Posted by Sandra On February - 9 - 2011

I was born at home after putting my mother through 57 hours of all natural labor 26 years ago. My incredible story of my birth is just the beginning of this life I have been given. I believe every one is born with a purpose and I found my purpose through the events that have taken place in my life. I decided at a young age to take a stand against evil and instead expose it to put a silent epidemic in the spotlight. I turned my childhood diary into a book Stolen Innocence and self-published it when I was a senior in high school. It was republished by Health Communications Inc. in January 2005. I began flying the country telling my story of the sexual abuse I endured as a child. A story I am not ashamed of but instead inspired to put a face and voice on sexual abuse. My mission is to take the stigma and shame off of sexual abuse survivors and give them a reason to speak. To educate the public that children are being abused right now in your own communities and our own backyards. I am at war against this silent evil that is lurking in the shadows.

My media appearances have included Oprah Winfrey Show October 2010, Montel Williams in April 2006, Good Morning America in May 2006, I was apart of another Montel Williams show on most memorable guest update in July 2006. In October 2008 I was apart of a slide show on Oprah about superwomen. I have appeared in many local news station programs after speaking at an event. I have also taken part in numerous radio interviews. I appeared in a commercial for the National Children’s Alliance that began airing in July 2010. In December 2010 I was named Newsmaker of the year for the Daily Herald after I received the most votes against 9 others including American Idol winner Lee DeWyze.



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!!

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DREAMCATCHERS FOR ABUSED CHILDREN, INC. is an official non-profit 501(c)3 child abuse & neglect organization. Our mission is to educate the public on all aspects of child abuse such as symptoms, intervention, prevention, statistics, reporting, and helping victims locate the proper resources necessary to achieve a full recovery. We also cover areas such as bullying, teen suicide & prevention, children\'s rights, child trafficking, missing & exploited children, online safety, and pedophiles/sex offenders.

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