Matt Rivera gets a new van for 16th birthday!

Sep 18, 2013 by

Matt Rivera gets a new van for 16th birthday!

Matt Rivera who has inoperable brain cancer gets new van with wheel chair lift on 16th birthday!
Now that’s a happy face!!

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Domestic Violence survivors now Hands Across the Bay volunteers

Sep 18, 2013 by

Audrey Mabrey and Melissa Dohme severely attacked

 

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Wheel Chairs for Kids

Sep 18, 2013 by

Wheel Chairs for Kids

With last years Tampa Bay’s Dancing With the Stars funds this young girl got to feel what it was like to walk!!

Great job “Wheel Chairs for Kids” with Tampa Bay’s Dancing With the Stars funds!

 

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Help Melissa Fight Against Domestic Violence

May 31, 2013 by

Help Melissa Fight Against Domestic Violence

Melissa Dohme is a 21 year old survivor of an unimaginable domestic violence attack. Her exboyfriend attacked and stabbed Melissa 32 times in the face, head, neck and arms in January 2012. She flatlined 4 times, had broken bones, suffered a stroke in her cerebellum, received 12 units of blood, and due to the trauma, now has facial paralysis.

Her determination to help others through her advocacy is that of a true survivor. She is surviving and thriving in college and we want to ensure that she doesn’t accumulate an overwhelming amount of medical bills.

Melissa now is working with Massachusetts General Hospital’s Facial Nerve Center to have multiple procedures and surgeries to improve the symmetry and function of her facial nerve.

Please help us support Melissa by donating!!

 

 

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EMPOWERED AND BEAUTIFUL

May 28, 2013 by

EMPOWERED AND BEAUTIFUL

EMPOWERED AND BEAUTIFUL
BREAKING THE SILENCE ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

www.empoweredandbeautiful.com

Empowered and Beautiful is a website and Facebook page created by an immensely brave young woman Joi Partain in April of 2012, she decided to channel her tragic experience into a forum and sup- port service for women like herself, survivors of domestic violence.

How often have you been watching the tv and something comes on that is so disturbing that you grab the remote and change the channel? We all do it, I know I do, anything involving children suffering is my trigger. I simply cannot watch anything like that. However, I recently discovered a website that forced me to NOT look away, to face a few of my demons and watch and read and take notice.

Daily I read the often ‘anonymous’ stories sent to ‘Empowered and Beautiful’ site to be shared on their Facebook page. An overwhelming number of stories flood into this page by women willing to share their story to warn others and to

provide comfort to other woman who have suffered similar fates.

Each day I open the page and a sense of dread floods over me as I scroll down anticipating the heinous abuse these girls, children, wives and girlfriends have endured, survived, or worse are still silently experiencing and in a state of helplessness asking the Empowered and Beautiful supporters for guidance.

Occasionally the stories are written by a friend, mother, sister of a victim of domestic violence that has not made it, the victim who has been taken in some gruesome circumstance that not even a Hollywood movie could concoct. Each day I force myself to read them, to understand, to em- pathise and with tears streaming I like the 21,000 strong supporters send them a message of sup-

port and friendship, trying to give them a sense that in this forum ‘Empowered and
Beautiful’ they have found a true community of women that 1. Believe them, 2. Stand with them in support of their plight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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