ONE STEP AT A TIME


What steps have been taken leading up to this event, and what steps will need to be taken after this event, does not matter. Ultimately what does matter is to reach the final goal, to love and empower those that have been abused, and to deal with the abusers, to keep them away from our children. To “Break the Silence” associated with child abuse.

We must keep our eyes focused on reaching the final goal, and not be deterred by what it will take to get there. We must change how we look at child abuse. We must change how we deal with the abused as well as the abusers.

A system is broke that would allow our Uncle, Harry Cecil Ingling to have access to abuse 500 children within his lifetime. It is time to fix what is broken; it is time to stop the abuser long before they can hurt 500 children. There are thousands of silent victims and their families and friends out there just like ours. It is time for someone to step up and to show the way, one step at a time.

The greatest gifts that we can give to our abused children is, love and empowerment. The greatest way to ensure the safety of the children that have not been abused is to deal with the abusers.

Today we will be taking a walk from the steps of the Oregon State Capitol building to the area where my Uncle used to live. It will be an awareness’ event that will be the first steps in changing how we as a Nation look at Child Abuse.

How many are with us today as we take these first steps does not matter, we will pick up more and more as we keep moving forward, as we continue taking the steps toward achieving our final goal.

Harry passed away recently; our children in the Salem area no longer have to live in fear of him. Unfortunately there are thousands more Harry’s in our Nation hurting our children with little opposition. Their opposition will come from us speaking out, breaking the silence, and putting laws in place that protect our children from child predators.

How many steps will it take to turn this Nation around on how we look at, and deal with child abuse, I do not know. What I do know is the first steps, are going to be taken right here, and right now.

As we take these steps we will be symbolically breaking the silence that my family has been a part of for over 60 years. They are to hopefully empower others to do the same. It is time we outnumber the abusers a million to one. It is time to break the silence associated with Child Abuse.

I am one of the abused; I am one of the 500.

I was one of the silent; I will be silent no longer!

(Say a simple Prayer, and then let change begin)

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