i volunteer because there are always others less fortunate and we should think of them first instead of just ourselves. many dont have time to volunteer or at least say they dony but me i make time. i think it is  important to give back especiallly since my life hasnt been bad in comparison to many others. one example is the end of last year the athletic director at our school passed away after suffering from brain cancer. she had three children all of which still in highschool it hit our entire school pretty hard she was a huge part of all of our lives. since then our volunteer group at school has organized a relay for life team and race that occurs each year at our school in memory of her. all the proceeds go to a cancer foundaiton to help others who are suffering from the same thing she was. it is important to do things for others even if it is a small thing, everything you do matters to someone somewhere.

missingmyinfantryman missingmyinfantryman
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2 Responses Feb 20, 2010

I am a child abuse as well as a domestic violence survivor, and a mother of a sexually abused child. I am writing a book about ALL types of abuse to let others know they are not alone in their struggle. <br />
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If you are a SURVIVOR of any type of abuse please use my book as a platform to share your testimony. Your entry can be up to 1500 words and you may use your real name or remain anonymous. <br />
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I am giving authors who share a personal experience a book, providing they pay for the delivery. (If I do an e-book there will be no delivery charge.) Writing is a great tool in the healing process and your entry will help pave the way for others to leave the shadows of their silence. <br />
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My book will be going to the editor in a few weeks and I am doing a courtesy check incase you may be interested. <br />
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While we will never totally eliminate abuse, it is possible to lessen the victim population by this simple equation. Education + Awareness = Prevention. With this is mind I hope you will join the many other survivors and organizations that are joining me in their quest. <br />
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Please visit my pages at You will learn that I am true to my cause, you can read the letters of support that I have received from professionals who serve abused people and vouch for my character, and you will learn more about who I am and why this book is so important. <br />
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You may also contact me at <br />
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I hope you are having a good day. Thank you for taking the time to read and consider my request. I look forward to your response.<br />
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Respectfully<br />
Sherry Clyburn

angel of <br />
Mercy always sits <br />
Next to you <br />
& <br />
Covers you with gentle <br />
Wings <br />
So that, <br />
You walk wrapped in <br />
God’s grace, <br />
Protected & peaceful forever