My 17th birthday wish

I once heard the words, "I knew I was healing when I began to view the thing that hurt me as an opportunity to help somebody."

Months after my experience, I created a video (shown above) to raise awareness on sexual harassment, assault, and rape. As the one year anniversary of my rape approached, I had to constantly remind myself that I am still the strong girl that made the video above. I am the voice for the voiceless. Whatever your story is, the trauma from any shape or form of sexual assault all hurts the same. It leaves you powerless, and kills you without actually killing you. We have to be the change we want to see in the world, and this is mine.  

Destiny Rescue is an internationally-recognized Christian non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing children trapped in the sex trade. With their programs in Thailand, Cambodia, the Dominican Republic, the Philippines and India, they have rescued over 3,000 children enslaved around the world since 2011. 

My 17th birthday is on September 6th, and all I truly want this year is to save a single soul from the pain of sexual abuse. The average cost to rescue one child through Destiny Rescue is $1,500. Your money can help save one innocent life. I ask that you donate whatever you can, and keep the enslaved in your prayers. Thank you. #MeToo
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Organizer and beneficiary

Celia Listenberger 
Plymouth, IN
Robert Listenberger 

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