Hope for Children

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If you live in Leander, Cedar Park, or other surrounding areas, you've no doubt heard the protests of the #FightForGK supporters regarding a very publicized trial. This trial involves two young boys (only 4 years-old at the time of the abuse) who clearly shared detailed information about sexual abuse by Greg Kelley, a high school student living at the in-home daycare where the boys were being cared for. 

The facts in the case (which can be found on numerous sites if you do a search) clearly indicate Greg Kelley's guilt, and he was ultimately convicted of super aggravated sexual assault in a unanimous decision made by a jury of 12 of Greg's peers. A good place to find information is through Amy Smith, child advocate, who has a very informative blog called WatchKeep. Read Chief Mannix's letter regarding this case and the public fight against the families on Amy's blog here: WatchKeep . You can also read more information on the Greg Kelley movement leadership that is trying to free this child rapist here . There are three informative blogs on that site, full of documented email communications from these leaders that will shed new light on this movement.

Greg accepted a deal, sentencing him to 25 years in prison with no right to appeal, and he's required to register as a sex offender for life. Yet despite Greg's acceptance of guilt through this deal, a group of supporters rallied around him insisting on his innocence and vowing to clear his name. They've made numerous claims of having proof of Greg's innocence, yet even with an attorney they hired, they have been unable to produce any such proof.

As the group grew in numbers, like a dark fog creeping over our community attempting to hide the light of truth, the families of two precious little boys tried to pick up the pieces of their lives and move on. But the fog turned into thundering storms as the media attention on the #FightForGK side made moving on very difficult.

Imagine, if you can, the devastation this type of abuse must have on the children and their families. Then imagine their community, who is supposed to look out for each other, especially for children who can't look after themselves, turning against them. Imagine them turning on their TV to watch the local news and seeing these people, who live all around them, fighting to free their child's abuser. This is what has happened to these innocent children and their families. The children have been accused of "making up" these stories. The parents have been accused of coaching their children to falsely accuse an innocent man...for what reason I can't even fathom. They've been dragged through the mud and back again, and for what?

This group of approximately 100 active members continue to blindly march onward behind a leader who has vowed to "never stop fighting" to free the man who sexually assaulted of these young boys, without so much as a second thought for the children's lives they continue to trample on. And all the while they point their fingers at the families and mock those who dare go against them and support the children, saying things such as, "God will rub your face in your lies." This is how they treat people who cry out against sexual abuse. They weave a thick fabric of misinformation and lies and toss it over every last ounce of truth, smothering hope and healing. 

But we have a chance to change that. We can make a difference starting now. I've been where these families are and I'm telling you, they need us. They need our love and our support, and they need to know we believe them. Let's stop allowing this to be about Greg Kelley. I'd love to never have his name reach my ears again. Let's reach out to these sweet families and show them that their community DOES care about them. Let's show them that no matter who stands against them, truth is on their side and so are we, and we won't allow one of our own to be abused. Let's show them the face of God through our love and support. Let's break the chain of silence, rip away that blanket of lies and allow hope and healing to pour down on them.

I've started this GoFundMe campaign for the two families affected by the story I've just shared. Please know that after the GoFundMe fees, every penny will be split equally among these two families. I will deliver two money orders to Gayla Schwab of Williamson County, Victim Services, and she will get the checks to the families.

I don't know what, if any, financial needs they may have, but I just ask that you give from your heart. They can use the money for counseling, mortgage payments, groceries, Christmas gifts, or even a vacation if that's what they decide. Goodness knows they deserve a nice vacation!

Thank you for caring and for showing these families that they are not alone.






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I wanted to thank everyone one last time for supporting these sweet little boys. Though there is still a small group of individuals who are pursuing legal action, attempting to have this case looked at again, they have no facts to base their protests on and for the most part their public support of this abuser has quieted down. But through the silence we have not forgotten these little boys. The silence only means that they have been given the peace and privacy they deserve to go on with their lives. From what I hear, they are doing well, enjoyed a great school year, and are having a nice summer. This is as it should be. For that reason, I am closing down this campaign. It is my whole-hearted belief that these young children will grow into healthy, well-adjusted teens and adults. Thank you to each of you who prayed for these families, or donated financially. Your support has meant so much. This is what community is for, to lift up our neighbors when they have fallen, and each of you have done that. Thank you.
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We are halfway to our goal!

A special thank you goes out to our local police who have stepped up in a big way to show their support for these families!

Please know that these families are very appreciative to each and every one of you who have donated and/or are speaking out on their behalf. I was told that for the longest time they felt like an island, enduring this difficult process alone. But knowing that so many people care and support them has truly lifted them up and given them new hope and healing.

God bless you all. Please continue to share this campaign so that we may reach our goal for the kids!
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In less than 2 weeks we have reached almost 1/3 of our goal, having raised $3,000 already for the children! Thank you to the Cedar Park Police Department who has rallied together and shown our community that the work they do is much more than just a job. They truly care for this community, especially victims of crime, and that is evident by their generous donations to these families. Thank you to all who have donated and/or prayed for these families. Please continue to share this campaign so we can reach our goal by the new year! God bless you all.

Kim
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You all have surpassed the $2,000 mark which means these families will be able to each have $1,000 before Christmas!!!! Thank you all SO much! Please keep sharing this page!
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Raised by 66 people in 46 months
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RM
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R. Martin
45 months ago

Cedar Park PD

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45 months ago
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Det. Larry Biegert
45 months ago

Austin P.D. supports juvenile victims of abuse.

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45 months ago
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Sandi Barnes
45 months ago

APD 4141 supports you!!

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L Noriega
45 months ago

Your courage for speaking the truth is heroic. Stand tall always. From, a detective at Austin PD

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