Hello Friends and Family
I am the mother of not one, but two victims of sexual assault. One a girl and the other a boy. They were both victimized by their male cousins who live right next door to us. We found out about this a little over a year ago. The abuse happened when our daughter was 12 (now 17) and our son was 9 (now 14). It has been a horrific experience to say the least. Because the perpetrators were also minors (12 and 13 at the time), their punishments weren't all that we had hoped or expected. These boys also victimized several other little boys. It has been just too awful to believe. Anyway, I'm hoping that other folks on this message board may have some words of wisdom for me and our kids' father, in order to help them. Our daugher started counseling in August, and I hope to have our son with a counselor soon (new insurance). We also have a website that we are hoping to get out to people who may be financially able to help us. If you would, you could pass the URL along.
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Thank you for any support or encouragement you can give. Our lives have been changed so drastically. We want so much to give our kids a more normal life, away from the people who hurt them. We also have two other children, an older boy and a younger girl. For some reason, the two middle children were the ones who were abused. Looking forward to hearing from anyone who wants to write me.