“Treated No Better than a Rag”
In our regular meetings at COAR we learn the heart-breaking details about how the newest children and teens have come to be at COAR. They are minors so we shield their privacy as well as, literally, keep them safe from their past. At our most recent, mid-November meeting, our director, Marta, said of one of the new girls, “in her entire life she was treated no better than a rag.” We can’t point her out in this public forum, of course. But until I started putting together the names with the faces, I couldn’t figure out who she was. She was already laughing and joining-in. There are the nightmares and setbacks, of course. But there is healing. Her Christmas morning will be full of love and safety and her New Year full of hope. Thanks to you. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!