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Tonya M.

"Children's Hope and Voice | Making a positive difference in a child's life."

Roanoke, VA, USA
female, age 46
married, 8 children
Speaks: English
Joined Sep 13, 2010
What I Want to Do: Advocate for children

Children's Hope and Voice

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Children's Hope and Voice is an all volunteer, child advocacy, non-profit organization registered in the Commonwealth of Virginia, USA, with a focus on child welfare, education, and juvenile justice issues in the U.S.A.

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"Celebrate Kids"
(Covers topics: child welfare advocacy & education)

"Juvenile Justice Advocacy"

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Joined Sep 13, 2010 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Meeting Friends, Professional Connections, Support a Cause 
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Celebrate Kids hosted by Children's Hope and Voice (17) Juvenile Justice Advocacy Group hosted by Children's Hope and Voice (48)
Groups CHRISTIANS BAPTIZED IN THE HOLY SPIRIT!, Care2 Feedback and Suggestions, Celebrate Kids hosted by Children's Hope and Voice, Justice 4 Juveniles, Juvenile Justice Advocacy Group hosted by Children's Hope and Voice, Kids Can, Parents Of Children with ADHD or other Mental Issues, Prayer for Persecuted Christians!, Special Olympics, THE WORLDS ENDANGERED CHILDREN
Birthday March 29, 1968  
Languages English  
About Me Children's Hope and Voice is an all volunteer, child advocacy, non-profit organization registered in the Commonwealth of Virginia focusing on child welfare, education, and juvenile justice issues in the U.S.A.
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Pets 2 Cats  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning
Religions christian  
Eating Habits  
Wild Fact About Me I took gymnastic lessons along with Mary Lou Retton at Aerial Port long before the Olympics. You could never tell it now...I've baked too many brownies, and chocolate chip cookies, pizza, and this morning pancakes, and french toast...You know where this leads. :)
My Philosophy No children should be put into ADULT jails and prisons amongst ADULT violent offenders and sexual preditors.
What Gives Me Hope Others who are advocating to keep children from being treated as adults they are not.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Release the children from U.S jails and prisons and place them into a counseling program to recover from the trauma they have suffered.
What/who changed my life and why 8 year old CRR of St. Johns, AZ (November 2008) was arrested and charged as an adult for two counts of premeditated murder, held for 4 months in ISOLATION at the detention center, handcuffed and leg shackled to attend court proceedings, visited his mother through glass wearing oversized jail clothes. He had no access to a grief counselor this entire time even though he was the one who found his father and another man shot to death and ran for help. Apache County, AZ bullied him into signing a plea deal then locked him away for an undetermined amount of time in an "inpatient treatment facility" when previous to Nov 5th he had no disciplinary record, not even at school and was thought of as a well behaved adjusted, normal child. The lack of enough gun powder on his clothing proved he is innocent. He lost his innocense that day. Not only by coming upon a gruesome crime scene but finding out the police and other adults are not always the superheroes. CR...we believe in you!
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    Sep 21, 2014 12:35 AM

    Dandelion G. (387)
    Sorry I'm a day late with this but I was working a fundraiser yesterday in our local area, on the Prison Industrial Complex and disseminating information.

    Jun 20, 2014 5:13 AM

    linda n. (3291)

    Jun 13, 2014 12:44 AM

    Dandelion G. (387)
    Watch...Donate if you can, small donations are welcomed, spread the word let others know.
    Jun 9, 2014 12:04 AM

    Dandelion G. (387)

    Trash Vortex
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    Intercepting the Plastic Waste Stream
    May 2, 2014 1:55 AM

    Dandelion G. (387)

    Apr 18, 2014 2:35 PM

    Phyllis P. (398)
    Bible with Jesus Happy Easter
    Mar 31, 2014 1:33 AM

    Phyllis P. (398)
    Sorry it's late, hope it was great!

    Mar 31, 2014 1:25 AM

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    Mar 28, 2014 3:51 PM

    Just C. (338)

    Inline image 2Dear Tonya,Inline image 2
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    Mar 22, 2014 11:27 PM

    Dandelion G. (387)
    However you celebrate your special day may it be great from start to finish.

    Jan 6, 2014 3:46 PM

    Dandelion G. (387)
    Glad you liked the comments below. Not hard when you are ready to learn I can send some instructions. My "baby" is 25 and he has been away mostly since 18. So with lump in my throat I had to adjust. We get to have them in our lives in a different way, we teach them to fly, but when they fly it still is not easy. Good luck on that and his future journey, I'm sure he'll do fine, it is us that is the 

    Jan 6, 2014 5:46 AM

    Tonya M. (71)

    Thank you, everyone, for your wonderful comments. I really need to learn how to post some of the fancy ones. LOL I like sparkles and glitter.

    Jan 5, 2014 12:07 AM

    Dandelion G. (387)
    Northern Hempishere to Southern Hempishere both with an important message for our New Year. Listen to your tribal voice inside and get those fires burning be you Navajo or whatever Nation. Bring all the fire (life) lights into action for hope and love. Mitakuye Oyasin.
    Dec 30, 2013 10:01 PM

    Just C. (338)

    Dec 29, 2013 9:21 PM

    Phyllis P. (398)
    Happy New Year 2014
    Dec 23, 2013 9:11 PM

    Just C. (338)

    For you, those you hold dear, and the world,
    let it begin with us . . .

    Much love (which partners with peace), my friend,


    Dec 20, 2013 12:38 AM

    Dandelion G. (387)
    Top song: performed by Lindsey Stirling American violinist, dancer, performance artist, and composer Bottom song: Robert Mirabal Pueblo musician, songwriter, vocalist, drummer and author. Flute player and maker whose flutes are are world renowned.
    Dec 12, 2013 5:17 AM

    Dandelion G. (387)

    Post to the Message free
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    Can you send one postage stamp?
    Dec 5, 2013 6:23 PM

    Phyllis P. (398)
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    Oct 30, 2013 4:47 PM

    Stardust N. (51)

    Thank you for being my friend, have a blessed day.

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