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Monday, October 01, 2007

October/ Domestic Abuse Awareness Month Memorial Slide Show

Click onto the TITLE of this post for a domestic violence memorial slide show. Click onto the COMMENTS for a message from Patty Bruce.


Anonymous Patty Bruce said...


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

If you or any of your friends wish to add someone, whose life was lost to domestic violence, to this memorial slide show, please contact me ASAP via Barbara's MySpace page, or at:

I am going to distribute this memorial to Domestic Violence organizations, nationwide, today. I am going to ask them to post the Memorial Slideshow on their official websites for the entire month of October. I can continue to add people to this slideshow, after I distribute it to these organizations, and it will automatically update on their end.

I know the descriptions of what happened to each of these victims are very graphic and, downright, disturbing...this is intentional. My goal is to put an actual FACE (or, should I say, faces) on Domestic Violence. It is one thing to read the reports, data, and statistics, and to hear about the deadly consequences, concerning domestic violence. But, sometimes, seeing is believing...

I want to send a very special "Thank You" to the families and friends of those memorialized on this slideshow. Because you have allowed me to help you tell the stories of your loved ones, via this memorial slideshow, I have received several letters from women who are in abusive/violent relationships, and who have viewed this slideshow and read about what happened to your loved ones. Apparently, this slideshow is thought provoking for these women. If we save just one life, by showing the world what has happened to your loved one, then we have done something very significant!

This memorial slideshow has a permanent home at:

God Bless you!

9:23 PM  
Blogger John Krenik said...


THANK YOU for all your tireless work in bringing awareness to domestic violence!

The stories are so very sad. By bringing these stories to the attention of the public, hopefully the deadly consequences can be avoided in the future. Your message of swift punishment for the perpetrators of domestic violence and support for the victims of domestic violence is right on the mark.

Patty, you are a tireless advocate! By putting a face on domestic violence, by letting people know that it is "NEVER" ok to abuse (physically or verbally) another person, you are helping put a stop to this horrible crime.

Friends should do not look the other way when they see domestic violence being exhibited, but they need to report it. If domestic crimes were reported more often, many more people would be alive today.

God Bless, and thank you for all of the good work that you do!!


John Krenik

12:33 AM  
Blogger Bob said...

Well said John. Patty is GREAT!

Domestic violence fractures the fondations of family. The abuse spreads like cancer to our youth and into our streets in the form of violence against innocents.

10:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


You deserve a lot of credit for all that you have done to bring awareness to domestic violence. Bringing awareness to domestic violence is an important element for reducing the violence. Victims of domestic violence need to be aware that they are not alone and that there are many sources available to help them.

Great work Patty, you are a great caring person.

Nancy O.

11:00 AM  

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