Happy Birthday Teagan

Happy Birthday Teagan! We think about you every day and you will always live on in our hearts and actions…so incomprehensible that she only had 8 of them. Teagan was a special kid who cared more about others than she did about herself.

Yet again today there was news about a terrible BC court decision (in the same city) that cost a child his life (read Christie Blatchford column in the National Post). We have to do better for these beautiful children who live in rich countries but suffer bitter ends. There are many good people working hard in this area including the B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth, Ontario Child Advocate and our MPP Lisa MacLeod. But we need more politicians and professionals to join this effort so please speak to your representatives about supporting children’s rights and our mission – http://www.teagansvoice.com/mission

Today we will remember and celebrate the beauty, empathy, humour and love of Teagan. But collectively we have a long way to go where the individual human rights of children are respected and all children live, grow, and are nurtured in protective and loving home environments regardless of family status, gender, ethnicity or income. The mission of Teagan’s Voice is to drive change to prevent violence against children and support the victims’ siblings when tragedy occurs. We may never finish the job but we will never stop trying.

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