I used to hate celebrating my birthday. My mom has told me that growing up when everyone would sing happy birthday to me I would start pouting and get embarrassed. Sometimes I would even cry. Such a weirdo. Who doesn’t like birthdays!? One thing I did love about my birthday is every year my mom would get me a custom cake made with whatever I wanted on it. Being that I was obsessed with the Wizard of Oz as a child I had a yellow brick road cake about 4 years in a row. Not to mention I was Dorothy for Halloween a few years in a row and one year I tried to be Glenda the good witch but I just looked like a fancy version of Little House on the Prairie.
This year I’m turning 32 years old!
I’ve decided to celebrate my birthday in a different way. In a way that would make 8 year old me very happy because the attention is not on us.
This year I’m shining a light on all those trapped in sex slavery. I’m standing with an organization called Unlikely Heroes to say, “We haven’t forgotten about you! We’re coming for you!” I’m raising $5,000 to help end human trafficking. $5,000 is what it costs for 1 child to receive heath care, counseling, restoration, food, education and a safe place to live for an entire year. Unlikely Heroes is an amazing organization that is truly making a difference. I’ve had people comment on social media things like, “Why don’t you just donate a show’s earnings?” and “Can’t you just give them the 5k?” Truth is yes I can, and, yes I have.
This is YOUR opportunity to get involved in saving a life. If you are reading this blog post right now you have more freedom then they have. If you only make minimum wage, hate your job and wish you lived a different life you still have more freedom than they have. Imagine when you were 6 years old. Still learning life skills like how to tie your shoes, how to read, how to communicate. Now imagine the only people you know and trust, your parents, have sold you into sex slavery for money. You have no way out and no one to turn to. That is the story of many of these children. This is your chance to help them. I have over a 100 thousand followers on Instagram. Could you imagine if every one of those followers gave 1 dollar?! We could afford to rescue so many kids! If you would like to learn more about Unlikely Heroes and how you can become a hero go to their website here www.unlikelyheroes.com and if you would like to donate to my birthday campaign and help me raise $5,000 click here! www.grouprev.com/anjelah
Happy Birthday to me, yay!