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At the tender age of ten, she was abused by her stepfather. After telling her mom about the abuse, they pressed charges, but faced a three-year-wait for justice.
The abuse shattered her and changed her personality. The once outgoing little girl drew inward and the long wait left a once fearless child in terror. She feared that her abuser would return to hurt her again.
Going through so much left her unable to eat or sleep and she was starting to give up, until one day the B.A.C.A. came to help.
B.A.C.A. stands for Bikers Against Child Abuse and the name says it all. They are an organization of bikers dedicated to helping children who have been abused feel safe, no matter what it takes. They take in abused children and make them a part of the family. And a family cares for its own. A statement from the B.A.C.A. mission statement reads:
“We stand at the ready to shield these children from further abuse. We do not condone the use of violence or physical force in any manner, however, if circumstances arise such that we are the only obstacle preventing a child from further abuse, we stand ready to be that obstacle.”
Several members of the group came to her aid driving her to school, escorting her to court and even stationing themselves outside her house at night so that she could feel safe enough to sleep. Anytime she was afraid she could just call them.
When she was brought to testify against her ex-stepdad the group was there in court to reassure her. As she looked at her abuser fear turned to strength as she was comforted by the presence of her personal bodyguards. Her testimony put her ex-stepfather behind bars so that he couldn’t hurt another child. With the triumph and her newfound family, she was empowered and overcame everything she had faced. She graduated with honors and now attends college and works full time.