The #EmpathyChallenge

Be Inspired!

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This is in response to Tony “The Empathy Guy” Scruggs’ ~ the #EmpathyChallenge  Please check it out here:  https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=907972785925573&id=836386139750905

I was working at a shelter for battered persons and it was a very busy year.  A woman and her two sons came in late one night.  She had been abused by her husband for almost ten years.  She was confused and in pain.

Just as I got her and the boys settled, the phone started to ring.  Her husband had found her and knew where the shelter was.  We had to move quickly to evacuate her and the boys.

A volunteer came to take them to another shelter, farther away.  As I loaded them up into the van, it was the look on their faces that struck me.  They were so tired, so scared and so unsure about what was happening.  It was not an uncommon thing to happen for me – but…

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