“I wish there had been someone there for me.”
When I first learned about Kids Help Phone, I remember thinking: “Wow. I wish there had been someone for me to call when I was a kid. I really could have used that emotional support.”
I still remember how lost and lonely and sad I felt as an adolescent. I struggled with suicidal thoughts after hearing years of verbal abuse from my father and watching his physical abuse of my sister. So when I heard about Kids Help Phone, I thought, “That’s a charity I want to be involved with!”
I’ve been incredibly fortunate in my life since moving away from home at the age of 18. I met my wonderful husband in university. He’s been my constant friend and source of emotional support over the last 46 years. But I know it doesn’t work out so easily for everyone.
I’m just so grateful Kids Help Phone is there today – offering support to kids suffering with the pain and anguish of abuse. In fact, my husband and I chose to become monthly donors because we feel so strongly about the need for this vital service!
- Lauri Sue Robertson, Kids Help Phone donor since 1997