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Rise Above Rape

Organized by: Coreena Gerhart

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My name is Coreena Gerhart and I am creating a non-profit organization for women and men who have been victimized by a sexual assult. The non-profit is called "Rise Above Rape". My aspirations for this organization are to help survivers handle the aftermath, and I don't mean just pregnancy. I mean with the effects it has on us emotionally, physically, and mentally. When you go through something that is so trumatic as this, it can sometimes be difficult to go back to a "normal" life. I want to help any survivor overcome their trials with motivation and support. Here you could get help with getting work or resume building skills, you could get self defense classes, or maybe you could get councling and therapy. I would like to offer this and much more for free. most survivers can't afford $100.00 sessions to get help for something that was forced on them. I think the best therapy you can recieve is talk therapy, and it should be free to survivers. The reason why I am so motivated is becuase I too was a victim of rape. Life was getting really hard suffering from PTSD and anxiety, the flashbacks and the nightmares were to much for me and then I found a way to re-build me, to regain self esteam and to again find love in myself and become who I wanted to become before this happened. I heard this quote that is perfect: "I am not what happened to me. I am what I chose to become". -Carl Jung I have been able to achieve this because I took one day at a time and have a ton of motivation and support from friends and family. I have had hundreds of talks with them and I started school again and am doing well, taking it day by day and step by step even getting student of the quarter! It hasn't always been easy but with faith in myself, friends and family I am making it through it. Not all survivers have friends or family to get support from so this again is what I want to help with. "No matter what has happened in your life, you have the power to change what that event means to you and thus, change your experience, both emotionally and physically, therein lies your power to heal". -Unknown with this amount I will register my non-profit as a 501c3 so my organization can become tax exempt. My hopes are to help as many survivers as possible, to change their lives like I have with mine. So thank you in advance to everyone who donates, anything helps. So let's Rise Above Rape together and overcome our impossible! -Coreena Gerhart

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