$1500 for therapy and music lessons for the 15-year-old daughter whose mother fought to reallocate police funding to mental health services. She was harassed online by local police and someone fired a gun in her driveway in the middle of the night.
"In the 1950's my father went to jail for being a member of the Communist Party. As a teenaged girl it was important to know that someone outside our own family cared what happened to us, knew that we needed emotional as well as some financial support. I know from my experience that the work you are doing is very important."