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Laura Sellinger is one of many veterans in the running for a chance to attend the 2013 Allstar Game and be featured in PEOPLE magazine. After her personal experience of military assault and its ensuing mishandling, Ms. Sellinger rose above and began working to help others recover. Her valuable work makes her a great example of a modern feminist. Can we help her out?
From the MLB website:
“Laura Sellinger’s passion in life is to find a working course of action for the government’s broken policies and lack of protection for military rape victims. Herself a victim of military sexual assault, Laura’s case was mishandled which she believes is a common occurrence that causes re-victimization and a loss of self-worth. The Palm Harbor, Fla., resident also fights an ongoing battle with autonomic neuropathy and numerous other medical issues she suffered during combat action in Iraq in 2006 and 2007. Her goal is to help newly injured OIF/OEF veterans, men and women, on their road to recovery. She works with governors and the Senate to change policy on both military sexual trauma and injured vet issues. She continues to support social change and is a prolific public speaker.”
This would be a great opportunity to reach a large audience across America in regards to this important issue. Laura’s information can be viewed on http://mlb.mlb.com/tribute/2013/index.jsp?partnerId=ed-7214404-568188343 under the Tampa Bay Rays section.
It would be great to see this brave solider rewarded for the vital work that she is doing (even though she’s a Rays fan….)