Child Abuse at the Grand Canyon

Posted by Karen Hessen on Friday, September 9, 2011 Under: child abuse
My husband and I traveled to the Grand Canyon recently. It is impossible to stand there on the rim and not be in awe of the majesty of God's creation. It is also not possible to stand there and not face the reality of the canyon's rugged and treacherous terrain. The elements that make it lovely to look at also make it deadly to venture into. While there, I purchased a book, Over the Edge: Death in the Grand Canyon, by Michael P. Ghiglieri and Thomas M. Myers. The book goes into detail about every death that has occurred in the Grand Canyon prior to it's publication date. It is an eye-opening read that makes you wonder that anyone has descended and ascended and lived to tell it.

This past weeks headlines have reinforced my desire to crusade against child abuse. How do we keep people from taking risks with their children and grandchildren? It has been over 100 degrees in the Grand Canyon. Conditioned and prepared hikers have died walking to the bottom and back to the rim. Three young children without water and physical conditioning should not be making that trek against their will and without the knowledge of their parents. If the children needed "toughening up" perhaps a course in Karate or Tai Chi would have been more appropriate. 

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Child Abuse at the Grand Canyon

Posted by Karen Hessen on Friday, September 9, 2011 Under: child abuse
My husband and I traveled to the Grand Canyon recently. It is impossible to stand there on the rim and not be in awe of the majesty of God's creation. It is also not possible to stand there and not face the reality of the canyon's rugged and treacherous terrain. The elements that make it lovely to look at also make it deadly to venture into. While there, I purchased a book, Over the Edge: Death in the Grand Canyon, by Michael P. Ghiglieri and Thomas M. Myers. The book goes into detail about every death that has occurred in the Grand Canyon prior to it's publication date. It is an eye-opening read that makes you wonder that anyone has descended and ascended and lived to tell it.

This past weeks headlines have reinforced my desire to crusade against child abuse. How do we keep people from taking risks with their children and grandchildren? It has been over 100 degrees in the Grand Canyon. Conditioned and prepared hikers have died walking to the bottom and back to the rim. Three young children without water and physical conditioning should not be making that trek against their will and without the knowledge of their parents. If the children needed "toughening up" perhaps a course in Karate or Tai Chi would have been more appropriate. 

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Child Abuse at the Grand Canyon

Posted by Karen Hessen on Friday, September 9, 2011 Under: child abuse
My husband and I traveled to the Grand Canyon recently. It is impossible to stand there on the rim and not be in awe of the majesty of God's creation. It is also not possible to stand there and not face the reality of the canyon's rugged and treacherous terrain. The elements that make it lovely to look at also make it deadly to venture into. While there, I purchased a book, Over the Edge: Death in the Grand Canyon, by Michael P. Ghiglieri and Thomas M. Myers. The book goes into detail about every death that has occurred in the Grand Canyon prior to it's publication date. It is an eye-opening read that makes you wonder that anyone has descended and ascended and lived to tell it.

This past weeks headlines have reinforced my desire to crusade against child abuse. How do we keep people from taking risks with their children and grandchildren? It has been over 100 degrees in the Grand Canyon. Conditioned and prepared hikers have died walking to the bottom and back to the rim. Three young children without water and physical conditioning should not be making that trek against their will and without the knowledge of their parents. If the children needed "toughening up" perhaps a course in Karate or Tai Chi would have been more appropriate. 

In : child abuse 



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Child Abuse at the Grand Canyon

Posted by Karen Hessen on Friday, September 9, 2011 Under: child abuse
My husband and I traveled to the Grand Canyon recently. It is impossible to stand there on the rim and not be in awe of the majesty of God's creation. It is also not possible to stand there and not face the reality of the canyon's rugged and treacherous terrain. The elements that make it lovely to look at also make it deadly to venture into. While there, I purchased a book, Over the Edge: Death in the Grand Canyon, by Michael P. Ghiglieri and Thomas M. Myers. The book goes into detail about every death that has occurred in the Grand Canyon prior to it's publication date. It is an eye-opening read that makes you wonder that anyone has descended and ascended and lived to tell it.

This past weeks headlines have reinforced my desire to crusade against child abuse. How do we keep people from taking risks with their children and grandchildren? It has been over 100 degrees in the Grand Canyon. Conditioned and prepared hikers have died walking to the bottom and back to the rim. Three young children without water and physical conditioning should not be making that trek against their will and without the knowledge of their parents. If the children needed "toughening up" perhaps a course in Karate or Tai Chi would have been more appropriate. 

In : child abuse 



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Child Abuse at the Grand Canyon

Posted by Karen Hessen on Friday, September 9, 2011 Under: child abuse
My husband and I traveled to the Grand Canyon recently. It is impossible to stand there on the rim and not be in awe of the majesty of God's creation. It is also not possible to stand there and not face the reality of the canyon's rugged and treacherous terrain. The elements that make it lovely to look at also make it deadly to venture into. While there, I purchased a book, Over the Edge: Death in the Grand Canyon, by Michael P. Ghiglieri and Thomas M. Myers. The book goes into detail about every death that has occurred in the Grand Canyon prior to it's publication date. It is an eye-opening read that makes you wonder that anyone has descended and ascended and lived to tell it.

This past weeks headlines have reinforced my desire to crusade against child abuse. How do we keep people from taking risks with their children and grandchildren? It has been over 100 degrees in the Grand Canyon. Conditioned and prepared hikers have died walking to the bottom and back to the rim. Three young children without water and physical conditioning should not be making that trek against their will and without the knowledge of their parents. If the children needed "toughening up" perhaps a course in Karate or Tai Chi would have been more appropriate. 

In : child abuse 



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