She, of course, was referencing the story of the Boy & The Starfish - a man walking down a deserted beach watching a boy throw washed up starfish back into the water. The man questions why the boy is even bothering when there are, literally, thousands on the beach and the boy will not be able to save them all. The boy replies, "but I made a huge difference to that one."
And it got me thinking. We are not on a deserted beach. Let's imagine that the boy turns around and sees lots of people sunbathing, playing frisbee etc, happy in their ignorance about the plight of the starfish. And instead of trying to do it all himself he says, "hey people, can you help me save all these starfish?" Then each person only has to pick up a few and they could, most likely, save ALL the starfish - when before, it would have been impossible for the boy to do so on his own.
That's the reality of child sexual abuse. In most cases, these children are not abandoned, isolated from people who care about them - most of the time there is someone in the child's life that does care, but simply does not realize how real the danger is, and is not educated asto how to protect that child. That's The Mama Bear Effect - our mission to change the world by uniting, educating, and empowering good men & women to protect the children in their life, in their community. We can't do this on our own - there are too many starfish that need help right now.