According to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, hundreds of thousand of kids are at risk of being sold into the sex trade.
“They just keep them so drugged that they don’t even know what’s happening to them,” said AmberDawn McCall, who was rescued from traffickers. AmberDawn was born into the world of human trafficking. A terrifying world she was trapped in until the age of six. Like most trafficking victims, AmberDawn’s mother was lured into it with promises of money and a better life. It is an underground world, but if you look closer.
“We don’t want to see it, we don’t want to see it, because if we really see it, we have to do something,” AmberDawn said. “You can’t know that there’s a girl in the hotel room next door being held against her will being advertised on the internet, and yes that happens here, and not want to do something.”
AmberDawn says only one percent of trafficking victims are rescued. Most either die or never get out. “My life is a miracle,” AmberDawn said. Today, she is a mom and a wife. She is a pastor at a church and is working on getting her master’s. These are things she never could have done if someone had not decided she was worth fighting for.
“We have the ability to stop it if we open our eyes and see what’s happening and we’re willing to sacrifice and to fight and to do what we have to do to look at hard things, to experience hard things for the sake of people who have no hope without us,” AmberDawn said. “We can end this.”
Learn more at Lindsay Nadrich’s KHQ News article: Human Trafficking: One Of The Fastest Growing Criminal Industries In The Country.