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A New Day…


Remember like yesterday the horror and pain. Standing powerless and praying, “Oh Lord if there was ever a time for rain!”

Depressed and angry the easier path. Rather, moving on and forgiving…helping others detour this very same wrath.

Tender moments I miss, many memories to cherish. My babies gone from my arms, but from my heart, they will never perish.

Pray for the day when human kindness returns…sharing today some compassion with those whose faith has seen no more.

Blessed by the Lord with a new day today. With faith and His guidance, safe passage it may.

~ Vero

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A year ago my life changed forever…but the Lord has blessed me with “A New Day”…

Sometimes God sees the need to put us through some things for the purpose of making us stronger. There may not seem to be any logical reason for the trouble that we often face, but God always has a reason. Sometimes He’s just trying to make us tougher or to teach us patience. Some people suffer so that they will be better equipped to comfort others in their suffering. It’s always comforting to know that you are not alone, that someone else understands because they have gone through the same troubles that you are going through and will try to share helpful words of wisdom in hopes of lessing the burden. He knows that you are strong enough to help those who are less fortunate and without great strength to overcome and find their way through the challenges.

Are you going through some pretty tough times? Find your faith and hold onto it. The Lord is probably giving you the experience that you’ll need to help someone else later…

Veronica Galaviz To Speak To Dallas County Probation Officers Thursday

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVOR TO SPEAK TO DALLAS COUNTY PROBATION OFFICERS THURSDAY
Veronica Galaviz To Speak 1st Time Before Court Officers Since April 2010 Attack

DALLAS:  Veronica Galaviz, who has launched her own organization to raise awareness about the effects of domestic violence, Thursday will speak to members of the Dallas County Community Supervision and Corrections Department, during a noon luncheon. Dallas County Juvenile Probation Officers and officers from other surrounding counties will also be in attendance.

This will mark the first time she has spoken before court officers since nearly being murdered by her late-estranged husband who violated the terms of a protective order and broke into her house on April 21, 2010 and tried to kill her before setting the house on fire and killing himself.  While under the court’s protective order, Ms. Galaviz reported multiple violations to Rowlett Police, but they never would make an arrest.

The event will begin at 12 p.m. in the Great Room of Highland Park United Methodist Church, located at 3300 Mockingbird Lane in Dallas.

Ms. Galaviz has created her own organization, LivingToShare.org, and has become active in seeking changes in Texas laws, including support for San Antonio State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer’s House Bill 100 designed to create a domestic violence computer database in Texas, much like the one used to track sex offenders proposed legislation to create a Domestic Violence Registry.

She also is supporting HB 825, that seeks to add stalking provisions to the awarding of a protective order.  The bill was introduced Monday by Dallas Rep. Rafael Anchia.

Veronica Galaviz

After surviving an attack in her Rowlett, Texas home on April 21, 2010 by her estranged husband, Veronica Galaviz now seeks to raise awareness about the dangers of domestic violence, increase victims’ rights, implement tougher enforcement of protective orders and sensitivity training for police officers who respond to domestic violence complaints, and offer educational grants to victims allowing them to obtain financial independence and freedom from their abusers.

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Veronica Galaviz Interviewing With Univision 23 in Dallas


Veronica Galaviz interviewing with Univision 23 reporter in Dallas about the proposed legislation to create a Domestic Violence Offenders Registry in Texas.

The bill has been proposed by San Antonio State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer to create a domestic violence computer database in Texas, much like the one used to track sex offenders, is an idea she supports

“Well obviously, I haven’t seen the bill but I think it’s a great idea.  I agree that it’s a good tool that someone can use to research a potential suitor,” Galaviz said. “I agree that it’s a great tool, especially for someone who doesn’t have the means to do a criminal background check on a potential suitor.  It would be an easy tool to use.”

Galaviz, a survivor of a domestic violence attack by her estranged husband in April 2010 in Rowlett, Texas, said those in one abusive relationship need all the reassurances they can get about before getting into another relationship with someone.

“Once you’re in an abusive relationship, you have some trust issues and you always have some doubts and this would be one way to relieve some of those doubts,” Galaviz said.    “This would be something that you would have at your fingertips, just like Google; you can research something there. It’d have a list of names of all the offenders.  The only drawback is if they could find someway to eliminate the victims’ names from these lists and just have the abusers’ names on the list.”

Galaviz has created her own non-profit organization designed to raise awareness about domestic violence and to seek tougher enforcement of laws pertaining to domestic violence situations.  Her website is LivingToShare.org.

Next week in Dallas, Galaviz is slated to speak to a group of law enforcement officers about her experiences and her mission to raise awareness.

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NORTH TEXAS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVOR: OFFENDERS’ LIST A GOOD IDEA

NORTH TEXAS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVOR: OFFENDERS’ LIST A GOOD IDEA

Veronica Galaviz’s Statement To CBS 11 KTVT Dallas

DALLAS:  North Texas Domestic Violence Survivor Veronica Galaviz Thursday said in an interview with CBS 11 KTVT in Dallas Reporter Jay Gormley that legislation proposed by San Antonio State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer to create a domestic violence computer database in Texas, much like the one used to track sex offenders, is an idea she supports

“Well obviously, I haven’t seen the bill but I think it’s a great idea.  I agree that it’s a good tool that someone can use to research a potential suitor,” Galaviz said. “I agree that it’s a great tool, especially for someone who doesn’t have the means to do a criminal background check on a potential suitor.  It would be an easy tool to use.”

Galaviz, a survivor of a domestic violence attack by her estranged husband in April 2010 in Rowlett, Texas, said those in one abusive relationship need all the reassurances they can get about before getting into another relationship with someone.

“Once you’re in an abusive relationship, you have some trust issues and you always have some doubts and this would be one way to relieve some of those doubts,” Galaviz said.    “This would be something that you would have at your fingertips, just like Google; you can research something there. It’d have a list of names of all the offenders.  The only drawback is if they could find someway to eliminate the victims’ names from these lists and just have the abusers’ names on the list.”

Galaviz has created her own non-profit organization designed to raise awareness about domestic violence and to seek tougher enforcement of laws pertaining to domestic violence situations.  Her website is LivingToShare.org.

Next week in Dallas, Galaviz is slated to speak to a group of law enforcement officers about her experiences and her mission to raise awareness.

Veronica Galaviz

After surviving an attack in her home on April 21, 2010 by her estranged husband, Veronica Galaviz now seeks to raise awareness about the dangers of domestic violence, increase victims’ rights, implement tougher enforcement of protective orders and sensitivity training for police officers who respond to domestic violence complaints, and offer educational grants to victims allowing them to obtain financial independence and freedom from their abusers.

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