“I accepted a hug from the Victim’s Advocate on behalf of the girl who will never be offered one. I nodded at the appropriate times, like when the words “strength” and “safe” and “proud” were wrapped around me. I held the S.A.N.E. nurse’s hand when she extended it in my direction. I squeezed her tighter when she explained I would be their guest for at least five hours.”

Danielle Campoamor comes forward for the girl who can’t.