Families march through Cherry Creek during child abuse prevention month

CHERRY CREEK - Families in Denver marched through the Cherry Creek area hoping to raise awareness about child abuse Saturday.

Many of them have lived through their own tragedies.

You would never know by looking at him but Jeremy Robinson, 5, almost died at the hands of his own father.

"He is a survivor of Shaken Baby Syndrome when he was 5 weeks old," explains Chrissy Robinson, Jeremy's mother, "we didn't think he was going to survive."

Other families never got the chance to see their young ones recover.

Dolci Joselyn, 2, was child abuse victim who died two days after she was taken to the hospital with severe injuries. Her mother's boyfriend at the time is behind bars convicted of killing the toddler.

"The remembrance of what happened is just with you everyday," explains Louise Aragon, Dolci's grandmother.

Their march down the streets of Denver is a way to show everyone that regardless of if it happens in your home, child abuse is a far too common problem and it needs to stop.

"Child abuse is everyone's business," says Robinson, "just because it's not your family or you don't know that person, you still need to speak up."

Which is what they're doing.

Speaking up this month, hoping to prevent other families from suffering the heartbreak they did. They say even the simple act of walking with each other, brings them some comfort.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)


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