Caring for the Public Voice
My passion and advocacy for others continues, for those I call “veterans’ of life.”
All of us – no matter how old we are or how young, have life experiences. We are all valued citizens. Especially, and perhaps even more so in a challenging and changing world in which we all live today.
Many need a strong voice to speak out on their behalf. To have their important views, needs and the many problems facing them addressed and heard.
My history as an Agent Orange survivor from exposure to the carcinogenic herbicide agent realized during a volunteer trip to Vietnam is well documented.
The three cancers, struggles, challenges and triumphs that followed that exposure give me a very unique view. I have the understanding and experience for those who deserve to be heard and listened to. I also have and will continue to share my personal experiences, on behalf of all those in need.
My voice is raised loudly, with strength of conviction and never-ending silence – for those whose plight I understand.
Every day I continue my ardent advocacy in raising awareness for all those in this precious life that are not respected, honored or in some cases not even seen or acknowledged for their cries for help heard.
My passion speaks clearly to the rights of all of us to be able to afford, have easy access, and dependable health care from a system that cares. A healthcare system in service to humanity, respectful to all members and every facet of our society, one that offers proper treatment, and help to each and every one of us.
I also speak out on behalf of children who are often assigned the outdated and pejorative adage “children are to be seen and not heard.”
These vitally innovative and creative individuals are the fresh contributing members of tomorrow’s world. They need and deserve a respectful voice.
I am a strong, proud, and powerful voice for every person or “veteran of life.” Each and every individual is a valued citizen of this world. I am therefore proud to devote my time, committed support, and passion to the needs of others.
In today’s world, it is my strong belief that the most important critical issues facing all of us are our personal freedoms, basic human rights and civil liberties.
We all need to be heard.
Lesli Moore Dahlke
Author The Best Is Yet To Come (2011)
Founder of The Oneness Foundation