The Kathy Rinaldi Hope Foundation

 

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Seargeant Termine of the NYPD @ 212.253.5662,                                                                                                                                OR Detective Aroyo of NYPD's Cyber Crimes Division @ 646.610.5397                                                                                                                 OR Detective Thomas of NYPD's Internal Affairs @ 212.748.8807

DON'T LET BULLYS WIN!


IF WE CANNOT OVERCOME BULLYING/ADVERSARY.... HOW DO WE THEN EXPECT OUR CHILDREN TO SURVIVE?

                                 WE CAN'T!!

 

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 John M. Rinaldi
20 June, 2012

NEWSFLASH!!

In recent years, a series of bullying-related suicides in the US and across the globe have drawn attention to the connection between bullying and suicide. Though too many adults still see bullying as "just part of being a kid," it is a serious problem that leads to many negative effects for victims, including suicide. Many people may not realize that there is also a link between being a bully and committing suicide.

The statistics on bullying and suicide are alarming:

  • Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year, according to the CDC. For every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 suicide attempts. Over 14 percent of high school students have considered suicide, and almost 7 percent have attempted it.
  • Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims, according to studies by Yale University
  • A study in Britain found that at least half of suicides among young people are related to bullying
  • 10 to 14 year old girls may be at even higher risk for suicide, according to the study above
  • According to statistics reported by ABC News, nearly 30 percent of students are either bullies or victims of bullying, and 160,000 kids stay home from school every day because of fear of bullying

Bully-related suicide can be connected to any type of bullying, including physical bullying, emotional bullying, cyberbullying, and sexting, or circulating suggestive or nude photos or messages about a person.

Some schools or regions have more serious problems with bullying and suicide related to bullying. This may be due to an excessive problem with bullying at the school. It could also be related to the tendency of students who are exposed to suicide to consider suicide themselves.

NO ONE IS EXEMPT!  


Thank you to the many people who have supported KathyRinaldiHope through the years.  

Our most recent effort was our making a contribution to the cancer relief efforts through Broadway Cares to demonstrate our appreciation of our recent successes within our own family fighting cancer.  We do our best everyday and I'm proud to say, we've helped yet again.  

Thank you again, to our friend Brooke Shields who helped us achieve this goal. -29 November we made a contribution to THE ADAMS FAMILY Broadway Show in Michael E. Rinaldi's name to support individuals inflicted with Cancer and individuals struggling with HIV.

4 November, 2012 we said goodbye to my dad, Michael E. RInaldi but will continue our selfless pursuit in the betterment of others.  Not only for our kids, but for all within reach.

To know us means to know we are tirelessly at your service to play our part in creating synergy to help heal the world.  Thanks to the many people who continuously inspire us to become unselfishly better.  



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'creating synergy to help heal the world.



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19 April 2012 commemorates the 15 anniversary of the death of my beloved sister Kathy.  I miss you every day, and my heart continues to breaks each and every day since our losing you.  

This is for you Kathy.   

LESSON TO BE LEARNED:  If you have children, I implore you to read throughout this site and teach what you know/ use what you've learned on your children.  We cannot always protect our kids, but we can teach them facts that will forever remain present....  &  We face traumatic experiences throughout our lives.  It is, after all very much a part of life.  But, just know this- how we react will determine the individual we then become.  We have a choice.  We can easily be the victim or the champion that often lays dormant within each and every one of us.  It's all up to you.  

If you take anything away from this, remember the above message and your life will always remain your own.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:  A good man should never defend.  A lesser man may insist........  never ever apologize... and continue to look forward for tomorrow is yet another day.  

 

 

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you imagine."                                                                                              -Thoreau


...coming soon:  Trauma and how one traumatic derailment can mortally wound your child. 

The KathyRinaldiHope ® Foundation addresses every-day issues surrounding our children in order to promote "educational awareness" so that every child may become their best version.   Until that is a definitive reality, we offer this site as a resource and encourage your own dialogue.  

Our experience consists of 15+ years of research and unfortunately have experienced many of these pains first hand. 

As society has progressed in many ways, we as a collective whole have simply fallen short when it comes to child rearing today.  In order for our children to excel we need proper education of all the many issues surrounding our children and throughout this site we hope to enlighten and encourage.

If you love your children, PLEASE care for them properly- the more a child knows, the better a child will do.                             

From our family to yours,                                                                                                                                     John, Kelly, and baby Anthony.      

 




OUR MISSION:                                                                                                                                                                        

We ensure that all children live their best life.  

We do this by encouraging dialogue between adults and our children in ways that will create a sense of understanding- believing that the more a child knows, the better a child will do.  Quite often, due to no fault of their own, children fall victim to societal errors finding themselves in situations that will make a profound impact on who they are to become.  Be it abuse (sexual, mental, or physical), an illness, or disability- we believe all children deserve proper care and proper protection. Be it funding programs, creating resources, or volunteer work, we dedicate ourselves to the children of the world and with the hopes that all kids have what they need to become their best self.

HOW WE ACHIEVE OUR GOAL:                                                                                                                                                 

The KathyRinaldiHope ® Foundation educates children and the public at large, about issues our children face in today's world. We do this by enlisting heroes in film, television, and within our own communities to create dialogue of the many issues our children face daily and in doing so, arm them with the proper resources such as knowledge and understanding.

COMMON SENSE RIGHT?  

Everyday, children are faced with situations such as sex, drugs, abuse, neglect...  situations we as adults often find too hard to bare and understandably ill-prepared for.  How then, may I ask, can we expect our children to survive such an experience?  

WE CAN'T.

I was attacked by my neighbor at age 12.  Look at any 12 year old!  Go ahead, look!  Even today, how could we ever suspect that a young child could ever fall victim?  It's too much for any of us to believe...  WE THEN CONFIRM..  "NOT My CHILD!!!"  But they are, and if not protected, we are as bad as the would be monsters!.   Abuse happens every day and the reason being is that the overall conception is that since WE DON'T WANT TO BELIEVE, IT SIMPLY DOESN'T EXIST.  

Unfortunately life doesn't come with an instruction manual.  For that I am sorry.  Fortunately for all of us, we pledge to be that manual and will cover as much as physically possible.  That being said, p[lease stay in touch and visit often as this will expand and unfold until all children may then live their best life.  We will show adults how to be vigilant in child safety and teach them to recognize a child at risk, we will share with children how to seek help, and we will demonstrate the importance of follow through.  We cannot end abuse.  We can however make said abuse situational and not life altering.  

We do not solicit funds, and have sustained by private funding.  

This IS ENTIRELY A VOLUNTEER BASED ORGANIZATION who's only objective is to help our most valuable resource- our children to become their best version.  With this site and through our many efforts we hope to provide vital information and raise awareness of the many issues kids face every day.  In doing so, we will undoubtedly empower both children and society alike in ways that will evoke safer, and happier children.  

-our hands are only open to give......


If you take away just one thing, I'd like it to be this one thing that has taken me years to learn.  Abuse can be situational and not life altering provided basic understanding and simple knowledge.  Abuse is a problem of the abuser and the abuser alone.  


A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT/FOUNDER:

Being a survivor of abuse, I understand the profound impact abuse can have on one's life, and bare witness how gravely it affects everyone involved.  While so many children become "derailed" by such an experience, there are others who take it upon themselves to not allow for victimization.  I am that individual.   Through the years, I've taken bad situations- learned from them and have grown in the process- sharing all I've learned with the hopes of preventing others from experiencing the many pains associated.  

They say the measure of a man is not made by one's experiences but by the level of integrity to which all things are faced.   That being said, abuse does not have to define us.  Abuse can, in fact, be situational and not life altering if essential and basic information is provided and understood.     

As a young boy, I found resolve playing some "Risky Business" and fell in love on a "Blue Lagoon."  To survive, I created a world where I was safe, and made a real friend in my escape.  It first began with a heartfelt letter from a troubled youth expressing his deepest secrets that were unable to be shared with anyone known.  Looking back, I feel a bit foolish..  but to a 12 year old boy this was my dream girl and she would not judge...and if I loved the most beautiful girl in the world- somehow I then would be ok!  I wrote- pouring out my heart when something unexpected happened- I had a pen pal. To my amazement, the letters I had sent were answered.  The responses were of warm notes of encouragement and photographs signed from Brooke Shields herself- that magical girl on that "Blue Lagoon," became my new "friend."  Reality really wasn't an affliction.  I realized I was considered just a fan, but the notes became more personal and if the unexpected had happened warranting responses what then took place was not only unexpected but deeply appreciated.  Soon after the notes started to arrive, we then received a phone call opening an ongoing dialogue for some time.  The voice on the other line was Mrs. Shields- Brooke's mother Teri who then became a friend of the family offering her support while addressing her concern of a boy in trouble.  I had shared my torment and gained compassion in the process- compassion that led to what you see before you- KathyRinaldiHope.  Brooke and her mother, Terri cared for the well being of a total stranger and in doing so created a dialogue between myself and my parents- a dialogue that saved my life.   I then began to heal as feelings of worth returned.  At the end of the day, we are all just people.  But, to a kid a celebrity goes beyond the actual individual and affords a child to dream.  And sometimes that's all we get!  My dream became a reality making all things possible.  

A celebrity can save the life of a child and I have Brooke Shields and her mother Teri to thank for mine.

We continue wishing Mrs. Shields, Brooke, and her family our best.   It's no secret that Mrs. Shields has become ill, and I'm afraid her "stage mother" criticism is what most will remember.   I'd publicly like to say, Mrs. Shields was so much more!  Not only did she give us Brooke, but in a way she also gave me to you.  Had it not been for her, I never would have had HOPE.  

KathyRinaldiHope ® was conceived through the power of celebrity, and the influence they have on our kids with their ability to heal the world.  We talk about issues that promote a sense of understanding and firmly believe that the more a child knows the better a child will do.  Given basic information providing essential knowledge, a child will undoubtedly be more secure and better equipped to handle situations that otherwise may "derail" them.       


*****We cannot end abuse but we can however significantly decrease its profound effect.  Issues that could have become problematic can be situational rather than life altering giving basic knowledge creating essential understanding- KathyRinaldiHope.  

If a child understands, they then will not internalize, when you eliminate the internalization- most importantly, you eliminate victimization.         

               

ISSUE + KNOWLEDGE = SAFE HAPPY CHILDREN

Regards,                                                                                                                                                                       John M. Rinaldi


This foundation is inspired by Brooke, in honor of Kathy, and dedicated to Kelly and baby Anthony.

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 ****When YOU give in to fallacy- you too are as much to blame as the bully who contributes to the 56% increase in teen suicides each year believed to be the result of BULLYING.

We too are victims of cyberbullying.  Anyone can say anything online with very little recourse.  For example, we ourselves have been cyber bullied. 

We use this mild upset to exemplify bullying and abuse.  We at Kathy Rinaldi Hope, are adults, and have life skills to handle such an issue.  Our children however, do not.  By teaching our kids, we again arm them with knowledge to offset any diturbance...  ABUSE/BULLYING/LIFE.

****as a result in bullying/cyber bullying suicide amongst children 12-16 has + 50% within the last 2 years!

LETS KEEP OUR KIDS SAFE!

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