In America, nearly 1 in 5 children are poor. A child is confirmed abused or neglected every 47 seconds. In 2016, more than 3,000 children were killed with a gun – enough to fill 156 classrooms.
The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) is committed to improving those odds. We believe that we must never give up on any child, no matter where they come from, the challenges they face or the color of their skin.
We are proud to partner with McClatchy Studios and the Charlotte Observer to promote their seven-part series, “Carruth,” which details the untold true story of the infamous 1999 domestic violence case involving NFL player Rae Carruth.
At the heart of this tragic story is the inspiring life of Chancellor Lee, the “miracle boy” who was born in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of his mother. Over the past 18 years, Chancellor has thrived despite significant disabilities resulting from his traumatic birth. His miraculous story and inspiring life remind us that every child deserves a fair chance at a brighter future.