Gruff Heroes Come to Aid of Child Abuse Victims

Meeting the Bikers Against Child Abuse is a moment no one could forget. For Froggy, a former victim of child abuse, it's a day that changed her life forever.

"It was just all quiet, and then you hear all these bikes driving down the road and pull into the parking lot," said Froggy.

The bikers were riding to her aid. A group of tough, leather wearing men and women whose creed is to protect abused children.

Four years ago, Froggy and her two brothers were victims of physical and emotional abuse. It was because of that abuse B.A.C.A came into her life.

Referred by police and judges, B.A.C.A comes to the aid of abused children by helping in whatever way they can. Sometimes they are there to listen, other times just to stand guard, and they even go into the courtroom when a child must testify against their abuser.

"Actually I had one trial that I had to go to and sit. And when he went up to the stand, I had so many mixed emotions of fear and hatred toward the guy," recalls Froggy. "And then B.A.C.A. was just sitting right next to me and just kinda patting my leg. As soon as I looked over at them and they looked at me, I realized he is never going to be able to hurt me again and my brothers."

The organization hits home for the Omaha Charter Founder.

"I'm a victim of child abuse, I was in the foster care system, and I heard about B.A.C.A., and it hit me," said Headbutt, Omaha Chapter President.

For two years B.A.C.A has been standing strong for a continually growing number of abused children.

It's a cross member society with men and women; each biker coming from a different background.

But these bikers aren't just allowed to join up on a whim.

Every potential B.A.C.A. member is finger printed and is subject to an extensive background check by the FBI. This background search for crimes against children, domestic violence, child support and other dangerous criminal charges.

All B.A.C.A. members go through extensive training to help these children fit back into society. One charter member in Omaha is even a licensed mental health therapist.

It was the support given by B.A.C.A that got Froggy back to trusting the current world.

"Back then I was scared to even go to the store let alone go to school, and work, and live on my own. And now I am graduated, I have a great job, I am living on my own," said Froggy.

Thanks to B.A.C.A Froggy and numerous other children are safe. Each child finding comfort in the roar of their motorcycle riding protectors.

B.A.C.A is always looking for committed and dedicated members. To learn more about B.A.C.A and how to join, click the link below.

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