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Happy 19th Birthday Samantha and Congratulations Velvet

on Wed, 06/06/2012 - 21:46

Local advocate wins service award

Edmonton mayor recognizes Velvet Martin's tireless advocacy for the vulnerable

By: Scott Hayes

St. Albert disabled persons advocate Velvet Martin recently earned an award usually reserved just for Edmontonians.
Martin spent years pushing for a new law to improve the rights of children with disabilities and their families after her 13-year-old daughter Samantha died while in a foster home. Martin’s efforts earned her an award for outstanding service from Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel during

his annual mayor’s awards ceremony recently.
Martin said the honour
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In loving Memory of Karina J. Moore who Died in the Care of Post Falls, Idaho CPS

on Sun, 02/12/2012 - 13:54
Karina Moore

May 19, 2006 - Jan. 16, 2009

Karina Moore was removed from the care
of her mother
in November of 2008, the state said it was to protect her. This
would leave the precious little two year old Angel lies in a coma in a
hospital in Coeur D'alene, Idaho. Karina Moore fights for her life
she supposedly fell down a flight of stairs while in the care of her

family who live
in Post Falls, Idaho. 

Samantha Moore received a phone
call after midnight
and was told that Karina had been life flighted to the hospital in
D'alene, Idaho.

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In loving memory of Samantha Martin Child Protection Reform Warrior (Canada)

on Sun, 02/12/2012 - 10:57
In Loving Memory of Samantha Martin Who Died Under Ministry Direction

In Loving Memory of Samantha Martin Who Died Under Ministry Direction
With a song by Avril Lavigne a nicely laid out video tribute in Celebration of the Importance of Life & Loving Memory of a young girl named Samantha Lauren Martin shows you her brief life as well as the sought after objective of birth parents who did not have her in their home most of her life and for whom they now seek inquiry and closure. Her death inspired Samantha's Law.

Her parents are John and Velvet Martin. On Jan.