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About Patsy Giddings
Patsy married Mark Giddings on May 28, 2005. They have five children and fifteen grandchildren, and now reside in Cookeville, TN. Because of Patsy and Mark's love for children and due to the severe child abuse Patsy suffered as a child, they soon became foster parents, doing this for two years, before becoming volunteer court appointed special advocates (CASA). Their passion runs deep and personal in a determination to help abused children. It is the reason that she and
Mark became CASA Volunteers. It is also the reason she went on to become a voice of advocacy, giving public lectures to bring awareness of the desperate need existing in modern day America, to protect our children.
But in her lectures, Patsy explains how her dependence on God was lifesaving, as she struggled to live through one nightmare after another and the important lessons it holds about the meaning and purpose of our lives. She is committed to increasing awareness of God's presence, love and grace and tells how God brought her to where she is today - saved, rescued, and at peace.
These are some of the places that she has attended as a CASA spokesperson:
Attended Child Advocacy Days in Nashville, Tennessee. Patsy spoke with Senator Charlotte Burks about the CASA program and the need to protect adopted children. Patsy also gave Senator Burks a copy of 'Sandy's Miracle' March 2012 and 2013.
Guest Speaker For Cookeville Free Will Baptist Church, Ladies Group, in Cookeville, Tennessee 2012.
Guest Speaker For Yankee Town Free Will Baptist Church, Sparta, Tennessee 2012.
Guest Speaker For First Baptist Church Livingston, Tennessee 2012.
Interviewed twice for the CASA Program and once for her book 'Sandy's Miracle', by WHUB Radio Show, in Cookeville, Tennessee 2013.
Interviewed By First Cup Faith Based Radio Show in Cookeville, Tennessee, March 2013.
Guest Speaker for Overton County, Child Abuse Blue Ribbon Memorial Ceremony, in Livingston, Tennessee, April 2012.
Guest Speaker for Tennessee CASA Network Training/Director's Meeting, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee 2012.
Member of the Upper Cumberland Council on Children and Youth (UCCCY), which is a Regional Program of the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth (TCCY) August.
Member of the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth.
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