June 2021 – In 2016 Amanda Florczykowski was awakened to the horrors of sex trafficking when her 2-year-old daughter was nearly abducted at her local Walmart. On a shopping trip, Florczykowski encountered an inquisitive couple who were interested in her young daughter.
The couple attempted to take the child away from Florczykowski but failed. Later she discovered that the man was a notorious drug and sex trafficker recently released from prison.
Based on this experience, the Longview, Texas, mom has devoted her life to raising awareness concerning sex trafficking and how parents must educate themselves. (Learn more at amandaflorczykowski.com.)
“I think it speaks to this shift in our culture where we just don’t value our kids,” she said. “So you know what? We as parents have to because nobody else will value them.”