LOS ANGELES, CA, February 12, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Allen and Sheryl Hill never expected when they sent their son Tyler off to Japan for a student ambassador trip of a lifetime that they would never see him again. They just wanted their son to see the world, and they trusted that he would be safe.
What started off as a dream trip turned into a nightmare when Tyler Hill passed away on June 29, 2007 at the Japanese Red Cross Medical Center. His death could have been prevented if he had received proper medical treatment.
Every year millions of American middle, high school, and college students travel abroad through student programs. Though laws exist for foreign students coming to the U.S., no such laws are in place that protect American students in other countries. It's estimated that about 25% of female students are raped on these trips. Other students are injured, abandoned, or killed. And to make matters worse, the families are often forced to sue just to get the information they are entitled to about their children.
Sheryl has turned her tragedy into a mission in Tyler's honor. She formed the non-profit Clear Cause to inform and educate others about the dangers of student travel, study programs, and cultural exchanges. She is also lobbying to get tougher laws to regulate this 20+ billion dollar industry to help keep kids safe.
Julie Austin, CEO of Speaker Sponsor says "Speaker Sponsor is happy to include Sheryl as one of our cause speakers. She works tirelessly to get the word out about student travel safety."
Anyone who shares the passion for Sheryl's cause of student safety abroad can donate through her Speaker Sponsor crowdfunding website profile. And corporations interested in sponsoring her as a speaker will be aligning themselves with a passionate speaker with an important topic that appeals to parents everywhere.
Speaker Sponsor continues to be the leader in sponsorship for speakers, creating opportunities for speakers and marketing partnerships for the small business and corporate community.
Sheryl Hill can be reached through Speaker Sponsor at http://www.speakersponsor.com/causes/.
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