How a family’s ad helped save a life
A family ad in a car decal helped save the life of a 10-year-old girl, and the ad earned her a spot in the game ad department at a major game retailer, according to the family’s lawyer.
“The ad was the first time the girl had ever seen an advertisement,” attorney Daniel F. Hensley said in a statement.
“We feel that it is one of the most important things that happened to her.”
A family’s advertisement helped save their daughter’s life.
Courtesy of the Hensleys Courtesy of Daniel F Henskin family.
The ad, featuring a woman standing on a hilltop in the background, ran at game retailer GameStop stores nationwide on Feb. 12.
The family was traveling with their 10-month-old daughter and another child in a vehicle on the way to the grocery store, and they decided to visit a local grocery store after the daughter’s grandmother told them the store was closed.
The grandmother told the family that the store would close at 11:30 p.m. and they had to stop to buy gas.
The mother called the store, but they said they were going to stay until 11:15 p.d.
The store was closing at 11 p.l.
They were told by store employees that they could go in but would not be allowed back out until 11 p,m., so they left.
They left and went back to the store when the store closed at 1:30 a.m., the attorney said.
The girl told the store employees to stop harassing her, so the mother called her grandmother.
The woman told the grandmother that the girl was on her way home, and she did not want to go home until the girl reached her house, according, to the statement.
The Henskins said that the grandmother did not respond to their calls for comment, so they contacted the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
The organization confirmed to the Associated Press that the family is part of the group, and said it would investigate the incident.
The group has contacted the family to offer support and counseling.
Henson said that, after the family called the group and reported the incident, the family received an outpouring of support and has since been contacted by several families, many of whom have made donations.
The AP was unable to contact the mother.
The ad featured a smiling, smiling woman holding up a sign saying “Thank you for being a friend.”
A message saying “Help me get home,” also appeared.
The father, who is a retired Air Force veteran, said he believes the ad helped the girl.
The parents said the mother is not a police officer, so her job is to stay home with the girl, not to enforce traffic laws, the lawyer said.
“She’s not going to do anything unless she has to.
The only thing she’s going to be doing is to protect her daughter,” the lawyer told the AP.
“It was her daughter that was the aggressor.”
The family’s attorney said he did not know why the ad was displayed, but said it may have been to help the girl and her parents.
“I think it’s the best thing that could have happened to this child,” he said.
A GameStop spokesman said the company is “disappointed and concerned” by the incident and would be conducting an internal investigation.
The company is committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment for all our customers and is taking appropriate steps to address this matter, the spokesman said.
GameStop has no plans to change its policies regarding its ad inventory, he said in an email.
GameSpot is part-owned by Electronic Arts Inc., a unit of Electronic Arts parent EA.
Electronic Arts has been under scrutiny for years for not doing enough to protect children from sexual abuse and abuse by employees, but it has been criticized by the public and lawmakers for allowing the practice to continue unchecked.
In recent years, the company has come under fire for allowing some employees to sexually abuse children.
In February, a federal grand jury in California issued an indictment against five former employees who worked at the company, and a separate federal grand juror indicted three former employees in Texas.
The indictment was announced the day after former Electronic Arts employee Shawn Ray Taylor was indicted on child abuse charges in that state.
A federal grand jury is scheduled for Oct. 16.
Game Stop declined to comment.
Hennesley did not say how much the family paid for the ad.