That’s not surprising since Cory is a well-known technology and digital rights activist.
Additionally, as Worldreader becomes an important intermediary between readers, authors, publishers, device manufacturers, and governments in developing nations, a more public dialog on the topic seems warranted.
The first text message Brianna sent to a Boys Town National Hotline® Crisis Counselor said she had cut herself as part of a suicide attempt.
The next time Brianna texted the Hotline, she thanked the counselor and Boys Town for saving her life.
The trained Crisis Counselor who received the text via the Hotline’s computer system responded by trying to call Brianna at the number the teen had provided. The counselor then quickly called the local police, who determined where Brianna lived and went to her home.
Jarrett Parker is a 26 year-old outfielder from Fort Beloir, VA.
He was drafted by the Giants in the 2nd round of the 2010 June Amateur Draft out of the University of Virginia.
Here’s a brief overview of the interview, which has been edited for length.
On one hand, I didn’t have to do anything particularly special to get involved.