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Beth Holloway spreading message of hope in Findlay

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FINDLAY, OH (Toledo News Now) - Beth Holloway visited Findlay Monday to speak about domestic violence. Holloway was the featured speaker at an annual event for the Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Services Organization.

Holloway's daughter, Natalie disappeared from a senior trip while in Aruba back in 2005. Holloway travels the country sharing safety tips and the message of hope.

"What I've recognized, that was the most important, is how we embrace the signs of hope. They're there for all of us to seize, whatever needs, whatever our needs are at that particular moment. But I think it's up to us as the victims in order to reach out and embrace those signs of hope and realize that they're helping us through this devastating journey," said Holloway.

One week after a young mother and her three-year-old son were shot and killed in an act of domestic violence, the family of the victims is in the coping phase. Community members of Lake Township can help each other move forward.

"To be able to unite and unite on that child's behalf, unite on that family's behalf. That means, whether it is sending an encouraging card or letter to the family, you know, just stopping them on the street if they see them passing by, just taking the time to recognize what they've been through and to share with them that their thoughts and prayers are with them. It goes a long way, I know it sounds simple, but something that simple can make a big difference," said Holloway.

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