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Prop 57: Its Potential Adverse Impact

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from one of my mentors, Marcella Leach, Mother of Marsy Nicholas and Co-founder of Justice for Homicide Victims (JHV), it is this: keeping the scales of justice balanced is a never-ending, on-going battle because political whims run in cycles.

Many voters are probably not aware that the passage of Prop. […]

By |November 18th, 2016|Passion for Hope, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What’s Your Favorite Burger?

A lot of people say In-N-Out Burgers are the best. Old-fashioned American burgers … quality food … simple menu. I’ll go along with the last three points. Others say Fatburgers are the best. And a lot of people say McDonalds has the best fries.

But growing up in a small town in Illinois, I have fond […]

By |November 15th, 2016|Passion for Hope, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are Your Bags Packed & Ready To Go?

I can’t tell you how many people have come up to me this past year and said, “I swear, if Hillary wins, – or if Trump wins, – I’m packing up and moving to Canada.” Some said Europe. One lady told me Costa Rica. Another said Uruguay. One middle aged man told me he was […]

By |November 8th, 2016|Passion for Hope, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Please Vote NO on Prop 57

This is a public safety issue; plain and simple.

What Governor Brown and the State of California would like to do, is release hundreds – if not thousands – of convicted violent criminals back onto our streets …and into our neighborhoods.

As someone who’s been victimized and is a survivor of a violent crime I urge you […]

By |October 29th, 2016|Passion for Hope, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Made Man Makes Good

Life is full of little surprises.

And a gentleman I met at a recent convention in Lake Tahoe certainly fits into that category.

His name is Michael Franzese. He was a former mobster with the Colombo crime family of New York. He was a high ranking member – a Captain or caporegime as they call it with […]

By |October 25th, 2016|Passion for Hope, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Suicide: My Personal Conversation

National Suicide Prevention Week: September 5th – 11th
September: Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Suicide rates are on the rise in our communities and in our country. Sadly, teen suicides are way up within that group.

Some will cry out for help before committing their deeds, others won’t. Usually, when individuals reach that point, they are in a deep […]

By |September 8th, 2016|Passion for Hope, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Letter from Patricia Wenskunas – Founder/CEO, Crime Survivors

I feel like I’ve been stabbed in the heart … and drained of my inner soul. And for the life of me, I don’t understand why? Or how anyone could stoop so low and do this? I just cannot understand it and truthfully, it has affected me to the core.

Corporate identity theft is a shameless […]

By |August 9th, 2016|Passion for Hope, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cruise Control

Wow … is all I can say!

We packed in a whole bunch of stuff on our nine-day Alaskan cruise-vacation. I am so thankful that I was able – I dare say forced – to take this vacation, and, bring my son with me. So nice to get away… and spend some additional quality time with […]

By |July 16th, 2016|Passion for Hope, Uncategorized|0 Comments

I sure do ♥ me some sweets,,, but I ♥ giving and helping more…

My Birthday Wish!!!
I sure do ♥ me some sweets,,, but I ♥ giving and helping more…

Instead of any gifts, I’m asking my friends and family (and now you!) to give a tax deductible donation to www.crimesurvivors.org in my name.

God bless, thank you for being part of my birthday wish coming true.

Happy Birthday to Me…..
Patricia “PW” […]

By |June 23rd, 2016|Passion for Hope, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bitch: Own it and Spell it with a Capital B

I had an interesting conversation with a friend of mine who told me, “Patricia, you spend way too much time worrying whether you come off as bitch or not.” He went on, “Just own it and spell it with a capital B.”

He did make some valid points.

He asked if I ever noticed how in Corporate […]

By |June 14th, 2016|Passion for Hope, Uncategorized|0 Comments