Abuse victim’s actions admirable

To the editor:

In reference to the Aug. 17 Independent story, “A Message of Hope,” some people are wounded, crawl into a shell and focus strictly on themselves. Others are wounded, work hard to recover and focus largely on helping others. We in SNAP (Support Network for those Abused by Priests) are grateful that Bob Schwiderski is able to do the latter.

His relentless drive to make sure that no child sex abuse victim ever suffers alone is truly admirable.

David Clohessy

Executive director, SNAP

St. Louis, Mo.