Give for Freedom

Running With Her Fingers


We love getting to share the stories of people who have taken the issue of sex trafficking on as their own, personal mission.  It’s these people who make an active, tangible difference for the cause and stem the tide of trafficking.  And one of the greatest such friends of Eye Heart World is Sister Celine Goessl.

For years Sister Celine has done amazing work in Wisconsin raising awareness about the reality of trafficking.  When we first met Sister Celine a couple of years ago she said “I came out of retirement for the second time to step into this mission…”  Her passion and drive to fight trafficking are an inspiration!  She has educated thousands of people and been an amazing advocate for our work at Eye Heart World.

A few weeks back we sent an email to everyone to let them know about the Run For Home campaign.  It was an invitation for people to take the entire month of May to run a full 26.2 mile marathon to raise awareness and money to open The Rose Home - our aftercare home that’s opening this summer.  A couple of days later, we got a call from Sister Celine and what she said blew us away.

She said, “I don’t think I can run 26 miles, but I can run with my fingers. I’m sending an email to some people and hoping to raise about $1,000 for the run…”

A couple of weeks later we got a letter in the mail and sure enough, inside there was a check for $1,000 for the Run For Home campaign. How cool is that?!

It’s so inspiring to see how people take what they have in their hands - their energy, influence, voice, and resources - and use it to make a tangible difference in someone’s life. 

Thank you, Sister Celine, for being such a vital part of the fight against trafficking and for all that you do for Eye Heart World and the Green Bay community!