Remember the victim in the Steubenville rape case? The one who got abused the night of the rape, and has been getting more abuse, death threats, and God knows what else thrown at her ever since? Right, that rape victim.

She’ll be needing medical care, counseling, security to protect her from the rape freaks who want to kill her, all kinds of help for years to come. Expensive help, and the kid isn’t from a rich area. So some decent people in the world (yes, there are a few) decided to set up a fund to help her family cope with the bills. A nice gesture, you’ll agree.

But the girl said “no, thank you”. She asks that you send donations to the Madden House, which treats sexual assault victims: .

Got it? She could have taken the money, and no one more deservedly so. But she thinks others need it more than her. That, people, is class.

Candy Crowley didn’t make that gesture. The Rape Crew didn’t. Sheriff Abdalla, the football coach, the parents and the kids in town that watched her get raped and have since called her everything in the book, everyone who actually shares some of the blame for what happened, NONE OF THEM have shown Ounce One of generosity, kindness, compassion, or just general human goodness. Only Jane Doe has done that.

She, unlike the rest of the cast of characters in this tragedy, has reminded us of what we are supposed to be, how we are supposed to treat each other, and what God (call Him what you like, if anything) has charged us to be.

Jane Doe is what class looks like. Bless her.

Mr. B & C

P.S: another funding suggestion from the Does- The Sexual Assault Help Center, 112 Braddock Street, Fairmont, WV 26554. Make checks out to WVFRIS.