On April 15, 2009, thousands gathered around the world to abduct themselves for the abducted at a 100-city, ten-country awareness event: The Rescue. The goal: To demand attention for the plight of children abducted and forced to fight as soldiers in the LRA by getting political and cultural figures to make a public statement on behalf of these child soldiers. In 99 of the 100 cities worldwide, a "Rescuer" answered their call. But for six days, more than 500 participants held strong in the final city- Chicago- awaiting a "Rescuer" of their own. Reinforcements from across the country, known as "Rescue Riders," assembled upon the city to increase the group's visibility. Their final stand was a daring effort, as these youth asked one of the world's most powerful people to add their influence to the crisis. This is the story of those brave and dedicated individuals. Written by
Invisible Children Inc.