Tammie Coppinger’s powerful sense of integrity and social justice have served her well over the years. She courageously serves as an attorney for the Ninth Circuit Public Defender’s Office in Charleston, South Carolina. Tammie’s ability to arouse and inspire others has impacted me and I trust that this will continue to help her achieve success and help many troubled youths. Her connection to the Crying Girl is personal. Recently, I had an emotional connection with Tammie about our past and it was healing. Without even realizing it, she provided me with encouragement and courage to share my story. I thank Tammie for inviting me to meet with her “kids.” It would be an honor to reconnect and collaborate on a project. For the unselfish ways you give of yourself to so many, you are LOVED Tammie Coppinger!