Book aims to help children avoid abduction

Published on Thu, Nov 18, 2010 by By Tara Nelson

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A former Blaine resident has published a children’s book to help youth avoid being abducted.

Donna Ellyson, a 1989 Blaine high school graduate and Taekwondo instructor recently published “I’m Not Missing,” after a 2005 news story about a girl who went missing on her way to school.

Unfortunately, the story ended in tragedy and the abductor was never caught, inspiring Ellyson to write the book. Blaine resident Geanna Davis illustrated the book.

In 30 easy-to-read pages, Ellyson tells the fictional story of a girl who comes face-to-face with a child abductor and escapes unharmed. All proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit Ellyson’s free safety program “Fight, Yell, Run and Tell,” which teaches children and parents what to do if the child confronts a kidnapper. 

Ellyson is a certified fitness instructor and Taekwondo teacher at Lee’s Martial Arts in Puyallup. She earned her associate’s degree in occupational studies (AOS) degree from Pinnacle Career Institute in Kansas City, Missouri.

“I’m Not Missing” is available for $15.95 on her website, www.fightyellrunandtell.com.