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Smoke, Chipmunk, Mystic and Shark are called upon by the court system to help a child who has been abused. Smoke, Chipmunk, Mystic and Shark are called upon by the court system to help a child who has been abused.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

From the outside they look a little intimidating, but get to know these cast of characters and you will see a different side. 

They call themselves Guardians of the Children. Their mission: Help those who cannot help themselves.

Many of the members have personal reasons for joining the cause.
 
"As a parent I would be devastated if anything happened to my two girls so that's why I do it."

"I lost a child, and I like to work to not let anybody else have the feeling that that brings to you."

Smoke, Chipmunk, Mystic and Shark as they are affectionately known…  are called upon by the court system to help a child who has been abused.

Each has hours of training. Smoke is a licensed therapist.

"We let them know we are here for you. Nobody is ever going to hurt you again and we do whatever it takes."

The reward each receives is when they see positive change in an abused child. 

"You watch a child go from hiding in a corner to speaking out and flourishing and just becoming the person they are meant to be."

They still keep in touch with the nearly 100 kids they've helped... speaking of one child who is now a teenager. 

"She is just an amazing young lady know.  She's social, she's bright She's participating in science things."

Unafraid and empowered-- it's what they hope to give the victimized family. After all, you only get once chance to be a child.

"Children are our future."
 

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