by Paula Neal Mooney
A little while ago I blogged about the sad condition of actress Maia Campbell in the post called Maia Campbell Internet Video Shows a Sad Display of a World Gone Wrong.
Readers responded with open hearts -- wanting to desperately help the beautiful Maia.
She has gone from a working TV actress to a woman famous now for a sick internet video that many presume was only created in exchange for drugs.
One reader recently took this new picture of Maia Campbell and has written me pleading email messages titled: "Please help Maia..."
"Maia is in Philly right now having sex for drugs... please help her," the reader wrote.
"Can she be arrested?" I wrote back.
I thought of what Bebe Moore Campbell, Maia's deceased mother -- whose Spirit I hear crying out like only a mother's can right now for her daughter -- might have done, getting clues from the title of her last novel, 72 Hour Hold .
"I tried calling the cops today. They came but did nothing. She is still there at the house..."
So the Philadelphia police have apparently done nothing.
I believe if Maia's predicament gets national attention, they will do more. Here's what we can do:
- Pray and fast. As soon as you read this, please pray in Jesus' Name with me that the demons of drug abuse dogging Maia Campbell are immediately bound and that Maia be brought to a safe place to heal.
- Blog about her. Spread the word about Maia's state of being and the police's lack of follow-through. Email this post to people, blog about her on your own site if you desire. Let's go viral for Maia in a good way...
- Contact the media. Email or call any and every media outlet you know of to bring attention to Maia Campbell's story. I'm going to email reporters I know, and contact TV shows and producers and any and everybody till Maia gets help.
Your Blues Ain't Like Mine, wrote Maia's mother -- and I can hear that sadness and pleading calling. Let's do what we can. There is still hope for her baby girl in Christ.
Today former crack-addict Rick Kirkham will be featured on Oprah, along with new drug treatments that may be effective.
Rick has gone from a cocaine-addicted person to one that has been clean and sober now nearly a decade.
Rick emailed me recently, saying he's working again in Dallas.
God how in my heart of hearts do I pray the same for Maia. The Lord can bring her out of this. Let's all try to help her, please...