Julia Harriott I was first exposed to the daunting reality of the use of children in combat when I was 8 years old. I was doing research for a project and came across a boy that was no older than I was, holding a humongous gun. Even though he held the gun firmly, his eyes were truly broken. I never forgot that look. I never forgot his eyes. Now that I am a teenager, I want to raise funds to put an end to this truly cruel act. I hope that the funds I raise will truly help to put an end to children being used as soldiers, and also aid them in transitioning back into a peaceful society. Julia Harriott