Lloyd Fox, Baltimore Sun
December 25, 2012
The death of Yeardley Love nearly three years ago was a tragedy, both because of the loss of an accomplished young woman on the verge of adulthood and because the warning signs that she was in danger from dating violence went unheeded. Her killer, on again-off again boyfriend George Huguely V, was sentenced in August to 23 years in prison, and since then her mother, Sharon Love, has become a vocal advocate in the fight against dating violence and domestic abuse. She has shifted the focus of the One Love Foundation from its initial purpose -- supporting lacrosse and other activities Yeardley Love enjoyed -- to raising awareness of the kind of violence that took her daughter's life. Working with Johns Hopkins nursing professor and domestic violence expert Jacquelyn Campbell, Ms. Love helped produce a public service announcement (YouTube.com/JoinOneLove) and an app that helps potential victims assess the threat of relationship violence.