Amiria Grenell might have a love for music and cricket, but there is one thing that she cannot stand and that is gambling. In fact, whenever she can, she will always try to talk people out of gambling due to the destruction that it can cause. A family tragedy is the main reason behind her dislike of gambling.
So What Happened?
When she was a young girl she remembers coming back from school and seeing both her mother and father sobbing uncontrollably in the kitchen. When she asked them what was wrong, she was told to go to her bedroom and wait for her brother to return from school. When he finally got home, her parents had sat them both down in the living room and told them that their uncle Jimmy was dead.
They didn’t tell her all the information at the time, but when they got older, they found out that Jimmy was addicted to gambling and had got himself in a load of debt. He was too embarrassed to ask any of his family members for help, so thought the only way out of his situation was to take his own life.
Amiria’s father was extremely close to his brother, so the fact that Jimmy didn’t feel like he could confide in him hurt him deeply. In fact, he still isn’t quite over it to this very day. Ever since she found out about why her uncle took his own life, she has had a hatred for gambling.
She Visits Schools Across the Country to Share Her Views
Amiria lives a very busy life, but that doesn’t stop her from taking the time to go to different schools around the country and talk to teenage kids about the perils of gambling. She doesn’t know whether any of them pay any attention to what she tells them, but if she can prevent some from never gambling in their lives, she might just have stopped some other families having to go through the pain and turmoil that her family went through. If that is the case, she will consider it time very well spent.
She Has Written an Anti-Gambling Song
She is well aware that kids love music, so she decided to sit down and write an anti-gambling song that she could sing while visiting schools across the country. This song deals with the dangers that can arise from a gambling addiction and the devastation that it can cause to a close-knit family.
If you would like to listen to this song, then you will be able to find it on her YouTube channel. If you haven’t yet, we highly recommend that you subscribe to her channel so you can stay up to date with all of her great work.