DALLAS -- It may sound unlikely to some, but sex slavery is real. Currently, there are 27 million children looking for a hero to save them. One of those heroes is Erica Greve. She's the founder of Unlikely Heroes, an organization dedicated to building safe homes, providing education, and most importantly freedom to victims.
"I met a little girl when I was working at a Children's Hospital. She came in from Oakland, California where she had been sold on the streets in the United States for sex," Greve told NewsFix. "At the time there were no homes that existed for kids."
Greve isn't alone on this mission. Thanks to the annual U Hero Gala and celebrity support team, she's been able to raise money and awareness. For the fourth year, the special night was held in Dallas.
NewsFix caught up with comedian and actor Anjelah Johnson who was the event host.
"We're not only raising money to help save more women and children and boys out of sex slavery but we're getting the word out," Johnson added.
Former Dallas Cowboy Kenyon Coleman and his wife play a big part in the foundation. They have taken in victims and help provide them with love and care.
"A lot of people when they think about human sex trafficking they think it's over there. They think it's in another country. It's literally in our backyard," Coleman explained.
U Hero advocate and singer Jordin Sparks lit up the stage, serenading the crowd with her song "One Step At A Time."
"Why would someone not want to lend their voice to and anywhere that I can lend my voice, literally and figuratively, I will," Sparks told NewsFix.
Fighting for your own freedom is one thing but fighting for someone else is heroic!