Not only are my girls and I trying to start over, we are trying to start over in a safe and protected manner away from my abusive ex. Please, if you could, 'LIKE' and/or 'TWEET' this page by using the Indiegogo share tools directly above, a simple click is all it takes. I realize this may not sound like much help to some but, for us, it could mean reclaiming our lives and getting us back on the road to safety and freedom once again.
It's a long story and confusing as heck so I don't really know where to start but here goes all the same:
My husband of 23 years had an affair a few months ago and decided that he would rather pursue his relationship with another woman than remain a married man [and father] so he left me and our two daughters to fulfill his own selfish desires. When he left, he took pretty much everything we worked hard for and built-up together over the years leaving me and our girls with virtually nothing to survive on (and when I say he took everything, I literally do mean everything); he drained our bank account, took our only vehicle and, behind-my-back, transferred ownership of our house over to his parents and had them sale it (yep, he had his parents sale OUR home without my even being aware of it beforehand) in hopes this would prevent me from getting any entitlement to it. In one way, his plan worked, as I am now having to fight for my legal share of the house through the court system and I will not receive any entitlement owed to me until, and unless, I actually win my case and this could take months, or even years, to happen. Today, with thanks to my ex being so incredibly greedy and unjust, I am struggling like mad to make ends meet and am sinking further into debt by the day because, of course, I no longer have the means to keep caught up with everything since 'Mr. Greedy' has taken all he possibly could take from me that would have helped me with day-to-day provisions. Well, except for the bills we acquired together, I should say, because those he most certainly was "kind enough" to stick me with to take care of all by my lonesome.
So, here I am, I have now gone from being a homeowner with top-notch credit to someone facing homelessness with no credit at all (the house held my credentials until my ex fraudulently transferred ownership of it over into his parents' names which, in turn, wiped my credit history clean) and I have no other option but to start all over again. However, starting over is easier-said-than-done and most especially when you have been left with nothing to even start over with while, at the same time, trying to do it all without your abuser doing everything he can to assure your failure. This is one thing abusers do, if their abuse did not kill you during the relationship they continue to try and destroy you after the relationship ends and they will not quit until they have succeeded (and if you keep your eyes open on my updates, you will soon see what I mean by this because I will be sharing "particulars" during the course of my campaign in hopes of making it easier for all to understand how an abuser's mind works and what makes it so difficult for a victim of abuse to truly escape the clutches of an abuser). Family and friends have already helped out as much as they can (bless their hearts!) but there is simply no way they can afford to help out anymore. Therefore, I am turning to all of you wonderful folks here at Indiegogo in hopes of getting the help I need because, without help, there is no feasible way on earth I am going to be able to make it.
What We Need:
Short term financial help (approximately 3 to 5 months worth, I'm guessing) to help us get back on track so that we can start living our lives again. Realistically, I figure we likely need about $5-$6,000 dollars to do this. These funds would be used to cover the cost of the first four months (or so) of a rental unit along with utilities until I can afford to cover these expenses on my own. If I raise any funds above my goal, these will be used towards purchasing things like dishes, towels, blankets, etc (ie: regular household items) and necessities such as groceries so that we will have something to "fill our home" with. Oh, and maybe, if at all possible, a decent bed for myself would be GREAT because this is one thing I do not currently have and because I have severe/painful scoliosis a comfortable place to lay down would really be the-cream-of-the-crop for me.
What you get:
Obviously, I cannot offer any perks of monetary value but I did add some perks that I sincerely hope you will like all the same. Additionally, any contributions that come our way will, of course, be gratefully appreciated and thanked for in return. To say that any help you can offer us, regardless of size, will make a huge difference in helping us start over doesn't even hit the tip of the iceberg because any and all contributions will help us out in ways I can't even begin to explain. And yes, we are real people in legitimate need and I will gladly offer assurance of this upon request (you are also more than welcome to speak directly with my lawyer, if you would like, and he can confirm for you all the details of our story and its legitimacy, etc).
Well, I hope I shared enough but, if not, please feel free to ask me anything you would like and I will do my very best to answer.
Thank you so much, everyone!
Other Ways You Can Help
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