My name is Camillia, and those who know me well understand how hard it is for me ask for help, especially financial help. But I find myself in desperate need of funds to employ the services of a family law specialist to obtain a passport for my 8 year old son, and permission to take him to visit Billings, Montana, in the USA. We currently live in a small town in rural Victoria, Australia. I need to be in Billings this year, as I am named, along with a sibling, as a plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against a prominent religious organisation for retrospective childhood abuses. The abuse I suffered as a child through this organisation has affected my life in so many ways, that I have struggled to understand and overcome. To be able to stand up and tell my story in evidence will give me an invaluable measure of peace and justice, and ultimately, closure.
Although attending the class action is the driving force behind my need to get back to the US this year, I have an equally important desire to reunite with my family, whom I've been away from for 30 years, and to meet my "new" brother, Randy, whom we only discovered was our sibling in 2019. I want my son and daughter to know their mother's family and heritage. The isolation brought about by the pandemic has highlighted how important the support of a loving family truly is, and without the aid of a family law specialist, I will be unable to travel.
I fully intend, in time, to repay every donation given.
My sincere thanks, forever in gratitude,