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Marti married young, entering an evangelical cult at the same time, and spent 25 years as a stay-at-home mother, subsuming her own opinions for the sake of a husband who did not allow her to have her own freedoms. Eventually, Marti left the cult and began working to gain some independence. Recently, Marti went back to school and learned medical coding, an education that will allow her to get a job in the medical field. However, because of quarantine, she continued to remain at home until deciding to leave her husband.
At this time, Marti needs funds to obtain a car, an apartment, and the ability to pay for travel to the big city for work. She spends a lot on gas so that she can visit her children from her current home base at her parents' house. She is job hunting feverishly and has hopes that an independent life will be possible for her soon.
Thanks so much to everyone! Campaign endUpdate posted by Martienne Witsberger at 11:34 am
The time to close this campaign has come. I received my first paycheck, which was a half paycheck, on the 20th of July. I will get my first full paycheck on the 5th of August. I've been scraping by, and will continue to do so until my first full paycheck,
Car!Update posted by Martienne Witsberger at 04:12 pm
Thanks to my dad, I now have a 2010 Nissan Rogue to get around in.I am to pay him back, but as of now anything that gets donated will go to move-in costs. I'm looking at 3 apartments this evening and we'll see if I like anyone enough to be
Car pending + place to liveUpdate posted by Martienne Witsberger at 01:05 pm
The next step in this process will be getting a car. After junking my old van and getting a recent donation to the fundraiser, I've been able to tell my dad I can contribute $500 at this time for a vehicle. He's said he'll front me another $5000 on top. . . . .
I got hired!Update posted by Martienne Witsberger at 02:44 pm
After having 8 interviews, I have finally obtained a job. This was the biggest and hardest step for me in this process, and now I can look at finding a place to live and also hopefully work on obtaining a car. I have had to spend some of your donations. . . . .
Amazon WishlistUpdate posted by Martienne Witsberger at 08:53 pm
Just a quick note that I made an Amazon wishlist for anyone who feels more comfortable donating by selecting from the list and purchasing something I will need. I already have the following (mainly from being a bit of a packrat over the years):queen-size bed framequeen-size mattressbedside tablelampscouchTVdinette tablechairsbookshelvesdeskoffice chairset
HusbandUpdate posted by Martienne Witsberger at 08:40 pm
My ex and I talked and cried for an hour this morning. It ended up that he couldn't go into work because he was too upset, and had started spiraling, so he called and asked me to pick him up. Turns out that he was upset about my wording on. . . . .
So grateful!Update posted by Martienne Witsberger at 01:09 pm
The beginning of this campaign has been much more successful than I anticipated and I thank you all for helping me in this endeavor in starting my life anew. In the last couple of days, I have: created a new checking account at a bank where my husband will not. . . . .
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