I am a concerned grandmother who has flown across the country to aid my daughter and her six children at a time of deep distress. I recently came to learn that my daughter has been sexually and emotionally abused over the last 14 years of marriage. Her modesty and continued threats from her x-husband did not allow for this information to come forward earlier. She is currently expecting another child; a child conceived by rape. At this juncture the children are seeing a professional therapist. This therapist also believes that the eldest of my grand-daughters who is 12, has also been sexually abused by her father.
We are currently seeking financial funding in order to support legal representation, and to fund a move that would enable my daughter and her children to move to safety and begin a new life. At this time my daughter is in fear for her life.
My daughter has not been a working mother and there are no resources available for her to draw from. In spite of this, she has already managed to extract herself and the children from this situation. This is a time where it will take great courgage and strength to move forward. However the alternative to remain in this current family structure is unthinkable. Any financial assistance would be considered not only a gift, but a life saver.
In humble gratitude
A concerned grandmother.