Six months ago Prosper Ortega was a happy 23-year-old bride with a baby
on the way and a new husband. He appeared handsome and charming, but
that all changed in an instant. Today she lies in ICU after being beaten
by her husband for 4 days and left to die. In addition to repeatedly
beating her, her tormentor poured water in her ears, tried to poke her
eyes out, broke her ribs amd jaw, and attempted to tear out her teeth,
shredding the roof of her mouth in the process. All while her beautiful
2 week old baby boy Ari was right there helpless to do anything but
listen to his mother's screams.
She broke a window to run away
but he caught her so he tied her to the bed and cut off all her hair. He
drugged her, raped her, stabbed her and bashed her head with a bottle
then he strangled her to near death. If her mother hadn't arrived when
she did and fought him tooth and nail to get to her, Prosper would be
dead as her lungs were collapsing as she was put on the ambulance.
doctors are uncertain about the condition of her eyes or if she will
ever be able to see her baby again. It will require extensive medical
procedures plus months of both physical and mental therapy to even begin
for her to rebuild her life. At the same time, her baby will have to
be cared for by others, instead of his mother.
whenever she wakes, not understanding why he did this to her and she
cries for her baby Ari wondering when she will be able to touch him, and
if she will ever be able to see him again.
Prosper and her baby
need as much support as possible. Her and her mother's friends are
rallying as much as possible but the expenses are immense and the
journey is long.
Please help Prosper and Ari. No one deserves
this. As horrible as these photos are, domestic abuse has to be exposed
in order to ever stop it. While there are horrible photos of Prosper, I
know how hard they are too look at, so I chose one that I felt showed
how defenseless she was against her tormentor without being too
Thank you for supporting a mother and child, they've never needed you more.