For the Benefit of Survivor Hope
Organized by: Lindy Keiser
Hello, I am Lindy. I am a Special Supplemental Needs Advocate for a dear friend; a female survivor of a serial rapist/stalker. She wants to remain nameless at this time due to the nature her story. Our story begins and ends with asking for your financial contribution to her crowd funding site.
May the gift giving bring hope; new beginnings in this journey back regaining hope; health and trust.
My friend will be called Survivor of Hope; she suffers from PTSD among other health issues .. She was stalked, assaulted, raped by a serial rapist/stalker who traumatized an entire city for several years and he reportedly assaulted over 90 families and in the end shot himself with his gun before his capture; killing himself. He was a contractor / electrician that was released from prison months earlier; he was an addict. He worked in the area of her apartment complex watching her. One afternoon in daylight he walked into her home while she was bringing things in from her car. Masked with a gun he raped, beat, strangled and threatened her to return, leaving her with a broken nose, broken jaw and emotional issues. This was reported to police, but not processed nor was any compensation from this case received. After time the memories were not suppressible and she lost her job. Since then she has been working on healing and still suffers PTSD, fear of people, leaving her home and being in her home. This trauma and fear caused the memory of her multiple childhood assaults to surface. Combined with these events and ugly memories she also struggles with auto immune health issues. Over time much healing has come.
Hope is facing what has happened and is working through memories, emotions, traumas, and her losses. Now the structural damage and medical procedures are her next step. At this time we are in need of the financial help in order to proceed with the necessary medical procedures and her ongoing treatment with her TMJ specialist.
I am appealing to Crowd rising in Hope of bringing Survivor of Hope a way to meet some of her immediate and ongoing needs. I am asking you to bring hope and any contributions. Thank you for your considerations in giving.
Some of our hopes wishes for her financial needs:
- PTSD Trauma Psychological specialist with PHD
- Ongoing treatments for TMJ dental / jaw she is an established patient with specialists.
- The airfare and travel expenses to the specialists several times a year or longer stays during surgery.
- Possible surgeries in the next phase of her treatment.
- Medical needs and maintaining two homes while treatments out of state and family.
- Auto repair of old vehicle / or possible new vehicle.
- A special needs tutor for Dyslexia and learnering disabilites .
- Dyslexia friendly newer computer with dyslexia friendly technology
- Reenter a small college with tutors or special needs helps for adults.
P.S. from the patient, Survivor Hope
Just a few surreal thoughts in the processing she wanted to share: This CT Scan is me without skin and was taken in 2014. This is from the TMJ side of the healing and shows the Mandible fracture. I think it makes a point, I think it is a cool look for me, very surreal and futuristic although it may not be the glamour photo for the cover of Vogue or Victoria Secret. What if we saw everyone's hurts and injuries with x-ray vision on this level. Would we care more; would we be more sympathetic; would we share our stories on this web site; would we pour out all our vulnerabilities on line to people whom might not care? Or would we even be more empathetic, more compassionate, better listeners or love someone without the vanity of skin in their pain?