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Help Melissa Sides escape from an abusive relationship

Organized by: Paul Muller Sr.

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Update from Melissa...
May 07, 2016

For all that have donated, thank you so much.   The Bible says:  “Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because See More

THE STORY:

Melissa needs a new start. Melissa needs money for an apartment (first, last, security), utility deposits, money for car insurance, furnishings, dishes, and money to live on until she gets on her feet. She can possibly make a living re-starting her Etsy business but needs money for inventory. Melissa is always the person who gives and gives and never asks for anything in return. She needs our help. Please give what you can. It’s hard to admit that you are in an abusive relationship and it is even harder to escape from one. Melissa needs your financial help. This past week she was beat over and over again and again. The MIR and x-rays showed several broken ribs, a fractured tail bone, contusions and abrasions of her face and she was kicked repeatable which caused her stomach lining to tear. Her abuser was arrested but he will most likely make bail in the next few days. Melissa thought she met the man of her dreams… They laughed together, dreamt about their future together, she thought, “I have met my soul mate”. Shortly after the relationship started the beatings began. Each time she would make an excuse for him hitting her; he didn’t mean to hit me so hard, he drank a little more than he should have, he said it will never happen again, he’s a great guy when he is not drinking… The beating became a regular event. In the past year Melissa had her nose broken three times by her abuser and her sunglasses were not worn to keep out the sun they were used to hide her black eyes from the beatings. A day or so after each beating she would get what seemed like a sincere apology and thought, I will give him one more chance. Like most abusers he controlled every aspect of her life, the money, the car, isolating her from her friends and eventually he moved her into the woods miles away from the nearest neighbor. Even when she thought she had the courage to leave she would come to the realization that she had no money and no place to go. This week she was beaten within an inch of her life and as he was beating her he was telling her how he was going to kill her and even where he was going to dump her body. If you have questions you can call Deborah Muller (her mom) at 605-877-6067

$2,460

 

26% Raised of $9,500 Goal

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  • Paul Muller Sr.

    $400

  • Sannie Mason

    $250

  • Michelle Garrison

    $40

  • Jill Graham

     

  • Heather

    $25

  • Dawn *

    $10

  • Brandy Massie & Jason Ray

    $100

  • Shaye Kennen

    $50

  • Marcus and Jenn - Friends of Sannie

    $50

  • Rachel Johnson

    $50

  • Jack Cupp

    $25

  • Paula Fontenot

    $10

  • Jessica Wilson

     

  • Cori Dittner

    $250

  • Lefler family

    $100

  • Maria R and Kevin

    $250

  • Sue Curry

     

  • Quinn hebert

    $25

  • Sabrina & Steve

     

  • Christy and Stuart Gough

    $100

  • Jamie Caldwell

    $50

  • Erica Caldwell

     

  • Nicole Keef

     

  • Sonya

    $100

  • Violet Detto Scott

    $50

  • Debbie, Alvin & Tori

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Goddard Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

It's not much but I sure hope this helps girl!!! Way to be strong!!! You have a ton of love and support even with people you'd never expect ð 1 year ago

The Goddard Family

The Goddard Family

DONATION: $100

Dan, Beth, Christopher, Jonathan, and Andrew 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Debbie, Alvin & Tori

Debbie, Alvin & Tori

DONATION: $100

Sending so much love to you Melissa. Praying that you continue to heal both physically and emotionally during this heartbreaking time. Stay strong. 1 year ago

Violet Detto Scott

Violet Detto Scott

DONATION: $50

May God be with you in your endeavors 1 year ago

Sonya

Sonya

DONATION: $100

I know this blondie can do anything she puts her mind too.. cheers to a better place to be in! 1 year ago

Nicole Keef

Nicole Keef

Love you Liss . Praying for you and anything you need I am here â 1 year ago

Erica Caldwell

Erica Caldwell

I pray that the Lord raises you up. Melissa you are a beautiful, sweet, and incredibly strong soul. Xoxoxo 1 year ago

Jamie Caldwell

Jamie Caldwell

DONATION: $50

Melissa I am so sorry you have been living such a nightmare! It truly breaks my heart. You are such a beautiful person inside & out... my family is praying for you! XOXO 1 year ago

Christy and Stuart Gough

Christy and Stuart Gough

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

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