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Saving Ben (legal costs)

Organized by: Russ Opland

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THE STORY:

Ben is 5. His mom and dad weren't married, and his dad lived permanently in the USA when Ben was conceived. His mom lives permanently in South Africa. Ben's dad moved there, so Ben could have his dad in his life. Ben's mom wished to reunite with her ex-husband, and raise Ben with him, so she engaged in an escalating campaign to get rid of Ben's dad. Ultimately, she sexually abused Ben (proven by forensic psychological investigation), and then tried to frame Ben's dad for it.

This fundraiser is to pay for a legal team to represent Ben's dad in the High Court, as all his funds have been exhausted in fighting Ben's prior legal battles. If the Court ultimately awards costs to Ben's dad, your donations will be repaid to the greatest extent possible. Deepest appreciation to you.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,430

 

1% Raised of $100,000 Goal

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  • The Shiobaras

     

  • Brett Dolnick

    $50

  • Chris Young

     

  • Jason Knight

    $50

  • Minou

     

  • Chad Jennings

    $100

  • Charlotte and Harry Turner

    $100

  • Cynthia Barmor

     

  • Debbie Nassif

    $100

  • Fred W.

    $50

  • Jordan Hoffner

    $500

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Russ Opland

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Donor Comments

Jordan Hoffner

Jordan Hoffner

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Fred W.

Fred W.

DONATION: $50

Wish you all the best, Russ. 2 years ago

Debbie Nassif

Debbie Nassif

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Cynthia Barmor

Cynthia Barmor

May you always provide your precious son with the cocoon of love and support he so dearly needs. I wish you both fortitude and faith in the years ahead. Much love 3 years ago

Charlotte and Harry Turner

Charlotte and Harry Turner

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Chad Jennings

Chad Jennings

DONATION: $100

Russ, I've tracked your progress through this entire fight and I'm blown away with your persistence and your dedication to your boy. We have known each other for more than 20 years. You are an upstanding man and I'm proud to help you and Ben. I wish I could do more right now. Chad 3 years ago

Minou

Minou

3 years ago

Jason Knight

Jason Knight

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Chris Young

Chris Young

3 years ago

Brett Dolnick

Brett Dolnick

DONATION: $50

Russ, I'm so sorry for what you're going through but glad you are getting to spend time with Ben. 3 years ago

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