The Mimi Strong Fund

$67,310 of $150,000 goal

Raised by 1,020 people in 46 months
Sarah M. Tee
on behalf of Melissa Schuster
 LAKE BLUFF, IL
This woman is a survivor of a brutal attack and assault in her own home. She was sexually assaulted, stabbed, and beaten suffering damage to her face , neck , chest and abdomen with 6 broken bones on her face and over a dozen wounds throughout her body. She has had to undergo countless tests and procedures just in the first 24 hours. She is at a minimum in the hospital for a week . Please donate whatever you can to her, she will be unable to work and has limited finances. We appreciate any help you can give . She is a strong strong women and needs our support during this time.
Our family thanks you!
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Alright , so it's been a little bit since I wrote to you all, but I just delivered my first baby boy!
I just want to say thank you to each and everyone of you on behalf of Mimi. Traditionally, we were raised to give thank you notes to anyone that gave us a gift , thanks to our granny, but it would be thousands in this case! Mimi has said over and over again how thankful she is for each and every person who has donated , written and spoken such sweet things . Our family has been so thankful for you all in your support , words and prayers. We are truly grateful. I will do my best to write to each one of you , but know that we thank you over and over again for your generosity no matter how big or small!
Blessings,
The Paul Schuster and Eric Tee family
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Sarah M. Tee
46 months ago

On behalf of myself and my entire family, I am crying as I write this, we are beyond overwhelmed by your love and support here on this site. We are blown away by your generosity , your love and your sweet thoughts and prayers. Mimi is strong and she is surviving every minute of each day. It's our turn to be strong for her now. She did her part. #mimistrong

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Mary Elizabeth Schuster-Callison
46 months ago

We are so beyond grateful. We are sharing with her just how much she is loved and how absolutely awesome you all have been. This has been a nightmare, but she is one incredibly strong and amazing girl.

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Kathleen Klimes Bauer
46 months ago
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7

The outpouring of love and support is just so overwhelming and I am with Sarah - crying over the generosity here. Our Mimi is going to be stronger than ever!!!

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Sarah M. Tee
46 months ago
5
5

Mimi is beyond grateful for all of your thoughts , donations and kind words. I am so thankful to be her sister and know how brace she is. Our family is stronger than ever , our faith stronger than ever , and we thank each and everyone of you who have given so graciously to our Mimi. Our hearts are rejoicing ! My parents hearts are so blessed. Let's keep fighting this fight for her! We love you all those we know and those we don't! God bless each and every one of you and your families! #mimistrong

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Patty Campbell
46 months ago
3
3

So sorry this happened to you. I know the suspect that has been arrested and he looks nothing like the drawing. Lucky he has been found. He is full of rage. We have issues with him also to deal with. If he is charged with this horrible crime, I want to be there to see him get sentenced. He has never had a stable life, I knew one day this would happen, I thought he would get my daughter many times. I feel safer now, but so very sorry it happened to you. Prayers sent to you and your family.

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Patty Kirin
46 months ago
2
2

Praying for all of you and sending love love love and hugs......

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Toni Orvino Skwarek
46 months ago
2
2

This is truly an amazing family, and it sure shows by all the support from everyone!!!! They are the first to reach out and help others. This family will survive!!!these parents have raised very strong children , especially in their faith

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Derrick Martin
46 months ago
1
1

I want to start by saying my heart goes out to the entire family and I will keep MIMI in my prayers. This is very upsetting to me that something like this can happen in our community and the safety of our community can be in danger. I live in the surrounding area one half mile from the house and my complex is on alert for strangers that seem out of place. I don’t know MIMI but if there is anything I can do at any time please reach out and I will gather support you need. DERRICK MARTIN

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Kyle Mills-Robare
46 months ago
1
1

We could not believe the news when we heard. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. God bless!

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DrDarryl Saffore
46 months ago
1
1

I'm so sorry this happened I'm praying for Mimi particularly for her recovery as well as that the young man who did this would be caught and Mimi and your entire family can receive peace and comfort from God!

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Elizabeth Skarr
46 months ago
1
1

SOO Much Love and support on this page for Mimi!! Keep sharing this page even after you donate to help spread the word as much as possible!! We love you Mimi!! :)

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Sam Hendry
46 months ago
1
1

All I have to say is it is so incredible to see all the love and support Mimi is getting. She is a fighter and we love her so much. God has been so good to this family. Let's keep this going so we can bring justice and catch this guy. I love you Schuster family! :) always and forever!!

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Dolores Sarocco
46 months ago
1
1

I would like to help the family, I can drive where you need to go. I would be happy to feed them Please advise.

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Jacqueline Kay
46 months ago
1
1

May God Bless you, your family and friends-You are so strong and brave. I am praying for you and your family to get through this horrific hell. Remember God is good and he is at your side. The out pouring of love for you is amazing, prayers sent your way always-

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Bonnie Lancaster
46 months ago
1
1

May your recovery be swift & complete. God bless & give you & your family strength & courage.

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Kathy Irvine-Lamana
44 months ago

Thank you so much for the thank you note. Please do not feel the need to write me a thank you note. I come rely understand that you and your filu have plenty to navigate through right now. Please know that all of you, especially Mini, are in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs to all of you!

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Susan Maliga Hennelly
44 months ago

News traveled across the country. I was enraged and saddened to learn of this vicious crime....then awed by Mimi's will to survive and heal...and ultimately win this battle....healing thoughts are being sent across the miles to Mimi and her family...

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Mary Elizabeth Schuster-Callison
44 months ago

For those that have newly donated to my sisters fund THANK YOU! I know my family and I can not thank people enough for how incredibly loving everyone has been. I am just so very grateful to have my sister!

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Su Gould
45 months ago

Her decision to fight saved her life, and probably someone else's, too. Someone that full of rage would have attacked again.

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Jenn Teljyant
46 months ago

Wishing a speedy recovery. This is why the gentle giants cannot be treated like humans.

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Raised by 1,020 people in 46 months
Created August 30, 2015
Sarah M. Tee
on behalf of Melissa Schuster
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$20
Alok Singh
35 months ago
BS
$10
Betsy Speer
42 months ago

Stay strong, Mimi, we love you -the Speer family

$30
Anonymous
43 months ago
JB
$25
Jim Beaupre
44 months ago
DS
$100
David Shields
44 months ago

I hope things are better everyday. God Bless you and your family.

$25
Abraham Jones
44 months ago

Wish you well !! Go Crossfit Paradox!!

ZG
$20
Zac Gilskey
44 months ago

You're in our prayers

MJ
$40
Matt Johnsen
44 months ago
AE
$40
Alicia Erickson
44 months ago

No words. prayers.

$100
Anonymous
44 months ago
Sarah M. Tee
46 months ago

On behalf of myself and my entire family, I am crying as I write this, we are beyond overwhelmed by your love and support here on this site. We are blown away by your generosity , your love and your sweet thoughts and prayers. Mimi is strong and she is surviving every minute of each day. It's our turn to be strong for her now. She did her part. #mimistrong

+ Read More
Mary Elizabeth Schuster-Callison
46 months ago

We are so beyond grateful. We are sharing with her just how much she is loved and how absolutely awesome you all have been. This has been a nightmare, but she is one incredibly strong and amazing girl.

+ Read More
Kathleen Klimes Bauer
46 months ago
7
7

The outpouring of love and support is just so overwhelming and I am with Sarah - crying over the generosity here. Our Mimi is going to be stronger than ever!!!

+ Read More
Sarah M. Tee
46 months ago
5
5

Mimi is beyond grateful for all of your thoughts , donations and kind words. I am so thankful to be her sister and know how brace she is. Our family is stronger than ever , our faith stronger than ever , and we thank each and everyone of you who have given so graciously to our Mimi. Our hearts are rejoicing ! My parents hearts are so blessed. Let's keep fighting this fight for her! We love you all those we know and those we don't! God bless each and every one of you and your families! #mimistrong

+ Read More
Patty Campbell
46 months ago
3
3

So sorry this happened to you. I know the suspect that has been arrested and he looks nothing like the drawing. Lucky he has been found. He is full of rage. We have issues with him also to deal with. If he is charged with this horrible crime, I want to be there to see him get sentenced. He has never had a stable life, I knew one day this would happen, I thought he would get my daughter many times. I feel safer now, but so very sorry it happened to you. Prayers sent to you and your family.

+ Read More
Patty Kirin
46 months ago
2
2

Praying for all of you and sending love love love and hugs......

+ Read More
Toni Orvino Skwarek
46 months ago
2
2

This is truly an amazing family, and it sure shows by all the support from everyone!!!! They are the first to reach out and help others. This family will survive!!!these parents have raised very strong children , especially in their faith

+ Read More
Derrick Martin
46 months ago
1
1

I want to start by saying my heart goes out to the entire family and I will keep MIMI in my prayers. This is very upsetting to me that something like this can happen in our community and the safety of our community can be in danger. I live in the surrounding area one half mile from the house and my complex is on alert for strangers that seem out of place. I don’t know MIMI but if there is anything I can do at any time please reach out and I will gather support you need. DERRICK MARTIN

+ Read More
Kyle Mills-Robare
46 months ago
1
1

We could not believe the news when we heard. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. God bless!

+ Read More
DrDarryl Saffore
46 months ago
1
1

I'm so sorry this happened I'm praying for Mimi particularly for her recovery as well as that the young man who did this would be caught and Mimi and your entire family can receive peace and comfort from God!

+ Read More
Elizabeth Skarr
46 months ago
1
1

SOO Much Love and support on this page for Mimi!! Keep sharing this page even after you donate to help spread the word as much as possible!! We love you Mimi!! :)

+ Read More
Sam Hendry
46 months ago
1
1

All I have to say is it is so incredible to see all the love and support Mimi is getting. She is a fighter and we love her so much. God has been so good to this family. Let's keep this going so we can bring justice and catch this guy. I love you Schuster family! :) always and forever!!

+ Read More
Dolores Sarocco
46 months ago
1
1

I would like to help the family, I can drive where you need to go. I would be happy to feed them Please advise.

+ Read More
Jacqueline Kay
46 months ago
1
1

May God Bless you, your family and friends-You are so strong and brave. I am praying for you and your family to get through this horrific hell. Remember God is good and he is at your side. The out pouring of love for you is amazing, prayers sent your way always-

+ Read More
Bonnie Lancaster
46 months ago
1
1

May your recovery be swift & complete. God bless & give you & your family strength & courage.

+ Read More
Kathy Irvine-Lamana
44 months ago

Thank you so much for the thank you note. Please do not feel the need to write me a thank you note. I come rely understand that you and your filu have plenty to navigate through right now. Please know that all of you, especially Mini, are in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs to all of you!

+ Read More
Susan Maliga Hennelly
44 months ago

News traveled across the country. I was enraged and saddened to learn of this vicious crime....then awed by Mimi's will to survive and heal...and ultimately win this battle....healing thoughts are being sent across the miles to Mimi and her family...

+ Read More
Mary Elizabeth Schuster-Callison
44 months ago

For those that have newly donated to my sisters fund THANK YOU! I know my family and I can not thank people enough for how incredibly loving everyone has been. I am just so very grateful to have my sister!

+ Read More
Su Gould
45 months ago

Her decision to fight saved her life, and probably someone else's, too. Someone that full of rage would have attacked again.

+ Read More
Jenn Teljyant
46 months ago

Wishing a speedy recovery. This is why the gentle giants cannot be treated like humans.

+ Read More
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