Child custody

$3,418 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 54 people in 12 months
I'm not sure where to begin, or how to ask for help from anyone, but I know I have to ask now. I don't have any expectations because I'm aware everyone has their own lives, loved ones and struggles. I've been back and forth through courts, with lawyer fees, drug and alcohol assessments and psychological exams to prove that I'm a stable parent since Emma's birth, and because I feel it is in her best interest to remain primarily in my home and not a 50/50 custody set up. In saying that, please know that I am not angry or resentful towards her father and I do want her to have her family, every member in her life always. I have spent the most part of $20,000 of my money, my mother's retirement fund and from the help of several people that were kind enough to loan it to me. I am now in a situation where I don't know where to turn to keep my head above water. I'm surviving please know that, but I just found out today that the last doctor involved in my daughters case will be an additional $5000+ I'm asking for any help that anyone may be able to contribute and please know this is utterly embarrassing and humbling all at once, I just don't know what else to do. This was not easy to come to all of you, the people I respect and that respect me with something so real and vulnerable, but I couldn't give up on Emma,  the life I created inside my body without asking for any support first. This is all and always will be about Emma and what's best for her. Thank you all in advance for even reading this and taking the time to consider.
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I'm a woman of words and I really don't have many at this moment in efforts to thank each and everyone who has helped me through this difficult time. I have been on my hands and knees praying more often then not hoping it would all go away or at least calm down. What I know is, is that money isn't everything, but when something like this happens, it goes as quickly as it comes. It, money, will make you worry until you're sick, Day and night. You give up everything that you need because you realize you never really needed it and you give up meaningless nights out wasting it because you're aware the universe is telling you to take comfort in the calm. I really need people to know that I truly have done everything to keep a security in paying things ahead just so I didn't get here. I am here though and I'm humbled that for some reason you all have sacrificed your own to help my situation. I'm a very lucky woman to be surrounded by such amazing selfless souls. Thank you all for giving me something, in my heart, that I've never felt at this magnitude. I'm forever grateful to you all!
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$3,418 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 54 people in 12 months
Created June 6, 2017
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Pooja Pathak
10 months ago


Rowena Rico
12 months ago

My thoughts and support are with you and Emma during this time. I know you are a strong woman and will pull through. Love you and Emma xoxo

Kyra Johnson
12 months ago

Love you honey. Fight the good fight!

Christopher Elliott
12 months ago

Mishel, you and your family are wonderful people, so strong. I know you'll get through this.

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