Domestic assault/violence

$11,550 of $15k goal

Raised by 397 people in 26 months
Angela Brower   BRIGHTON, TN
Good morning everyone!!!! As you see I had to put a photo of ripped up pictures due to the "GoFundMe" site saying my pictures are to graphic!!!! Please share my story with your friends & family!!!! My x-boyfriend tried to kill me & I will be unable to work for 2-3months!!! I'll be having surgery on my face Thursday the 29th due to him crushing my facial bones!!!! This is going to be a long, rough road to travel but with the help of friends, family & just everyone I will come through this & be ok!!!! If you could find it in your heart to help me I would very much appreciate it!!! I'm a server & unfortunately live paycheck to paycheck!!!! Life is already a struggle making ends meet!!!! I don't want to lose everything I've worked so hard for!!!! Every dollar counts!!! Good day everyone & God Bless!!!! ❤️

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Update 9
26 months ago
I just wanted to let everyone know that I am SOOOO overwhelmed and appreiciative of all the generousity of every person that has given a donation. After fee's are taken out I will still be over my targeted amount. I have decided to pay it forward; beginning locally & help other victims that are or have been in the same situation by donating those funds to domestic assault/violence organizations. I will keep the account open for that purpose in case additional donations are recieved. I am also proud to announce that I have decided to pursue my dreams of helping other victims & will be returning to college to obtain my degree so that I can make this my career... Thank you again for all your prayers, donations & continued support!!!!
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Update 8
26 months ago
First off id like to thank everyone for your continued support, kind words & shares to help raise awareness!!! Please continue to share my link as well as my story!!!!
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Update 7
26 months ago
Thank you all for your continued support!!!!
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Update 6
26 months ago
Goodmornin... I'll be going into surgery within the next hour due to my x-boyfriend trying to kill me!!!! This is gonna be a long, hard road to travel!!!! If you can find it in your hearts to help me, I'd very much appreciate it!!!! I understand we can't all help as we live paycheck to paycheck!!!! Also please continue to share so that we make more people aware of domestic assault
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Tracy Limon
3 months ago
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They said my campaign violated their terms of use. I guess Go Fund Me doesn't like victims of domestic violence.

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Clar Taylor
15 months ago

Hi, my friend Krystal is also dealing with a similar situation. Her ex fiance has tried killing her twice from strangulation. He was extremely abusive to her also. She has two kids with him and she is trying to prevent him from having unsupervised custody with them. His parents are paying for a lawyer from him and she is trying to make the $$to afford an equally qualified lawyer to protect her children. Her gofundme is under the name of Krystal Cook. If anyone would like to donate please find her page. She's only 20 years old and has been through so much with this asshole and all she wants to do is jeep her kids safe.

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Sharon St.Pierre
18 months ago

If you want my facebook page it is Jodie St. Pierre or you can probably find me on my mom's page. Anyway, You have my personal number.

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Sharon St.Pierre
18 months ago

Angela. I am contacting you under my mother's facebook account. I recently started a blog website under my name jodiespointofview.wordpress.com. I have a poem I wrote about domestic violence that was actually about a good friend of mine, but wanted a face to put with the poem. Your face came up, bruised and abused. And I understand abuse very well, as I was abused for many years. I would never use your photo on my page without your consent. So please let me know if I can use your photo. I could have copied it, but that is not my approach. It is a very sensitive topic for me. I just want to educate. You may not even agree with my poem, as at the end I state if you don't leave the man don't claim to be a victim. but i was a victim and feel woman have to empower themselves and be strong and leave no matter what! Last year I also lost a young woman to domestic violence, as her partner beat her and put her in a coma and then she died. She had a young son, only 3 yrs old. You can call me directly and give consent 401-359-1710. I read the comments and am confused as to if this was actually domestic violence or assault in general by a stranger, but either way. i am asking permission. thank you. Sincerely, Jodie

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Sara Alderman
25 months ago

I first wanna say thank you to all who helped this cause. As a past DV counselor, I KNOW that federal funds for these programs are stretched tighter than a 5 pound bag tryin to hold 40 pounds... Many Victims stay silent for a multitude of reasons... and many are not helped because of similar reasons... I hope you keep us up to date on the progress of the center...

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Megan Mohney
25 months ago

I am so sorry for what happened to you. I knew frank when I was a teenager. He could get violent at times never put his hands on me or his girlfriend who was my best friend. I just want to say I'm proud of you for coming out with what happened to you. And for helping others to stand up and get out. Wish you all the best.

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Holly Chervnsik
25 months ago

Thank you for being so open with your experience....you've already done so much to help women in situations just like you. You are brave, inspirational, and I wish the best for you.

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Avynleigh Gebels
25 months ago

Please continue to be a strong voice and advocate against Domestic Violence. Right now, it is fresh and you identify as a victim. However, doing what you're doing makes you a SURVIVOR. All survivors everywhere need to stand strong and united as one voice.

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Marsha Karp
26 months ago

Please hold your beautiful head high while it is healing. The act of sharing your own physical pain is helping others. You are a courageous, strong and honorable woman. Bless you!

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Lynne McCarthy
26 months ago

Dear Angela, I was the girl that always said "that will never happen to me, I will not stand for it", alas it DID happen to me. I too was a victim of domestic abuse. At first I didn't even realise I was being abused, and that testifies to the cunningness of my abuser. Please read my story and share with your followers to create awareness and help other woman and children break free from domestic abuse: http://lynnemccarthy.blogspot.com/2010/08/i-dont-know-anyone-that-wasnt-moved-by.html

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Tammie Nichols
26 months ago

You are an inspiration to so many women. Keep up the good work and putting awareness out there. I am so proud of you for being so strong!!

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Sole Ole
26 months ago

God bless you! I'm on disability so I can only pray for you! I wish I had finances to donate! My heart goes out to you & I'm so happy to see people's donations!!! I too have been in an abusive relationship & I'm free. I'm so sorry you had to endure this! I will continue praying!!!!!

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Shannon Baulch
26 months ago

I am so glad that you met your goal. Now you can heal without the worry of how you are going to cover your finances. I am sorry I could not afford to give more.

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Catherine Zoltan
26 months ago

Honey, send your boyfriend over to my place next time he has a temper tantrum. Laughter! I do not usually care to post information that adds to our daily disturbance. I am posting this because violence is not a racial issue and there are people that are prone to lie to themselves about this. Tennessee ranks as one of the worst states in the nation for domestic violence. John Lennon admitted to beating his first wife. I became disgusted at the on line comments posted over the recent video leak of an elevator scuffle. A woman has every right, even a duty to fight back when attacked. I encourage you to obtain an attorney and pursue a legal suit for damages. Let your X work to make amends for your pain and suffering. Then, pay it forward sister. Every time we knock a woman in the dirt, we all die a little as a species. Give a sister a hand up.

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Paulette Biscotti
26 months ago

sending prayers your way for strength

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Kristen Quinn
26 months ago

Oh.. meant to say.. the reason I was so heavy for so long, is the emotional trauma and pain I hid myself by being heavy and did not want anyone looking at me.. so I 'hid' myself. Becoming healthy helped me heal a lot. I guess I shared that for you starting your path to healing. We all deal with it differently and just wanted to let you know to recognize when the pain really hits you, to seek ways to cope so you can heal and not go down a dark path to hurting yourself further from this. Best wishes.

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Kristen Quinn
26 months ago

I just wanted to send you a message to say I read your story on Yahoo News this morning. I too, am a survivor of domestic violence from years ago, and suffered severe, severe abuse from the hands of my husband, I divorced 14.5 years ago. Since then, I have had 1 boyfriend and been so picky.. not anyone passing that checklist of someone I see myself spending a long life with, has come across my path, yet. On my journey, I spent many years, very obese and am now very very healthy, fit and active with my life. I have also become a social worker to help other women on their path to healing. I do that as volunteer work, as my career led me in a different path for the field. However, I went to school to learn social work to help others, as a result of what I went through. I wanted to let you know how very PROUD I am of you, for putting your story out there, so very soon after what he did. I was so scare for my life.. I did not do so, until years later. You have a very deep rooted strength that brings deep felt tears of connection with you, in understanding what you have faced and are now facing on your path to healing. I would send money to help, but I am trying to raise funds myself, for a mission trip (my first) next month. But, wanted to message you to say I am so PROUD of you. Keep on being strong. Best wishes to healing both physically and emotionally from this and stay strong.. NEVER AGAIN my dear... know the signs so this NEVER happens to you again.

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26 months ago

Thank you for sharing your story and i hope you reach your goal! xox

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Maka Hansen
26 months ago

Thank you for sharing your story so bravely. My work as a victim advocate brings me into contact with so many who've suffered as you have. As others have said, please check into the Tennessee Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund (http://www.treasury.state.tn.us/injury/). Your local domestic violence agency can assist you in determining your rights and advocating for you to be sure you have access to them.

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Robin Rosenberg Spence
26 months ago

Ask your local DC advocate about VOCA funds

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$11,550 of $15k goal

Raised by 397 people in 26 months
Created May 21, 2014
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Tracy Limon
3 months ago
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They said my campaign violated their terms of use. I guess Go Fund Me doesn't like victims of domestic violence.

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Clar Taylor
15 months ago

Hi, my friend Krystal is also dealing with a similar situation. Her ex fiance has tried killing her twice from strangulation. He was extremely abusive to her also. She has two kids with him and she is trying to prevent him from having unsupervised custody with them. His parents are paying for a lawyer from him and she is trying to make the $$to afford an equally qualified lawyer to protect her children. Her gofundme is under the name of Krystal Cook. If anyone would like to donate please find her page. She's only 20 years old and has been through so much with this asshole and all she wants to do is jeep her kids safe.

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Sharon St.Pierre
18 months ago

If you want my facebook page it is Jodie St. Pierre or you can probably find me on my mom's page. Anyway, You have my personal number.

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Sharon St.Pierre
18 months ago

Angela. I am contacting you under my mother's facebook account. I recently started a blog website under my name jodiespointofview.wordpress.com. I have a poem I wrote about domestic violence that was actually about a good friend of mine, but wanted a face to put with the poem. Your face came up, bruised and abused. And I understand abuse very well, as I was abused for many years. I would never use your photo on my page without your consent. So please let me know if I can use your photo. I could have copied it, but that is not my approach. It is a very sensitive topic for me. I just want to educate. You may not even agree with my poem, as at the end I state if you don't leave the man don't claim to be a victim. but i was a victim and feel woman have to empower themselves and be strong and leave no matter what! Last year I also lost a young woman to domestic violence, as her partner beat her and put her in a coma and then she died. She had a young son, only 3 yrs old. You can call me directly and give consent 401-359-1710. I read the comments and am confused as to if this was actually domestic violence or assault in general by a stranger, but either way. i am asking permission. thank you. Sincerely, Jodie

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Sara Alderman
25 months ago

I first wanna say thank you to all who helped this cause. As a past DV counselor, I KNOW that federal funds for these programs are stretched tighter than a 5 pound bag tryin to hold 40 pounds... Many Victims stay silent for a multitude of reasons... and many are not helped because of similar reasons... I hope you keep us up to date on the progress of the center...

+ Read More
Megan Mohney
25 months ago

I am so sorry for what happened to you. I knew frank when I was a teenager. He could get violent at times never put his hands on me or his girlfriend who was my best friend. I just want to say I'm proud of you for coming out with what happened to you. And for helping others to stand up and get out. Wish you all the best.

+ Read More
Holly Chervnsik
25 months ago

Thank you for being so open with your experience....you've already done so much to help women in situations just like you. You are brave, inspirational, and I wish the best for you.

+ Read More
Avynleigh Gebels
25 months ago

Please continue to be a strong voice and advocate against Domestic Violence. Right now, it is fresh and you identify as a victim. However, doing what you're doing makes you a SURVIVOR. All survivors everywhere need to stand strong and united as one voice.

+ Read More
Marsha Karp
26 months ago

Please hold your beautiful head high while it is healing. The act of sharing your own physical pain is helping others. You are a courageous, strong and honorable woman. Bless you!

+ Read More
Lynne McCarthy
26 months ago

Dear Angela, I was the girl that always said "that will never happen to me, I will not stand for it", alas it DID happen to me. I too was a victim of domestic abuse. At first I didn't even realise I was being abused, and that testifies to the cunningness of my abuser. Please read my story and share with your followers to create awareness and help other woman and children break free from domestic abuse: http://lynnemccarthy.blogspot.com/2010/08/i-dont-know-anyone-that-wasnt-moved-by.html

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Tammie Nichols
26 months ago

You are an inspiration to so many women. Keep up the good work and putting awareness out there. I am so proud of you for being so strong!!

+ Read More
Sole Ole
26 months ago

God bless you! I'm on disability so I can only pray for you! I wish I had finances to donate! My heart goes out to you & I'm so happy to see people's donations!!! I too have been in an abusive relationship & I'm free. I'm so sorry you had to endure this! I will continue praying!!!!!

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Shannon Baulch
26 months ago

I am so glad that you met your goal. Now you can heal without the worry of how you are going to cover your finances. I am sorry I could not afford to give more.

+ Read More
Catherine Zoltan
26 months ago

Honey, send your boyfriend over to my place next time he has a temper tantrum. Laughter! I do not usually care to post information that adds to our daily disturbance. I am posting this because violence is not a racial issue and there are people that are prone to lie to themselves about this. Tennessee ranks as one of the worst states in the nation for domestic violence. John Lennon admitted to beating his first wife. I became disgusted at the on line comments posted over the recent video leak of an elevator scuffle. A woman has every right, even a duty to fight back when attacked. I encourage you to obtain an attorney and pursue a legal suit for damages. Let your X work to make amends for your pain and suffering. Then, pay it forward sister. Every time we knock a woman in the dirt, we all die a little as a species. Give a sister a hand up.

+ Read More
Paulette Biscotti
26 months ago

sending prayers your way for strength

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Kristen Quinn
26 months ago

Oh.. meant to say.. the reason I was so heavy for so long, is the emotional trauma and pain I hid myself by being heavy and did not want anyone looking at me.. so I 'hid' myself. Becoming healthy helped me heal a lot. I guess I shared that for you starting your path to healing. We all deal with it differently and just wanted to let you know to recognize when the pain really hits you, to seek ways to cope so you can heal and not go down a dark path to hurting yourself further from this. Best wishes.

+ Read More
Kristen Quinn
26 months ago

I just wanted to send you a message to say I read your story on Yahoo News this morning. I too, am a survivor of domestic violence from years ago, and suffered severe, severe abuse from the hands of my husband, I divorced 14.5 years ago. Since then, I have had 1 boyfriend and been so picky.. not anyone passing that checklist of someone I see myself spending a long life with, has come across my path, yet. On my journey, I spent many years, very obese and am now very very healthy, fit and active with my life. I have also become a social worker to help other women on their path to healing. I do that as volunteer work, as my career led me in a different path for the field. However, I went to school to learn social work to help others, as a result of what I went through. I wanted to let you know how very PROUD I am of you, for putting your story out there, so very soon after what he did. I was so scare for my life.. I did not do so, until years later. You have a very deep rooted strength that brings deep felt tears of connection with you, in understanding what you have faced and are now facing on your path to healing. I would send money to help, but I am trying to raise funds myself, for a mission trip (my first) next month. But, wanted to message you to say I am so PROUD of you. Keep on being strong. Best wishes to healing both physically and emotionally from this and stay strong.. NEVER AGAIN my dear... know the signs so this NEVER happens to you again.

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26 months ago

Thank you for sharing your story and i hope you reach your goal! xox

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Maka Hansen
26 months ago

Thank you for sharing your story so bravely. My work as a victim advocate brings me into contact with so many who've suffered as you have. As others have said, please check into the Tennessee Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund (http://www.treasury.state.tn.us/injury/). Your local domestic violence agency can assist you in determining your rights and advocating for you to be sure you have access to them.

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Robin Rosenberg Spence
26 months ago

Ask your local DC advocate about VOCA funds

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