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Magical Grand Reunion

$4,450 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 30 people in 1 month
Donna Nolan-Wilson  MC MINNVILLE, TN

REUNITE GRANDPARENTS WITH GRAND-DAUGHTERS AFTER 5 YEARS & HORRIFIC HATE CRIME LAST SUMMER

My beautiful granddaughters Ashlee & Holly


This is a follow up to the story of my daughter's family who were victims of an horrific hate crime in Australia.
 

CHECK OUT THE GIBSON LES PAUL GUITAR AUTOGRAPHED BY LITTLE RIVER BAND 

I am trying to raise funds to bring them home for a much needed long visit.  We are offering Rewards but please keep in mind, no amount is too small.  You can give $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, $25.00, or $50.00 that don't offer rewards but will be received with our heartfelt thank you!!    Great News!!   Our campaign has found a matching donor.  What that means if if you donate $5.00, the matching donor donates $5.00.  It doubles your donation.  How cool is that?  

OUR STORY
This is our story.  My daughter, her husband and 2 daughters moved to Australia 5 years ago when her mother in law was diagnosed with terminal cancer.  She passed away right before they got there.
Click on the video and share, share, share.  Each time the video is played and a item is purchased via one of the ads shown on the video, a piece of that sale is credited to my Adsense account.   This is the day our Ashlee was born.  



 Ashlee was 10 and Holly was 1 and 1/2.   I have not seen Holly since she was a baby other than over Google video chat which has been a God send.  She will be 7 years old in April.  I have never taken my youngest granddaughter shopping, watched a Disney movie, baked cookies, pushed her on a swing in a park, popped popcorn or made meatballs with her. Something I got to do with her sister many times over.  I miss them so much it actually causes me real pain that results in falling tears frequently. 

My husband is ill and cannot take a flight to Austraila and I cannot leave him home alone for a month so us going there is not an option.  Here is our story and what they have been through for the past year.  
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Last summer in Australia

After a weekend away, my daughter and her family came home to discover they were victims of a hate crime and it looks like being American was the reason. My 15 year old granddaughter had been bullied for 2 years in school.  

That bullying escalated to EXTREME VANDALISM!!!

This crime was covered by local and international news, both in print and TV.  It caused them to be separated and homeless for over a month.  See Photos below. 

CLICK FOR NEWS STORY IN DAILY MAIL UK - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3653750/Sunshine-Coast-family-s-home-vandalised-following-school-bullying.html?ito=social-facebook
SEE TV NEWS STORY BY CLICKING HERE!!
Bathroom 
Living room 

Because of this act of targeted violence against this family they have lost 99.9% of their belongings.  The writing on the wall says it all about it being a HATE CRIME!  

Ashlee's bedroom 
Mattresses, bedding, towels, all electronics including TV's and computers, food, everything including the families pet fish are gone.

The Orlando and Pulse references here.  
Racial slurs written all over the inside walls of this family's home tell the story of hatred for Americans. The family received help from the local community and crowdsourcing after the story became public and was aired on local TV news and newspapers. Story in Local News Paper

The family is obviously using all their resources for the foreseeable future to rebuild their lives.  In the meantime, Ashlee turned 15 in October and Holly will be 7 in April.  I would love to be able to surprise them with plane tickets to America for September, 2017.  I have saved $1,100 toward the tickets but at this rate it will take several years to raise the approximate $6,000 I will need for the R/T tickets for 3/4.  You could help reunite us with our granddaughters.  
Other ways you can help:
We are songwriters and have several CD's available.  If you don't want to give to this Go Fund Me, you can always buy a CD or 2 of ours.   You can also purchase/download our music at Amazon and iTunes.  If you don't like to send money via the internet, you can always send a check to Donna Wilson, P.O. Box 161, Smartt, Tennessee 37378. Please help us make this dream come true in 2017.  










 



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Update 3
Posted by Donna Nolan-Wilson
1 month ago
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Our Ashlee starts 11th Grade in Australia today. If she were living in America, she would be in 9th grade. She really feels like she is being rushed through school. We video chatted with her a little while ago. They are a day head in Australia so it is Monday morning there. I pray she has a great uneventful peaceful day.
Ashlee's first day of Pre-school
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Posted by Donna Nolan-Wilson
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Thank you so much for your donations. Here is a song we wrote for Ashlee shortly after her birth. She is 15 now. We miss her so much and really look forward to getting to know her baby sister Holly better. Holly will be 7 in April and we haven't seen her since she was 1 and 1/2. Thank you so much for helping make this reunion happen.
A song we wrote for Ashlee !
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Posted by Donna Nolan-Wilson
1 month ago
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This is my song, "Be The Change." Sharing this video and playing it and clicking on ads and buying items from those ads will help us get the girls home.
Click on BE THE CHANGE to help!!
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$4,450 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 30 people in 1 month
Created December 27, 2016
$50
Night Owl
1 day ago
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You do know this is going to happen??!!! Yippee!!

$79
Anonymous
4 days ago (Offline Donation)
$300
Matching donation
9 days ago
1
1

We're getting so close!

DN
$721
Donna Nolan-Wilson
9 days ago (Offline Donation)
1
1

Donation from Guitar Auction after expenses. Thank you NIGHT OWL BARBARA & HUBBY!!

$50
Anonymous
15 days ago (Offline Donation)
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$50
Night Owl
19 days ago
1
1

"One Step Closer" by Doobie Brothers released in 1980 comes to my mind! :)

$80
Anonymous
19 days ago (Offline Donation)
2
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GW
$50
Greg Wilson
25 days ago (Offline Donation)
3
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For our girls!!

$20
Anonymous
25 days ago
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$50
Night Owl
25 days ago
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This song came to me "We are family" "I got all my sisters with me" "We fly just like birds of a feather" by Sister Sledge - appropriate in so many ways!

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