The Calusinski's need help

$15,235 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 184 people in 21 months
Helen Barrett
on behalf of Paul Calusinski
 CARPENTERSVILLE, IL

Paul and Cheryl have literally been to hell and back the past 8 years. Their youngest daughter Melissa, was literally yanked from their home and unjustly sent to prison for a crime she didn't commit. (Watch 48 hours, Blaming Melissa:
 
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/48-hours-melissa-calusinski-was-a-day-care-worker-coerced-into-a-murder-confession/)
Though evidence was found which proved her innocence, Melissa still sadly sits in prison, far away from her family. You can imagine the stress and legal fees this family has had to endure.
There is also an update which 48 hours made called The Fight for Melissa: 
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-fight-for-melissa-calusinski-was-day-care-worker-convicted-in-toddler-ben-kingans-death-wrongly-convicted/

Paul and Cheryl go to see Melissa twice a month because that is all they are allowed.  It cost them over $280 a month. They live 3 hours away from Logan Correctional Center so it is a 6hr round trip.  They also buy Melissa lunch so they are able to have a meal with her.
This Christmas in 2017 will be the 9th Christmas that Melissa has been incarcerated for something she didn't do! 
Anything you can give to help them get through this terrible injustice will be greatly appreciated. It will help with Melissa's expenses and will make it easier for Paul and Cheryl to continue to see their daughter until she is set free. 
Thank you so much for your continued support!




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The Calusinski's need help has reached 59% of its goal. Thanks to Dawn,Bridget, Brian And Cindy and Tim.
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The Calusinski's need help has reached 59% of its goal. Thanks to Bridget, Brian And Cindy and Tim.
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Thank you all so far for the donations! We are currently at 1,395 of our $10,000 goal! Which is huge for two days! Keep spreading the word. Thank you again from my family to yours!
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I appreciate all of the support we have gotten so far! Thanks for everyone that has contributed. Paul and Cheryl are beyond grateful.
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Jodie Cregier Nettelhorst
21 months ago
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I wish I could give you money to help but my husband just lost his job. Have you tried asking the amazing women at Project Hope in Barrington? Project Hope is across the street from St. Anne's Church in downtown Barrington. They help people all throughout Lake County and, I believe, parts of Cook County. I volunteered with them for years. They assist with all kinds of needs. Please call 847-381-5721. http://stannebarrington.org/human-concerns/project-hope/ Hope you get the help you need and deserve.

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Emily Fletcher
21 months ago
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Thinking of you Paul & Cheryl. Sending lots of love your way. ❤️Emily

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Paul Calusinski
21 months ago
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SO FAR $3,205 of $10k GOAL PLEASE KEEP SHARING AND DONATE EVEN A FEW DOLLARS HELP AND DOES ADD UP! THANK YOU!! PAUL AND CHERYL FILED AN APPEAL. EVEN THOUGH THEY KNOW THEY WON'T WIN IT, IT DOES GIVE THEM MORE TIME TO RAISE THE MONEY THEY NEED!!

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Kammande Pride
9 months ago

These are some resources that might be helpful. I'm sure you have tried every avenue or means at your disposal, but another set of eyes or ideas is always a chance worth taking when it comes to the freedom and justice of a loved one! I truly hope that they come to see the light and realize that they have made the wrong decision here. Melissa is there because they were more interested in pushing for the case to close rather than taking the proper means and practices necessary to solve it. That of course would require far more effort than they put in to just wash there hands of the work that both Ben and Melissa deserve. The Innocence Network http://innocencenetwork.org/ Illinois Innocence Project http://www.uis.edu/illinoisinnocenceproject/ The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation For Justice http://www.thejeffreydeskovicfoundationforjustice.org/ Justice on Trial http://www.justiceontrial.org/index.php/resources/ The Christian Science Monitor https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Making-a-difference/2009/1130/p07s01-lign.html The Happy Prisoner Resources http://thehappyprisoner.org/legalaid.htm Seeking Justice For the Innocent http://www.seekingjusticefortheinnocent.com/index.php/resources/resources-list/resources-non-profit-organizations Advocate 4Wrongfully Convicted http://www.a4wc.org/Index.html

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$250
Anonymous
3 days ago
DA
$150
David Askew
3 days ago

ABBA, YOU'VE GOT THIS (MELISSA'S VICTORY AND FREEDOM)! YOU'RE CONCERNED ABOUT HER! YOU'RE WORKING IN HER LIFE! YOU'RE BIGGER THAN EVERY ONE OF THOSE (BOTH SPIRIT AND HUMAN) WHO ARE STILL TRYING TO VICTIMIZE HER! YOU'VE ARRANGED THE RIGHT PEOPLE AND CIRCUMSTANCES TO GUARANTEE HER VINDICATION! YOU'VE SHIFTED THINGS IN HER FAVOR TO GUARANTEE THE RETURN OF HER FREEDOM; WHICH YOU HAVE COMMANDED, KNOWING SHE'S INNOCENT! IN THE NAME OF JESUS, IT'S NOT IF HER FREEDOM WILL BE RETURNED TO HER - IT'S WHEN!!!!!!! HALLELUJAH AND AMEN!!!!!!!

DA
$100
David Askew
8 days ago

ABBA FATHER, IN JESUS' NAME I THANK YOU AND PRAISE YOU THAT YOU ARE STILL UNFAILINGLY AND UNCEASINGLY WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES TO GUARANTEE THAT MELISSA'S FREEDOM IS RETURNED TO HER! HALLELUJAH AND AMEN!

LM
$50
Lance Miles
10 days ago

For Melissa

DA
$150
David Askew
26 days ago

ABBA FATHER, I WANT TO CONTINUE TO THANK YOU AND PRAISE YOU THAT YOU ARE STILL UNFAILINGLY AND UNCEASINGLY WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES AND IN THE SUPERNATURAL REALM TO BRING JUSTICE FOR MELISSA AND HER FAMILY, I.E. INSURING THAT MELISSA'S FREEDOM IS RETURNED TO HER; AND THAT YOU WILL ASSUREDLY MAKE THE ENEMY PAY FOR WHAT HE HAS DONE TO THEM! YOU'RE A FAITHFUL, COMPASSIONATE, JUST, PERFECT, AND POWERFUL ABBA FATHER, YOU'RE FAITHFUL TO KEEP YOUR PROMISES, SO OUR REQUESTS FOR MELISSA'S FREEDOM WILL BE GRANTED IN AN AMAZINGLY UNEXPECTED WAY! IN JESUS' HOLY, POWERFUL AND PERFECT NAME, HALLELUJAH AND AMEN (SO LET IT BE)!!!!!!!

$1,000
Anonymous
27 days ago
$100
Anonymous
1 month ago
$20
Jolyn & Rick Prewitt
1 month ago

I wish we could give more..Praying for Melissa’s freedom

$100
Bridget Alison
1 month ago

I pray she is released ❤️

Jodie Cregier Nettelhorst
21 months ago
2
2

I wish I could give you money to help but my husband just lost his job. Have you tried asking the amazing women at Project Hope in Barrington? Project Hope is across the street from St. Anne's Church in downtown Barrington. They help people all throughout Lake County and, I believe, parts of Cook County. I volunteered with them for years. They assist with all kinds of needs. Please call 847-381-5721. http://stannebarrington.org/human-concerns/project-hope/ Hope you get the help you need and deserve.

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Emily Fletcher
21 months ago
2
2

Thinking of you Paul & Cheryl. Sending lots of love your way. ❤️Emily

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Paul Calusinski
21 months ago
1
1

SO FAR $3,205 of $10k GOAL PLEASE KEEP SHARING AND DONATE EVEN A FEW DOLLARS HELP AND DOES ADD UP! THANK YOU!! PAUL AND CHERYL FILED AN APPEAL. EVEN THOUGH THEY KNOW THEY WON'T WIN IT, IT DOES GIVE THEM MORE TIME TO RAISE THE MONEY THEY NEED!!

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Kammande Pride
9 months ago

These are some resources that might be helpful. I'm sure you have tried every avenue or means at your disposal, but another set of eyes or ideas is always a chance worth taking when it comes to the freedom and justice of a loved one! I truly hope that they come to see the light and realize that they have made the wrong decision here. Melissa is there because they were more interested in pushing for the case to close rather than taking the proper means and practices necessary to solve it. That of course would require far more effort than they put in to just wash there hands of the work that both Ben and Melissa deserve. The Innocence Network http://innocencenetwork.org/ Illinois Innocence Project http://www.uis.edu/illinoisinnocenceproject/ The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation For Justice http://www.thejeffreydeskovicfoundationforjustice.org/ Justice on Trial http://www.justiceontrial.org/index.php/resources/ The Christian Science Monitor https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Making-a-difference/2009/1130/p07s01-lign.html The Happy Prisoner Resources http://thehappyprisoner.org/legalaid.htm Seeking Justice For the Innocent http://www.seekingjusticefortheinnocent.com/index.php/resources/resources-list/resources-non-profit-organizations Advocate 4Wrongfully Convicted http://www.a4wc.org/Index.html

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