Help the Calusinski's and their daughter Melissa!

$17,510 of $35,000 goal

Raised by 209 people in 27 months
Helen Barrett
on behalf of Paul Calusinski
 CARPENTERSVILLE, IL

2019 Melissa has now been incarcerated for over 10 years!!

Paul and Cheryl have literally been to hell and back the past 10 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 $300 a month. They live 3 hours away from Logan Correctional Center so it is a 6 hr round trip.  They also buy Melissa lunch so they are able to have a meal with her.
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.  They put money in her commissary as well for her phone privileges  and other things she needs.
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
27 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
27 months ago
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Thinking of you Paul & Cheryl. Sending lots of love your way. ❤️Emily

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Paul Calusinski
27 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
15 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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DA
$60
David Askew
12 days ago

ABBA FATHER, YOU DECLARED THROUGH DAVID IN PSALMS 111:7 THAT ALL THE WORKS OF YOUR HANDS ARE ABSOLUTE TRUTH AND JUSTICE! YOU ALSO DECLARE IN NUMBERS 23:19 THAT YOU ARE NOT A MAN THAT YOU SHOULD LIE, NOR THE SON OF MAN THAT YOU SHOULD HAVE REPENTANCE FOR ANYTHING YOU HAVE PROMISED. YOU SAID IT, YOU'LL DO; YOU'VE SPOKEN IT, YOU'LL MAKE IT GOOD! THE IMPRISONMENT THAT'S BEEN INFLICTED ON MELISSA UP UNTIL NOW IS NOT ABSOLUTE TRUTH OR JUSTICE; THEREFORE IT IS NOT THE WORK OF YOUR HANDS, BUT OF SATAN'S, WORKING THROUGH THE MALICIOUS CRIMINAL JUSTICE AUTHORITIES OF LAKE COUNTY AND THE APPELLATE SYSTEM OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. SO, IN ACCORDANCE WITH NUMBERS 23:19, YOU WILL BRING MELISSA OUT IN A WAY THAT WILL DEMONSTRATE, UNMISTAKABLY, THAT YOU ARE THE GOD OF MELISSA'S LIFE!!!!!!!

KS
$100
Karen Smith
12 days ago

I have donated before, but I know how much it means to have family support, they NEED each other. Until this travesty is corrected, visits are what keep them all going.

DA
$150
David Askew
1 month ago

ABBA FATHER, YOU SAID THERE IS NO INJUSTICE WITH YOU NOR PARTIALITY. YOU ALSO SAID YOU CREATED THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH BY YOUR POWER AND YOUR OUTSTRETCHED ARM; THERE IS NOTHING TOO HARD OR WONDERFUL FOR YOU AND THAT YOU CAN DO ALL THINGS. NO THOUGHTS OF YOURS CAN BE RESTRAINED OR THWARTED. YOU ALSO AVER THAT THE KING'S (DECISION MAKER'S) HEART IS IN YOUR HANDS, LIKE THE WATERCOURSES, SO YOU CAN MOVE IT WHICHEVER YOU WILL. I STILL MAINTAIN UNSHAKABLE FAITH THAT YOU WILL NOT FAIL TO INSURE THAT MELISSA'S FREEDOM IS RETURNED TO HER. YOU'RE ON THE THRONE; YOU WILL ARISE, AND POUR OUT IMMEDIATE MERCY ON MELISSA, FOR THE TIME TO FAVOR HER, YES THE SET TIME HAS ARRIVED! THANK YOU THAT PAUL AND CHERYL'S TRIP TO LCC THIS WEEKEND WILL NOT BE TO VISIT HER, BUT TO BRING HER HOME. LIKE I POSTED ABOVE, WITH YOU, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE! NO THOUGHT OR PURPOSE OF YOURS CAN BE RESTRAINED OR THWARTED. YOU ARE AN AWESOME GOD AND ABBA FATHER! THANK YOU FOR YOUR FAVOR TOWARDS MELISSA! HALLELUJAH AND AMEN!!!!!!!

DA
$150
David Askew
1 month ago

Psalm 41:11 King James Version (KJV) 11 By this I know that thou favourest me (Melissa), because mine (her) enemy doth not triumph over me (her).

DA
$50
David Askew
1 month ago

ABBA FATHER, YOU'RE STILL ON THE THRONE; YOU HAVE ARISEN, AND YOU ARE SHOWING MERCY TO MELISSA; FOR THE TIME TO FAVOR HER; YES THE SET TIME HAS COME!!!!!!!

AM
$100
Aaron Del Mar
2 months ago

On behalf of your ASE Family

DA
$55
David Askew
2 months ago

ABBA, YOU'RE STILL ON THE THRONE. NOW, YOU WILL ARISE, FOR THE TIME TO FAVOR MELISSA, DEFINITELY, THE SET TIME, HAS COME!!!!!!! THE ONLY BEST CASE SCENARIO THAT WILL UNFAILINGLY GUARANTEE THAT MELISSA'S INNOCENCE IS UNMISTAKABLY REVEALED, SO MELISSA'S FREEDOM IS RETURNED TO HER HAS COME INTO UNMISTAKABLE MANIFESTATION!

Jodie Cregier Nettelhorst
27 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
27 months ago
2
2

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

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Paul Calusinski
27 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
15 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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