The Calusinski's need help

$16,580 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 196 people in 24 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
24 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
24 months ago
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Thinking of you Paul & Cheryl. Sending lots of love your way. ❤️Emily

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Paul Calusinski
23 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
11 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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$50
Debi Anderson
3 days ago

Pray Melissa comes home soon...

$500
Anonymous
1 month ago
DA
$160
David Askew
1 month ago

GOD IS AN ABBA FATHER OF LOVE, JUSTICE AND RIGHTEOUSNESS! HE NEVER FAILS, NOR DOES HE EVER LET THE RIGHTEOUS DOWN! MELISSA IS RIGHTEOUS BECAUSE OF WHOSE SHE IS; A CHILD OF THE MOST HIGH GOD! THE INJUSTICE THAT HAS BEEN INFLICTED ON HER MUST COME TO AN END - IMMEDIATELY! NO MORE DELAY! I DON'T HAVE THE POWER TO ENFORCE THAT, BUT MELISSA'S ABBA FATHER IN HEAVEN DOES, SO, ABBA, ALL OF OUR EYES ARE ON YOU!!!!!!!

$20
LeeAnn Baker
1 month ago

I hope you're able to come home soon!! ❤️

DA
$175
David Askew
1 month ago

ABBA FATHER, I PRAISE YOU, THANK YOU AND MAGNIFY YOUR NAME THAT YOU HAVE BROUGHT MELISSA'S REVEALED INNOCENCE, HER VINDICATION, VICTORY, RESTORED FREEDOM, RESTORED WHOLENESS, RESTORED PEACE, RESTORED PEACE, AND THE SIGNIFICANT AND MEANINGFUL COMPENSATION OWED TO HER BY SATAN, HIS DEMONS AND HIS SPIRIT OF INJUSTICE INTO THE SPIRITUAL WORLD AND INTO TO UNMISTAKABLE, UNDEFEATABLE AND INDESTRUCTIBLE MANIFESTATION! SOONER THAN LATER, BEFORE 11/22/18 (THANKSGIVING DAY)! POSSIBLY NOT LIKELY IN THE NATURAL, BUT YOU ARE A SUPERNATURAL ABBA FATHER AND LORD, AND NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE TO YOU! THANK YOU FOR REDEEMING (BUYING BACK) MELISSA FROM THIS CURSE OF INJUSTICE! HALLELUJAH AND AMEN!!!!!!!

DA
$100
David Askew
2 months ago

ABBA, according to Deuteronomy 32:4 New International Version (NIV) 4 (You're) the Rock, (Your works are perfect,     and all (Your) ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong,     upright and just (are You). PROVERBS 26:2 (AMP) Like the sparrow in her wandering, like the swallow in her flying, So the curse without cause does not come and alight [on the undeserving]. ABBA, ACCORDING TO THIS BIBLICAL PROMISE, IT IS UNLAWFUL THAT A CURSE WAS ALLOWED TO LAND ON THE CALUSINSKIS. JESUS DIED SO THEY CAN REMAIN UNDER YOUR BLESSING WITHOUT CEASING. Psalm 7:6 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC) 6 Arise, O Lord, in Your anger; lift up Yourself against the rage of (Melissa's) enemies (those who want to continue to victimize her); and awake [and stir up] for her the justice and vindication [that] You have commanded (for her). 9 Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked (Satan and his spirit of injustice) come to an end, but establish the [uncompromisingly] righteous [those upright and in harmony with You, (i.e. Melissa)]; ... In Jeremiah 29:11 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC), You promised Melissa: 11 For I know the thoughts andplans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome. HER FUTURE IS A GIFT TO HER FROM YOU, SO Satan and his spirit of injustice cannot lawfully steal it from her. Psalm 118:25 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC) 25 Save now, we beseech You, O Lord; send now prosperity, O Lord, we beseech You, and give to Melissa success! VINDICATION, FREEDOM AND MULTIPLIED WHOLENESS RIGHTFULLY BELONGS TO HER; SO, IN JESUS'NAME, UNFAILINGLY FORCE THE THREE OF THEM TO TO LEAVE THE SPIRITUAL WORLD AND APPEAR UNMISTAKABLY IN THE PHYSICAL WORLD. MELISSA, HER FAMILY AND HER SUPPORTERS WILL REJOICE AND PRAISE AND WORSHIP YOU FOR YOUR RIGHTNESS AND JUSTICE!!!!!!! HALLELUJAH AND AMEN!!!!!!! I MAINTAIN UNSHAKABLE FAITH THAT THE PRAYERS OF ALL OF MELISSA'S SUPPORTERS HAVE ENTERED INTO YOUR EAR, AND YOU HAVE GRANTED OUR REQUEST IN AN UNEXPECTED AND MIRACULOUS WAY!!!!!!!

$200
Anonymous
2 months ago
Jodie Cregier Nettelhorst
24 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
24 months ago
2
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Thinking of you Paul & Cheryl. Sending lots of love your way. ❤️Emily

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Paul Calusinski
23 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
11 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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