Wendy Maldonado's New Home Nest Egg
Wendy will be coming home soon so let's help her get a home! Wendy's sister has secured a mobile home for Wendy but we need $8,000 to make it happen! The goal of this "nest egg" is now going to go towards Wendy's new home. Please donate and help us give Wendy a home of her own!!!
After experiencing twenty years of horrific violence from her husband, threats of killing her family, seeing him abuse their four sons and the family pets, hiding all the kitchen knives from her husband and covering dozens of holes he put in the walls of their home, after he knocked out more than half of her teeth and spent countless nights describing his fantasies of killing her and the people she loved, Wendy's love for her children and her family compelled her to take the one and only action that would keep her family safe.
On May 1, 2005, Wendy called 911 asking for help because she had killed her husband. Wendy was arrested and removed from the lives of her four children. Except for the ten months she was out on bail, Wendy and her sons have been separated ever since. Although she acted to protect and to stop the victimization they endured, she and her children continue to be re-victimized by the State of Oregon.
After viewing the HBO documentary, "Every F***ing Day of My Life" by director, Tommy Davis, I was moved to tears and felt that I had to do something! I started the Facebook page titled "Stop Domestic Violence: Wendy and Randy Do Not Belong In Jail" to create awareness and support. People from all over the world have joined to lend their support, love and concern for the Maldonado family. Supporters have been flooding the office of the Governor of Oregon with letters, emails and phone calls asking for her release ( http://governor.oregon.gov/Gov/contact.shtml). In the meantime, I decided to start a "savings fund" or "nest egg" for Wendy so upon her release she will have a little bit of a head start.
If you have been touched by Wendy's story, feel free to contribute any amount to her nest egg. Thank you!
NOTE: Monique Savits is collecting donations on behalf of Wendy Maldonado and all monies will be given directly to Wendy Maldonado upon her release.
I want to let everyone know that Wendy called me yesterday and she is doing great! She has been spending time with her family and adjusting to her new life. Setting up her new home, hiking and trying to figure out her new phone (which has been the hardest adjustment of them all - haha). She asked me to tell all of you how thankful she is for all of your love and support. It means the world to her! Right now she is enjoying her freedom, privacy and food that isn't cold and gray!
Wendy has been through Hell and today is free - in so MANY ways! I'm an author and ghostwriter and would like to offer my services for FREE to do a book for Wendy (that she'd 100% own). If she'd like to do this, please reach out. It's a serious offer. She deserves a break after what she and her kids endured at the hands of that madman.
Wendy, your story broke my heart. I have thought about you since seeing the documentary on TV. Best of luck to you and your family. I think if I was in your shoes I would change mine and my children's last name to your maiden name. Once again best of luck to you in your new life.
J i wish i had money to give. I wish i had money to donate. No woman or kid or man should endure what u have. I wanna say u r not a victim anymore. U r a survivor. I also went through hell as a kid growing up. I am glad u r out now and can see your boys.
Wendy!! Your finally free! Sooo happy for you! I truly hope only the best for you and your family.. hour a great woman! Im blessed i had the chance to get to know you!!
Hi Wendy and Randy...I too am like a lot of the others who became aware of your awful life through the HBO special "Every Fu*c**i*ng Day of My Life" an appropriate title. It hurt me so bad to see what you and your children had to go through and could relate to the fear and pain that you endured in your life. I wanted, needed, to try to help you get out of jail and the only thing that I could offer was to write letters and sign petitions for your release. I am soo happy that you are now finally going to get out of that prison and will finally be home where you should of been all along. God bless you Wendy you will always be in my thoughts and prayers. Denise Cygan
followed this story- I am glad she is getting out- the justice system failed her for the past 10 years lets hope for a happy ending
I am so happy to hear that you are finally getting out. Even though I haven't seen you in forever I still love you and it broke my heart to hear all you went through. Your cousin Teresa
Wendy endured tragic nightmares no woman should ever have to come face to face with-the horrific violence and protecting her children. She can now move forward and be with her family. No one can judge her. No one knows all of the horrible things she had to live with everyday with such enormous violence. I pray Wendy has found peace and forgiveness. Wendy, you did what you had to do to save your own life. Peace be with you.
God Bless You ! Hurry March! Hope the rest of your life is wonderful with your boys! Take care
Please share this on your facebook page. Wendy's dog Paco died yesterday...so sad it had seemed he was waiting for her return to see her one last time. He also was a victim of the abuse they all endured and I can say her actions not only saved her children and improved their quality of life...but also Paco's.