Carleigh Hager Recovery Fund
It was on October 22, 2016, that more than Carleigh Hager's trust was broken, it was also when she was brutally beaten by Ryan Cameron (now ex-boyfriend). Carleigh and Ryan had returned home after celebrating a friend's wedding. It was getting late and Carliegh was ready to leave, but Ryan wanted to continue in the festivities. After arguing over leaving, they returned home and Carleigh went to bed. Ryan invited three friends over and began desparaging Carleigh to his friends. An argument between Ryan and his friends ensued and Ryan left the room. He went into the bedroom where Carleigh was sleeping, locked the door and began strangling her. Ryan's friends heard Carleigh call out and broke the bedroom door to get to her. Ryan began fighting his friends and pushed them out of the house and locked them out. The friends called the police and began trying to break through the front door. In the meantime, Carleigh had gone into the bathroom. Ryan followed her into the bathroom and began brutally beating Carleigh, slamming her head into the tub, biting wherever he could reach. He attempted to bite off her finger and the tip of her ear. He also attempted to rip her tongue out of her mouth. He dragged her through the house, leaving a quarter sized opening on her forehead. At some point during the beating, Carleigh lost consciousness, eventually awakening with a female officer standing over her, calling for an ambulance.
Beyond the injuries already described, there were over 20 bite marks throughout her body. The severe beating also resulted in swelling and blood on her brain.
Carleigh has an extremely long road to recovery ahead of her. It will be at least three weeks before she can eat solid foods due to the severe damage to her tongue. The medical expenses, prescription medications, physical and mental therapy, everyday living cost, etc. are going to be unreal. Please donate whatever you can, even if it is only $5. Every little bit helps.
Your Gofundme campaign appeared in my Facebook feed with others. I'm sorry I cannot help now. I have three kids and I'm not working. I just wanted to tell you that I'm praying for your recovery- mind, body, and soul. No one deserves what happened to you. No one. Sending you love and healing light. May you heal completely inside and out and have a beautiful life with people who love you immensely and protect you always. Hugs...
For one...Brad Doss, why would you say something like that?! This page is for support and love only! How dare you say something so insensitive!!! I hope and pray you will make a full recovery both physically and mentally!!! I've been in a domestic abuse type situation before and I somewhat understand your pain. You are loved and supported and you're gonna make it through this!! Stay strong girl!!
To Carleigh: I'm sure you've already been in touch with advocates who have given you this info, but just in case, here's a link to eligibility requirements for Indiana Crime Victims Compensation: http://iot.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/743 You should qualify under the first section. Hopefully if the costs exceed what you're able to raise here, you can seek relief from the state. Best of luck and much love to you!
I dont know you Carleigh, but let me tell you this. You are a survivor. I promise the pain wont last forever. You will get through this. :) I am also a survivor of Domestic Violence. If you ever need to talk i'm here. Always rememeber, you're a SURVIVOR. Stay strong baby girl.
I can't financially contribute, at the moment, but as a survivor, myself, I want you to know my thoughts, light, and love are with you! Along with prayers. You will survive and strive. So thankful of those who came to your aide and thank you so much for sharing your story of courage!
This happened to me two years ago. I hope she always keeps faith that there are greener pastures. The fire I had in my belly after it happened to me fueled me to do awesome things with my life. Stay mighty Carleigh and don't ever be robbed of your JOY! You survived for a purpose. ❤️️