Domestic violence victim rebuilding life

My good friend Deanna Ries-Pace was a victim of Domestic Violence on December 10, 2011. She was severely beaten and almost killed by her boyfriend at the time. (Refer to the link that obtains the article below)
The man who nearly killed her was arrested and sentenced to 30 years in prison. His appeal was just denied.
With the legalities all but over, she still cannot move on. She is reminded every day of that horrible morning each time a medical bill arrives in her mailbox, or when she walks past her blood stained carpet and walls, both stained with her blood. She was beaten so badly, her face required 4 metal plates just to bring back some resemblance of what she used to look like. Still, she will never look the same.
The medical bills and cost to paint her walls, replace her carpets and replace her personal items that were smashed against her face and body are already in the Thousands of dollars and climbing. She still requires more surgeries but simply cannot afford them.
Deanna has stated to me over and over that she no longer wants to be a "victim" and is ready to put this behind her. With the blood stains and constant reminder of the attack, that is not possible. But it is possible to help her erase her medical debt and help bring her home she shares with her daughter and Grandmother, back to a place she once knew as safe, cozy, warm and secure.
Deanna is a hardworking, single Mother to a teenager who has never asked for a handout.
Please help Deanna and her daughter rebuild their life. She still has a long road ahead of her. Hopefully we can help her make that road a little shorter.

http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/for_the_record/for-woman-nearly-killed-in-severn-the-crime-scene-is/article_313cc9d7-f8f1-5f85-bd2e-92a750e07fdc.html

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Deanna Ries-Pace 
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Severn, MD
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