This is Ashleigh and her daughter Serenity. Ashleigh is a hardworking woman who provides the best for her daughter Serenity. She gives as much as she can to the man that took her baby Gianna from her at her darkest hour. He is in the process of trying to squeeze money out of her through the legal system in Texas.
Ashleigh has been gainfully employed, but she has hit snags. Most recently, her 2002 Saturn Vue was "junkyarded" because the mechanics couldn't fix it. Regardless, she paid them for their labor, $700. But now she is stuck with part time work because of her travel capabilities.
Also and more pressingly, this affects her ability to show up to court in Houston regarding her daughter Gianna who was basically stolen from Ashleigh as a baby. Her ex is taking her to court for child support for a baby he took from her while a 28 year-old Ashleigh was grieving her mother's death. She doesn't even have any legal rights to that child, Gianna.
(Ashleigh and her daughter Serenity)
Below is Gianna, Ashleigh's daughter that was taken from her at 17 months because her ex took advantage of her grief.
Ashleigh's eldest, Serenity (15) (Pictured above), is a well-adjusted young woman in a gifted school, a member of SSA, ROTC, and a very smart young woman who is well-taken care of and loved. Ashleigh has busted her butt to help make this girl all she can be.
On a related note, Ashleigh took care of her sick mother from the age of 16 - 28 years-old. When her mother passed she had to find somewhere else to live. She found a female roommate at the time that abused her own child and threatened to abuse Serenity . . . so Ashleigh got out of there and became homeless, living in her car at 28 years of age with Serenity.
(The last pic of Gianna taken with Ashleigh)
Above and below is Gianna, Ashleigh's now 8 year-old child who she has no rights to . . . and yet she is required to get an attorney, have a car and money for defense in Houston (5 hours away), or Ashleigh could be jailed and stolen from the family she has currently risen up for, including her daughter Serenity . . . all because her ex wants money. This isn't the Texas or the America I believed in . . .
The following picture includes a young Serenity, who is now 15 years-old and thriving and her little sister Gianna. Ashleigh hasn't been able to have rights concerning her baby Gianna because her ex took advantage of her grief after Ashleigh's mother passed. Ashleigh and her daughter Serenity were living in a car when her ex applied for full custody of her baby Gianna. Of course, she had no permanent address at the time and no way to be notified of her court date. Her rights were cleverly stripped.
(Serenity and her baby sister Gianna)
Below is me, Ryan. Ashleigh has listened to me and counseled me and reduced my anxiety so much. She has been selfless and loving to me and others as a friend and a mother. I love her dearly and I hope I can raise some money to keep her with Serenity, the daughter that wasn't stolen from her, a young woman in high school.
If not for Ashleigh Clary, please donate $1, $5, $10, $20 or whatever you feel comfortable pitching in so Serenity can keep the love and stability her mother has provided for her the last 15 years and also so Ashleigh's tricky, clever ex doesn't squash her after rising so far.
Ashleigh is a very proud and hard worker and currently enrolled in college to get a Security Systems degree for her future and her daughter's. She doesn't want a hand-out, but she needs help. She's never been a victim willingly, and has always tried to rise above. Please donate money so she can keep the family and the safety that she has left in this life.
(Ryan, a friend who is grateful to have Ashleigh in his life)
Urgent Goal: $3,000 for a basic car
Goal Date: 8/22/17