Quick update: LIZZIE WAS ABLE TO PURCHASE LAND TO BUILD ON!! So we are on the way to a home for Lizzie and her daughter. She will need approximately $32,000 USD more for labor and materials to build and furnish the house. This is the same campaign for Lizzie under a different organizer--all monies raised previously remain in Lizzie's account. With the help of generous supporters like you, Lizzie and Aliannah will be reunited before Aliannah's next birthday!
My name is Elizabeth Thompson. I know what it is like to grow up without a mother, and I won't allow my daughter to experience that pain. As a child in Jamaica, I was bounced from one abusive situation to another until at age 14, I was placed in an orphanage. When God gave me my beautiful daughter Aliannah (now age 8), I vowed she would always have a home, with me.
Temporarily, we have had to depend on friends in both Jamaica and the United States. After getting my vocational educational training in hospitality, I landed a job on a Carnival cruise ship that required me to be separated from my daughter for an extended period of time. Though I was able to find temporary care, the separation was extremely difficult for us both. When the coronavirus shut down the cruise ship I worked on, we both rejoiced in the opportunity to reconnect. Although we would love to live in the U.S., the immigration policies would make this nearly impossible. I love beautiful Jamaica and I want to return there with my daughter.
While I am grateful for the care Aliannah has had during my absence, it is vitally important that we be reunited as a family. She needs her mother. I need my daughter. I have always provided for her and I always will. Since Jamaica is a tourist attraction, I know that with my training I can find employment.
But we need a home. I have no family on whom to rely. Our U.S. family and friends want to help us build a small house, but we will need others to help.
Please help! No donation is too small. Please, Aliannah is counting on us!
- Mary Dollison
- Joshua Rush
- Anita Brown
- Elizabeth vermeulen
- Jama Clarke
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