Imagine after thinking your hopes and dreams are coming true you stomach starts turning as you realize the man you married isn’t who he said he was. Over the next few months of your marriage it keeps getting worse. While you were upfront about who you are and what you believe, he was not.
This is reality for our friend Jayla.
In 2016 Jayla met a man who seemed like he was everything that she was looking for. He told her that he shared her faith beliefs and her hopes and dreams. Both of them had similar desires for a career in the film and music industry. He and Jayla seemed like a wonderful match and after being friends for awhile they began to talk frequently and Jayla fell deeply in love.
Jayla sold all of her belongings and moved thousands of miles away to a different part of Canada so that she could work for a few months before moving to the US to join him. The happy couple had a marriage ceremony in Canada while making plans to have a more formal and official ceremony when they could be together full-time in the United States. They also bought a house in Los Angeles.
Just days before Jayla received her visa to come to the United States this man told her that he did not love her and that she was "not Christian enough" for him to want to be with her. It also turned out that Jayla was tricked into not signing the mortgage paperwork for the house. Jayla has since found out that this man has been dishonest with her in many, many other ways. She is looking into her legal options but for now she is stuck. She is also getting counseling. This man left her with nothing and has had no further contact with Jayla. This is the man that she considered her husband and planned to spend the rest of her life with.
Jayla would like to return to where she was building her career in Canada. She is starting all over with nothing. She is currently staying with a friends.
A team of us have gotten our brains together to help our mutual friend, Jayla, get back to Toronto.
We are asking for the CANADIAN amount of $10,000 to offset the costs below:
Moving Jayla across Canada - $5,000 (CAD)
First 3 months rent + utilities in Toronto - $6,000 (CAD)
Furniture + Household items - $5,000 (CAD)
TOTAL - $16,000 (CAD)