Support the siblings of Elizabeth Rose Struhs

Hello, My name is Jayde Struhs. I am the eldest sister of Elizabeth Struhs. At the age of 16 I made the decision to runaway from home and leave my family behind due to the fear driven and controlling beliefs the cult my parents are apart of. They take the religion to its extreme's, separating us from the real world and extended family who did not believe. As I experienced high school not only did I begin to question their teachings I also became aware of my sexuality and knew that I would never be accepted by my parents. Since leaving home I have graduated high school, sourced my own housing, am involved in community sport and work hard. Even though I was rejected by my parents I have tried to stay in touch because I cared for my siblings and hoped to help them one day live a normal life.

On Tuesday the 11th of January, our extended family were confronted by the news that has left us completely shattered and heartbroken. We sadly discovered the death of Elizabeth in the cruellest of ways. With so many unanswered questions, we have faced the brutal reality that the people who should have protected her did not, and we may never know the full extent of what took place.
Elizabeth Rose Struhs was taken from us far too soon, and a lifetime of memories that we never got to have with her was gone in a moment. Her brave spirit in the face of medical adversity was inspiring. She was a bright light on all that met her.
People may not know that Elizabeth was one of 8 children, two now of adult age, including myself and five remaining siblings under 18 ranging from 3 to 16. With much ahead of us yet to be determined, I am resolute that my number one priority is the children. I am in the process of having them live with myself and with my loving partner by my side who has two boys of her own that I adore. We also have the support of my extended family including grandparents, aunts, uncles and close friends. 
My partner Emma and I will dedicate all money raised to providing the ongoing care for my five youngest family members to ensure they are welcomed into a safe, secure and loving home.

Adequate housing and transportation is one of the biggest hurdles we face when reuniting everyone. As my life transitions from a 2 bedroom house and a 4-door hatchback to a family home and vehicle to seat many more, the day to day necessities, household items and vehicles need to be purchased. Currently, the children are left with only the very basic clothing items retrieved from the home by Child Safety Officers. Some of the things we will need include:

 - an appropriate sized home and vehicle
 - furniture; beds, dining room table and chairs, linens etc 
 - clothing and shoes
 - books and uniforms for new school / child care
 - Healthcare costs
We have been overwhelmed and genuinely touched by the love from the local community, friends and family who have reached out and asked what they can do to help. In whatever way you can, speak of Elizabeth often, help us keep her memory alive. Wish the absolute best for the future of the youngest five family members by contributing with a donation or by sharing this GoFund Me page.
Please know that we are eternally grateful.


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Jayde Struhs
Brisbane QLD

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