Help Jessica and Kids Move to Australia

For the McCormac Family

At the behest of my friends, I have finally made the jump to make this request.

Here's a bit of our story:

My kids and I have been separated from my husband, Daniel for over 4 years. I left the USAF on a medical retirement in 2016, we married at the end of 2016 in a small ceremony.  Daniel serves in the Royal Australian Air Force and he has been living in Australia while we have been in the USA trying to get ourselves over to him.  We are FINALLY going!!! It has been a long 4 years of back and forth travel to be together,. We are definitely looking forward to what is coming. I don't have specific details on travel plans, but the goal is to be leaving by Oct/Nov for our move.  

We were originally set to make the move to Australia in 2017, but circumstances rendered us unable to. The recent ability to move came just in time.  The Australian government has a required date for us to enter the country by or my kids and I will lose our permanent resident visas and would have to start the process all over again. (This could be years and another $10k).

Because of COVID our family, like many others have been unable to see each other since the start of the year, where we were used to visits every 4-6 months. The past 4 years have been a struggle financially, mentally, and physically to keep our family together as the strain of long-distance, especially over an extended period of time does its toll. 

We are looking forward to being a family.  With the pandemic restrictions, we will be required to quarantine at the first port of entry.  This cost is over $4,000.  If we test positive during the 14-day quarantine, we will have to stay another two weeks and have to pay double before we can fly to our destination. This unexpected cost as well as plane tickets (obviously costly for a family of 3 to fly international), and approximately $5,000 it will cost to ship our belongings (most are kids' memories) the stress of financials is building quickly. We will also have expenses to get the kids and I settled as well (bedrooms, car, etc.)

The funds will be used to help us with the cost of the quarantine and a portion of travel/shipping costs for me and the kiddos. 

Your support would mean so much to us as we can finally be a family and give these two beautiful kids a consistent and stable family unit. 

We thank all of our family and friends who have provided positive emotional support during this long journey.  We are so grateful for any support you can give whether it be sharing our story, donating to our fund, emotional support, or anything that provides positive support. Every little bit helps. ❤️
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Donations

  • Aaron Crawford 
    • $50 
    • 4 d
  • Daniel Ball 
    • $100 
    • 6 d

Fundraising team (2)

Jessica McCormac 
Organizer
Garden Valley, CA
Daniel McCormac 
Team member
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