Breanna Lynn Waller is organizing this fundraiser.
My name is Breanna Waller, im 21 years old. In March of 2015 I left my boys father, in June of 15 we were court ordered shared parenting. For months on end my kids would come home with bruises, and would deficate their pants, they would act like wild animals and be afraid to go back to their dads house. I had contacted Children Services multiple times and each time they had deemed it a retaliation call and ignored everything. In July of 2016 my life was about to be turned upside down in the best way imaginable. Children services had contacted me and told me that they were going to open a case for alleged abuse and neglect against my ex, their father. While his girlfriend was admitted in the hospital after having her baby, the nurses had witnessed the abuse and made the call. FINALLY, my prayers are being answered. Lucas County Children services helped fight with me in court to get full custody of my children, while in court my ex testified, during that testimony he admitted to locking my kids alone in their fecal matter filled room and leaving them home alone. Giving them cold showers as punishment, standing them in corners for hours at a time, pouring chemicals into kool aid and leaving it on the counter for anyone to drink, he threatened to blow the house up with my kids in it, he would go to parties and leave my kids in the car while there, and drive home completely obliterated. Hes had 2 charges of child endangerment, domestic violence, and etc. What he did to my kids was beyond sickening. The magistrate ordered a no contact order and told my ex that if he had jurisdiction in Henry county that he wouldnt have his other kids either. He also told him that what he did to my kids was beyond sickening. Leaving the court room i felt my prayers had been answered. So i thought this battle was over, my kids would never have to face this man again, theyre finally safe. Fast forward a year and a half later. I get summoned to court, he wants visitations. He claims that hes maintained sobriety, finished his parenting classes and etc . Mind you the last year ive been trying to emotionally get my children back on track, Dj recieved the most mental damage. He was retained in kindergarten for behavioral and wasnt fully potty trained until almost 6 years old, just a glimpse of some of the emotional damage he did. The last 2 months my son has been a completely different child, hes gotten excellent reports from his teachers and hes like a whole new child .Hes finally starting to recover from this. A year and a half later and hes JUST now starting to function like a normal child and i couldnt be more proud of how far hes come after all hes been through. It scares the living crap out of me thinking that he may have to face this man again, and furthermore if he does, he could get unsupervised visitations. This morning we went before a magistrate and she wouldnt let me provide any evidence i had to support my case. She wasnt sympathetic to the fact that he had mantally and physically ruined my kids, she was very adamant on him being in their lives and recommended i get a lawyer and told me that ill have to help pay for the expenses that help him in getting rights back. No one umderstands that all i want are my babies to be safe. I requested supervised visitations and she told me she will decide what happens come pretrial and that fathers have constitutional rights rather i want him to see them or not . I got ahold of a lawyer that specializes in abuse and neglect and she specializes in Lucas County and once she found out who the magistrate was she pretty much told me that shes so sorry to hear that i have who i have as a magistrate because shes very tough and she wont listen to anything i have to say without a lawyer and a strong case. She also wouldnt listen to all the details from the previous hearing a year and a half ago. I asked her, what if my kids aarent ready to face him and she pretty much told me, "oh well, theyll have to be ready because he helped make them he should get to see them. She seemed like she knew her ruling before i stepped foot through the door. I contacted the best child abuse lawyer i could that knows the juvenile court in and out and the GAL as well as the magistrate. This is where i need everyones help. Ive been financially taking care of my kids on my own, and i have my own house and car, and I bust my butt for everything i have. Anyone that knows me knows that im not one to ask for help even when i should. Today im putting my pride aside and BEGGING for everyones help in affording this lawyer. She has a $2000 retainer on top of 200 to 300 an hour for everything else. PLEASE HELP ME GET MY KIDS JUSTICE. God bless.