Lukas And Family Recovery Fund

51772642_1602192688560486_r.jpeg51772642_1602192735510653_r.jpeg51772642_1602192808538966_r.jpegI have been dreading the day that I had to come out and speak about this. Some of you may know and some of you may not, but Lukas and I (his mother) we’re survivors of assault. A little over a week ago our nightmare began when I was feeling ill and left Luke with my husband to put to bed (which was not irregular). I exited my bath and found him with a bloody nose, swollen face, and bruises from head to toe. I had multiple items thrown at me and immediately called the police. There’s seriously nothing scarier than finding your child beaten and crying, and spitting up blood. I felt helpless and more afraid than I ever have. These photos were taken the day after the incident, he is thankfully looking and acting better now. We were both seen at the Emergency Room in the middle of the night and arrived to our (new) home as we left the place we had just moved to. From that moment on, we have met with multiple people and relived and retold our story over and over, in hopes of getting justice for Luke. We are fortunate enough to have a great support system and some wonderful people working with us until we have court for this incident. The past week and a half has been filled with anxieties and fear and self doubt. Due to our pending and upcoming court case, I am limited to what I can say, but we are healing day by day. I am on a leave of absence to be with my family and stay close to my loved ones throughout this.   Now that I have had the time to breathe and sit down, I was asked what could make things easier or better and I just want to do something to make my kids smile and to take my family away to forget about the pain temporarily. We will be taking a last minute trip to Disney World while I’m on leave and are hopeful to raise funds for our hotel, tickets, gas, food, and will use the remaining of the funds towards any hospital bills or attorneys fees. I am never the one to ask for help but we would appreciate anything. I’m hopeful to take this trip and see my kids and family smile at the happiest place on earth. God bless you all and please continue to pray for us.

Donations

  • Jonathan Smith 
    • $75 
    • 12 d

Organizer

Elizabeth Drash 
Organizer
Fredericksburg, VA
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