Please Support Natasha, a broken Mama

I am raising money to support my dear friend, Natasha, a friend of twenty years, living in New Jersey, USA. Natasha is in crisis. She is a wonderful and loving Mama to four dear children, aged 10-17. She is heartbroken, and simply broken, without three of them in her life. She is a victim of parental alienation and domestic abuse. She has been abused financially, emotionally and physically. Natasha is trying to claw her way through a dreadful divorce trial, with lawyers' bills she can no longer pay, currently leaving her with no representation and yet with an ongoing fight to try to re-secure access and contact with her children. She is not receiving the financial support promised nor due, leaving her stricken and little able to pay even her rent. She is fragile and isolated. Her abuser vowed to break her, and he truly almost has. 

Natasha is one of the most dynamic, loving, fun and caring people I know. We met as winter season workers in the Austrian Alps. We had the best times together, we worked hard, laughed hard and looked out for each other. The bonds we made have easily withstood 20+ years of not seeing each other much in person since. She has worked much of her life as an incredible professional Nanny, before the role she was born to do, becoming a Mama to her own four beautiful children, I, G, O & A. I may have only met two of them, but thanks to her beautiful photography talents, I have seen them grown up, seen that they are loved so deeply by their Mama, that they have brought her such joy and pride. Now she is a shell of her former self, crippled financially, suffering trauma, anxiety and depression due to living with, and trying to extract herself from, abuse, and of course from having to currently live without access to three of her children. Please reach out to support her, if you can. Knowing there are people out there who care, as much as any financial donation, big or small, you may be able to offer, will give her much needed hope. Please help Natasha if you can. Please help end domestic violence. Please help end parental alienation. 

All funds will go to Natasha herself, to immediately assist her in paying her rent and regular bills, to literally put food on the table, to relieve her of some of the extreme financial stress and worry she is under, as she regroups to continue fighting for resumed contact with her children and finally obtain a divorce. She is on her knees, in bits and she really does need your help.

We no longer live on the same continent, Natasha no longer lives on the same continent of her own family of origin. You may wonder why I am setting this up for Natasha? As a Mama myself, I am so distressed by her situation, concerned for her isolation and mental health, as well as the ongoing impact on her children; I had to act, to help. My help includes reaching out to you! I needed to do more than just send her supportive messages. Imagine facing a future without your children in your life. The fundraising is in GBP as it has to be in the currency of the country I, the fundraiser, am resident in. It does mean funds raised will go through me, to Natasha, to receive them in USD. Every single pound, penny, dollar or cent raised will be transferred to Natasha.

Thank you so much. I am hugely grateful for your kindness of having paused to read this, for your concern for a friend of mine you likely don't know, for your gift of financial help, for the hope you will be giving Natasha. Please, please do share this page widely if you can. Even without donating, your share may reach someone with whom this situation really strikes a chord and who themselves may be able to offer support. Huge thanks xx


7th June 2020.


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Rachel Mitchell 
Stapleford, East of England, United Kingdom
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