HI, My name is Belle Higgins and i am raising money for a man who deserves your help. Although i have never met him i believe everyone deserves a second chance.
Imagine spending 30 years on the run, in survival mode... what a life that would've been. Darko Desic broke out of the Grafton Correctional Centre on the night of August 1, 1992, 13 months into a three-and-a-half-year sentence for cannabis cultivation.
Belle Higgins, a practicing psychotherapist, said she “couldn’t imagine what he has been through in the past 30 years”. “He hasn’t been able to go to the doctor or have a stable relationship. He hasn’t had any family. He’s been here, alone, going through mental anguish,” she told the Guardian.
The concerned local said many people had offered Desic jobs, too. “I’ve seen so many people writing saying he’s got a job and roof over his head when he comes out of prison.”
Belle Higgins said she hoped people could look past his past “and see the beautiful side to this story”. “It is not often we get to see a good person rehabilitated – to get a whole community around one person is what we should be doing.”
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