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Where to begin? We lived a life where everything seemed like nothing could go wrong.  My children grew up with both their mom and dad, we'd go on frequent vacations and shopping excursions, due to our family business growth.  They had everything a child could want, and their laughs were the best.   Then the unthinkable happened , in 2013 we found out my oldest was being abused/raped by MY father for 4 years, he went to jail (for life) and thru the trial and courts, my childrens' father was by my side (I thought) but 2 years ago, I found out he was actually doing the same thing to my daughter for 3 years.  He too went to jail,  left my 3 girls and I with the worst heartbreak and horrible nightmare that we are still trying to get out of.  My oldest, Bella, throughout that whole time never made it apparent anything was wrong. There was a moment of anger bursts which were not normal coming from her but my friends and family would say "it's just being a tween". In fact it was not just that.  She never told, I found out through a butt dial from my father while he was with her, and in 2015 coming home early from work catching my childrens father with her.   She was groomed at age 10, tortured in the worst way and manipulated by both, all the while I was working full time and going to school. The people who I trusted most to take care of my children destroyed every bit of trust.  I tried to keep working, and deal with the family business, but without their dad around, they needed me. I quit my job to solely concentrate on getting them healed, counseling, hikes, nature, arguing battles of frustration. ..They went from getting anything, to really nothing as our funds have gotten low.   My girls who are now 18,13,and 10 are the reason I am still here.   My oldest daughter who was the victim, and I have decided to start a Foundation in her name, called RING A BELL.  I feel we didn't get dealt these hands in life twice to just sit back and not do anything, rather  help those who could possibly be in the same situation or have been in it. Thru the courts and trials, I've learned a lot and am disgusted by more.  My daughter, fortunately focused on school and made it into the University of Washington with a full ride scholarship. Made it thru her first year being on the Presidential scholarship.  We would really love your help to get started on our movement and start being able to help others.   We would use the money for making a safe place for victims to call in annonomously to talk with people who have been thru this experience, to give Hope.  We have the resources, the experience, and the love those who are hurt need.  We would love to make an app for helping victims,  as well. This abuse needs to stop.  There is always hope. We have already been approved with Secretary of State and our foundation is effective and opens 7/9/17.
Email us if you or someone is in need.  : [email redacted]
Thank you for your help,



  • Heather McDowell
    • $100 
    • 7 yrs
  • Margaret K
    • $20 (Offline)
    • 7 yrs


January Hope
Bellevue, WA

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