Tiffany Margaret is organizing this fundraiser on behalf of Jessica Telo.
Friends, family, and community. My dearest friend Jessica Telo and her two young daughters Mia, and Ana have heart breakingly been separated from her husband and their father. Igli Telo was deported back to his country of birth on December 14, 2017, less than two weeks before the holidays. Jessica and Igli have been working on Igli’s legal American documents for several years. Unfortunately the process is extremely lengthy, and with a race against the clock, they were unable to complete the process prior to Igli’s deportation. The papers are still in process, and legal fees are still being incurred. Sadly Jessica is now left with the financial Burden of supporting her two daughters, her father who has stage four cancer, and much debt incurred by this long running legal process all on her own. There is little chance that Igli will be able to obtain work in Albania, and if he does he will probably make less than $100.00 per week, which he will need to keep him off the street in Albania, so there will be nothing left over to support his wife and daughters. Due to legal fees to try and keep this family together, some of her closest friends are trying to come together quickly to give her young daughters a Christmas. But the need will extend far beyond the holiday. Jessica teaches full time, and on her salary will need to cover daycare, a mortgage, utilities, and continuing to pay lawyers to help bring her little girls daddy home. She will receive no state assistance due to her marital status, and the fact that as a teacher she is over the income cap (just barely)! Winter is here it’s cold and she also has to think about oil expenses for heating their home. This family was led to believe that this would not happen, that their family would be allowed to stay together while the proper papers were being processed if they continued to fight, which cost them a large portion of their income, and they did not have time to prepare financially for a different outcome. Please consider helping, there is no donation to small, and know in your heart that your donation will be a contribution to two little girls getting their father back!!!!