I really don’t know what to say that will make people want to donate money to two people that I hold close to my heart and have gotten into very serious trouble that will require bonding the out of a jail in an unfamiliar town and then lawyers fees.
Joe’s bond- 120,000. Linnie’s bond- 90,000
I realize those are up there numbers and they will take your breath away just looking at them.
I think some of you will read this and say they got what they deserved and for those people I want to tell you Joe and Linnie’s story, not for sympathy but more so you understand why and how they could have gotten where they are now.
Joe’s story- I think he was 11 years old or so when his mother left him in a grocery store parking lot and did not come back for him. He was alone and he survived bouncing around to different houses and even outside sometimes. Food was few and far between since he had no money, he would mostly steal from local stores and occasionally go to his grandmother’s house to eat.
Joe did what he had to do to survive. As a boy he was also abused in the worst way by a close family member.
He turned to drugs to mask the pain of feeling unloved from his mother and the abuse that took place regularly. These things are enough to make a person cold and unfeeling but they haven’t made Joe this way.
Joe is one of the most sensitive, caring people I know. He’s never been given a real chance to live life clean and sober and be a productive member of society. Which he does want, he just has never felt worthy of it. So, that is more of what I asking people for is to give Joe a chance.
Linnie’s story- Linnie is still very young at 20 years old. She has had tremendous hardships in her young life. Her father in whom she adored,committed suicide and left her feeling confused and empty. She also lost her baby sister in a horrible accident where she drowned in the bathtub. She found love and comfort in Joe.
They are now expecting their first baby. It’s a boy! They have been struggling to find work and even a stable place to live.
Joe saw a small light that in his mind would have relieved some of the stresses that comes with having a baby in the first place. So like I said at the beginning of this Iasking more to give Linnie and Joe not money but, a fighting chance! Thanks.