Michelle Wilkins Fund (Colorado))
Michelle is now just over a year navigating a long recovery -- physically, emotionally, and financially. She's beginning to share her story with hopes that her experience can give hope to others facing their own tragedies and looking for answers. Proceeds from fund raising on her behalf will help her write and publish a book which shares her journey and pursuing education in learning how to help others deal with trauma.
All funds received through this page will transferred weekly to the official Michelle Wilkins Trust Fund :
Posted by Mark Wilkins
It’s been nearly a year since the vicious attack that nearly cost me my life and ended the life of our innocent and soon to be born daughter Aurora. Dynel Lane, my attacker, was tried by the State of Colorado and on February 23rd was convicted on all charges by a jury of her peers, including attempted 1st degree.
As this chapter has now passed, I am trying to find peace and stability through my spirituality, and faith in humanity. That pulls me through even my darkest days, but I do not mean to suggest that it makes it easy. Sometimes the gifts and lessons of this time are my central focus, and sometimes even then I have to throw those to the wayside and cry and accept the cold brutality without looking for “deeper meaning” or “lessons.” How confusing is it that life can seemingly be so cruel and so beautiful at the same time?
I wish to thank everyone for their attention and the continuing messages, donations, and expressions of love and encouragement, not only for me but for Dan and Aurora and all those who suffered in the aftermath. Your continued support has allowed me not only to survive this, but also to thrive in the midst of a dark and trying time where every dollar… every smile… every message… every prayer… has been a comfort and a hug to me.
As for the future, my goals have not changed. I still wish to support a community with a center that serves people’s healing, for growing organic food, and for supporting art and pottery. But how can you pour from an empty cup? I will continue to focus on my own healing and allow that to blossom in its own time to something that can nourish everyone.
With that lens of love, we can make very real changes in our world that is struggling to keep up with our demands to make it a more peaceful place. *Be an activist, be an environmentalist, be an artist, and constantly shape your intention for being from love.
If there's one thing I've learned its that life is messy and hard but being fully present with all of it is way more gratifying than hiding away. Only that way can we be the change we wish to see in the world.
The Wilkins family deeply appreciates the support afforded to us by Stan Garnett and his entire team at the Boulder County District Attorney’s office. We are confident in their ability to successfully see that justice is carried out in a manner proportionate with the circumstances surrounding the attack on Michelle and the ensuing tragic death of her unborn daughter Aurora. We support the charges chosen by the District Attorney and believe them to be correct and reflective of what is possible under current Colorado law.
As a family, we believe that efforts to seek justice on behalf of Michelle and Aurora are now in the hands of Colorado’s Twentieth Judicial District, not in ours. As such, we now choose to let the legal system run its proper course and will refrain from making any comments on the conduct of the case until it is concluded and a verdict is reached.
We continue to be uplifted by the many messages of love, comfort, and solidarity we continue to receive not only from around the country, but from around the world. Our conviction that we are members of a global community overwhelmingly filled with virtuous people loving and looking out for each other has been repeatedly validated in the days and weeks since the attack. We are thankful and humbled by the support we’ve received and the many generous contributions made to aid Michelle’s recovery.
Michelle continues to recuperate – physically and spiritually. She has departed Colorado for the time being, but is in a familiar place surrounded by friends and family united in her support and well-being.