Justice for Evita
Evita was a vibrant, loving individual who will be sadly missed and leaves a big hole in our family.
We are seeking financial donations that we need for our long journey ahead. Every little bit will help.
The funds will be used for travel expenses, accomodation in Mexico and any professional and legal advice that we may need in order to bring Evita home.
Evita as we knew her on earth would be devastated at the amount of attention she is receiving at the moment, as she was extremely private and worked very hard to never be a burden on anybody. But the way she passed away deserves to known, people need to know and Evita deserves justice.
Latest media release below:
Posted by Andrea Sarmonikas
I have to say we where overwhelmed by the amount of support and love we received from friends and strangers!!!
Up until now we have managed to:
Fly mum and Andrea to Mexico and back home together with Evita in her beautiful Mexican coffin.
We held a beautiful and memorable farewell service where we finally laid her to rest after her long journey in the same cementary her late father, Andy Sarmonikas, lay.
We flew Andrea to Sydney to collect Evita's documents and private things from Evita's home previous home.
We managed to fly her Andrea back to Mexico to continue with the legal case.
A second and private autopsy was achieved after many told the family that would be impossible.
Legal representation accessed.
Andrea flew to the capital, Mexico DF, to personally update the Australian Embassy on the case.
We managed to launch an awareness campaign around the unregulated nature of the cosmetic industry.
Accommodation, food and transport provided for a total of almost four months in Mexico.
In addition, the family have received many blessings; so many of the costs of things and services have been reduced due to other type of donations, gifted services and attentions to the family without any money asked.
We can not demonstrate the amount of gratitude we feel and we acknowledge that a simple thank you could never be enough. But we still humbly thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Finally, the case continues and is moving slow due to the nature of this industry and the limitations we can't yet discuss.
So the family dedicates much of their own I've attention to using the media attention they receive to raise awareness and place pressure on Mexican authorities to move faster and do the right thing.
We do however have full confidence in the Mexican authorities to bring justice and prevent this from occurring again. This is was the chief of department in Mexicali has also confirmed.
Andrea is in Mexico full time and her mother will need to fly over once the case hits the courts.
Please continue to help us support the Sarmonikas girls so things move in their favour with out any more difficulties or limitations than what they are already experiencing.
Hi my name is Maira Guerrero I'm very sorry for your loss I live 30 min from Mexicali anything you guys need I am more than happy to help out with transportation guide you guys and with and legal action information you may contact me Maira.firstname.lastname@example.org I can tell a bit more of my self so
258 people have raised a good amount of money but we have not reached the 30K yet , we cannot slow down now. It is so good to see there are so many nice people in the world and Eva had so many friends who love her and are now supporting Andrea and Maria.
It has been absolutely wonderful to watch these donations come in to help bring our precious Evita home. In 3 days over $26,000 has been raised, I have found that amazing. Still needed to reach the intended goal is about $3,350. No matter how small or large, every gift will help. Our hearts are broken at the loss of beautiful Evita, daughter, sister and beloved friend. May God bless every gift and every giver. My prayer is that somehow the tremendous outpouring of love and support will lessen the pain and grief for Maria and Andrea.
My prayers are with you my dear friend Maria. My heart is broken for you, Andrea and the rest of the family, I can't imagine the heartache you are all going through. May The Lord's peace surround you and bring you some comfort knowing your beautiful girl Evita is at peace with The Lord resting in his arms. God bless you Maria and Andrea and keep you safe on your travels until you return home with your Angel. xxx
The family is now in Mexico going through the very sad process of bringing Evita home. I know they would want to thank each and every one of you for your donations. The donations have come from family, friends, friends of friends, work colleagues past and present, strangers, Gold Coast, Australia, Mexico and the rest of the world. The messages of support and prayers will give Maria and Andrea the strength to get through this terrible ordeal. Thank you.