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Help Tekla Get Her Life Together Again
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Ended Jun 30, 2014
I am a single mom of 3 kids. I was a psychiatric outpatient in full time treatment for 8 months and unable to work (depression). I have had to spend all my savings and go into debt for living expenses. My soon to be ex-husband ...

I am a single mom of 3 kids. I have been a psychiatric outpatient in full time treatment for 8 months and unable to work (depression and anxiety). I have had to spend all my savings and go into debt for living expenses. My soon to be ex-husband is a criminal lawyer making over $100,000 CDN a year. He is suing me for divorce, although I don't have money for a lawyer. The minimum wage is approximately $21,000. The cutoff for legal aid is $10,500. I made about $12,000 last year. I need to self represent in my divorce case. I have a monthly shortfall in my household of approximately $1200.

I will use money raised for living expenses, and for legal consultation. I can't retain a lawyer, but it would help me immensely if I could consult one from time to time.

I was am also being sued by my bank for a line of credit I used for living expenses when my savings ran out. I want to pay it. I just can't yet. I have other creditors calling and time is running out.

I am not special. This happens to many more women than just me. I am starting this fundraiser to help my situation, but also to raise awareness. Our justice system is failing us. It is failing me, and my children.

Like so many others, I am an educated, hard working, talented woman. I left the workforce to raise my children over a decade ago. With the failure of my marriage and everything that has happened since, I am struggling to get back on my feet. I don't know what else to do. I continue to look for work, and I know I can support myself, but I may lose everything first.

Please help me with a donation.

You may know someone like me. If you can't or don't help me, please reach out to them. They may need your help - groceries, babysitting, money, understanding, kindness.

Thank you for reading this, and thank you for your support.

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