Archive for the ‘National Domestic Violence Awareness Month’ Category
(Atlanta, Georgia, July 2016) – Propser Ortega is recovering from horrific torture, rape and assault inflicted on her by her husband, Aaron Uchitel. Prosper was rescued by her mother, Fawn Ortega, who grew concerned after not hearing from Prosper, and fought to get inside the house. She was close to death when Fawn rescued her, and her newborn.
Fawn says, “Her ribs are broken. He beat her ribs and breast saying her milk was useless and she was worthless. He tried to blind her so she couldn’t see her baby, he tried to make her deaf so she couldn’t hear him crying for her.” Aaron Uchitel has been charged with aggravated battery, false imprisonment and cruelty to children.
Fawn, and other family members, are sharing Prosper’s story in order to raise awareness abut domestic violence. The family has created a GoFundMe to raise money for hospital bills and other expenses.
Updates on Prosper’s recovery can also be found on the GoFundMe page. An update posted 4 months ago on Prosper’s recovery offers this touching message of hope: “We just keep rolling along – I don’t know what else to say other than that. Every day is another step towards some type of normalcy but normal still seems very far away. Despite that, we have beautiful people offering goodness in abundance, and that makes it worlds better…”
#1 The most outrageous action a judge took in your family court case
“The judge gave full custody
to my ex despite
concerns for safety
and documented abuse.
The judge looked at me,
and said,”Let’s see how
you like this separation.”
I am being punished
for being a voice
for my children
and trying to
protect them from abuse.”
Unstoppable Mothers © 2016
A Hero, Protective Mother bravely speaks out:
“I am a caged animal.
I am frantically screaming the truth
and doing everything I can
to protect my children
in a system that is
doing everything to destroy them.
I am a mother
who is terrified for her daughters!
The narcissist I was married to
was right when he said
‘If you leave, I will take everything from you! ‘
Leaving, I have lost my children,
my sanity and my freedom.”
Unstoppable Mothers © 2016
Watch NFL Players Stop Making Excuses for Domestic and Sexual Abuse in These Powerful Spots/CreativityOnline
Y&R and the Joyful Heart Foundation Show Football Players Including Eli Manning and Troy Vincent Saying ‘No More’
Actress Mariska Hargitay’s Joyful Heart Foundation continues its efforts to raise awareness and combat violence against women and children in a campaign that will debut on TV during “Thursday Night Football” tonight. Hargitay directed this series of “NFL Anthem” spots along with fellow actors Tate Donovan and Blair Underwood; the PSAs feature various football pros, including Eli Manning and William Gay, saying “No More” to commonly used statements made to attempt to justify abuse. The foundation teamed up with Viacommunity (Viacom’s social-responsibility arm) and Y&R to create these ads for NoMore.org in the wake of the recent controversy surrounding the NFL’s response to violent players.
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month. Much has been written about DV in the NFL, and we wish to expand on the issues of DV in our culture. Looking at all aspects of our culture from music to movies from sports to language and attitudes, it is clear that we have much work to do. It seems Americans have become even more tolerate about the exceptance of DV right in their own living rooms. Lyrics in music have become even more graphic and violent, movies too. There have been best seller books on the topic writing in graphic detail and romanticizes violence. PMA International believes it is everyone’s responsibility to carefully examine the violence in our culture and make the conscious choice not to support those that glorify and promote it. It is especially important that as parents, we take a stand against the violence that our children are exposed to. Monitoring what our children watch and listen to is essential to parenting children in our culture. Also teaching children about DV and healthy alternatives to expressing strong emotions will help guide the children in a healthy, peaceful direction. Lundy Bancroft has spoken extensively on this topic. His videos are important for all to see. Please view his lecture; DV in popular culture ( link below)