Disabled Army Veteran Sgt Padilla Joseph and Family

Campaign Created by: Rebekah Padilla
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The funds from this campaign will be received by Rebekah Padilla.

Total Raised : $12,293

Raised this month : $105

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February 23, 2021 started  out in a nightmare, my husband Joseph was arrested by the FBI for going to January 6th and I was terrified. Our nightmare had just begun though.Not only was my husband arrested and taken away but three day later our landlord evicted us with three days to get out. We had no where to go, and my three boys and I were for the first time hopeless. With trembling hands and tears, I called my brother and asked him if he could help... I didn't know he was going to add to my already growing nightmare. He offered my family a small room but what I didn't know was it would come at a price. He wanted $600 for just the bedroom my boys were sleeping in, another $200 for the room I shared with my niece, plus half and what ever we added to the expensive electric bill, and a few other bills. My head was spinning here I had lost my husband because of FBI arrested him, now I am trying to support our 3 boys. I am now working 3 jobs while dealing with all these emotions of what is happening with my husband plus our living arrangements. My mom finally came to my rescue and asked me to come live with her two weeks into living with my brother after he demanded I buy him a new rug!   Living with my mom has been a blessing, but I am still in search of my own home... which is not made easy as when I call and ask for availability, as soon as I say my last name many will tell me there is no availability others will say they are looking at the wrong screen. Others want obscene amounts of down payments, or others say they don't allow Felons.    My mom has been patient but I'm asking for your help to not only help financially find me a home but also pray Find a home my husband can come home to.


Update #16. 10/2/21. 3:37pm
October 2, 2021
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Spent the night at the hospital with my youngest. He was having a major headache, stomach issues, cough, bodyaches,  throwing up, dizziness and a temp. The doctor's ran all the tests, covid, strep and they did xrays... all came back negative... the doctor's said he has a really bad virus that's going around, to keep him home and hydrated. 
Nothing worry a momma more then a sick child...

Update #15. 9/29/21. 5:48pm
September 29, 2021
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We've fired our DC lawyer... she hasn't shown up for anything. She's not done anything.... Now we're fighting to get him a new lawyer from Michigan, one that is family friendly and will fight for Joseph!  Fight with us! Help us free Joseph and the other political prisoners!

Update #14. 9-8-21. 6:00am
September 8, 2021
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Josephs attorney went on paternity leave, and left a DC lawyer in his place.... now we're waiting to see who she will follow... If she will follow the requests and motions of my husband who's been a political prisoner for all this time or the DOJ who wants them to sit in jail... 
I am still fighting for a new lawyer and it is taking time and money. But he needs this if he's ever to come home.

Update #13. 9/2/21. 9:23pm
September 3, 2021
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Spoke to my husband today, he said that his COs have been giving them all hell over their masks and anything else they can find. He said that being a political prisoner  usually isn't so bad till the COs start in . I sent him some commissary and letters from the boys and I... So he'll enjoy that.
Also I put in for a new job... I'm praying I get it as it would allow me to be to be with my boys more, and better hours.. 
We got our AC fixed, which is another blessing!!
 i thank all of you and God for the many blessing he has bestowed on my family, because without you... I'm not sure what I would have done.

Update #12. 8/26/21 9:53
August 27, 2021
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My husband has been a political prisoner  for 6 months and 3 days as of today. Yesterday he had a hearing and at that hearing the prosecution babbled on about their need for more time for discovery... all while our defense sat there and said nothing... no bond motion.... no motions at... even after my husband asking him over 60days ago to start motions for this hearing!!!! The lawyer said nothing!... Now he claims we must be careful when we place our bond motions as we wouldn't want to anger the judge... "MY HUSBAND IS A POLITICAL PRISONER!"the judge already has it out for him!!!!!!

Update #11. 8/22/21 7:03
August 22, 2021
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Today was super eventful... as the boys and I were bring home a load of things from our storage unit to our new house my transmission blew up! Thank goodness I was just feet from my driveway and my neighbors are kind. Now I have to rent a car and rather buy a new car or fix this one... Lord please guide me....
Also Joseph's lawyers still haven't made any movement on his case... so I'm still looking for a better lawyer. I believe I have found one but hes asking for a large retainer fee... and Joseph has a hearing coming up this Wednesday! Lord please guide me!

Update #10. 8/18/21. 12:26pm
August 18, 2021
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Just finished talking to my husband.. His sprit is down and he needs prayers. He feels betrayed and hopeless. He told me that he doesn't see himself getting out with this lawyer.. and if he continues he will have felonies and will lose everything he holds dear(me and the boys). So hes begging me to find him a new lawyer. I'm at a loss... I don't know where to look nor do I have the kind of money they require to hire one... please pray for my family

Update #9. 8/18/21. 6:26
August 18, 2021
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I spoke with my husband last night, he told me that his lawyer and his co-lawyer aren't doing their job. They've decided not to do as my husband's asked and not file motions that could possibly help him get out. Joseph is so upset, frankly so am i. I am now looking for a new Lawyer and need prayers to find the right one. I may have to put the new house on hold as the money may have to go for a new lawyer instead... 

Update #8. 8/15/21. 8:08pm
August 16, 2021
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I've told my husband about the house and he's so happy that we have a Home! We can move in at the end of the month! My boys are happy too as each will have their own room and well have a yard for them to play in. I still have final paperwork to sign and moving to do but I'm excited and nervous. 


Update #7 8/13/21. 9:00pm
August 14, 2021
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I've found a home!!!! The landlords going to let me do rent to own till the VA loan and the bank loans come in... But, Thank the Lord I found a Home!!!!

Update #6. 8/9/21. 11:41pm
August 10, 2021
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Worked all three jobs today and I'm feel like I'm being pulled in 50 directions.. My boys are so awesome and my mom is amazing at stepping in but I miss them so much when I have to pull these double shifts.  I wish I didn't have to work so much, it bothers me to come home to sleeping boys. I miss so much of them growing up... but I pay the bills.... 
Talked to my husband today! His spirt is high and he has faith that the Lord has something good planned for us.I am struggling so hard not to cry when he calls,, i miss him so much. Its getting harder and harder to keep my chin up with each passing day that my husband is away from me. I just miss him so much, please keep him in your prayers as he has a hearing coming up....


Update #5 8/7/21 8:02pm
August 8, 2021
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Thursday and Friday the AC/heating estimate guys came out, both estimated in the 8-9 thousand range. I gasped at such a price! But, between the heat of this summer and the cold of winter to come we've got to get it fixed.  So I'm asking the Lord for a blessing. 

Update #4 8/5/21 7:10am
August 5, 2021
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What a busy day this will be.. I need to call a AC repair guy. Sometime during the night our AC unit went out and it's going to be hotter and humid then anything right now.  My boys are being troopers, "mom, just pick up some fans till we can afford to fix it" they said. But even my mom can't afford to fix it right now. 
Lord, I'm asking for a blessing, because I dont have it right now.

Update #3. 8/4/21. 10:16pm
August 5, 2021
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Today has been one of those days.. I miss my husband so much. Theres a ache in my heart that brings tears to my eyes. I spent the morning with two of my boys at orientation and getting their school schedules at their different schools... My youngest was taken to his school by my mother.
After a busy morning, work awaited me tonight.. and again kissing my sleeping children. What will tomorrow bring?

Update #2. 8/3/21 11:33am
August 3, 2021
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Trying to shop for school supplies and shoes for the boys! Nothing like seeing their faces light up as they get shoes they like and fit!! Thank you for your Donations I couldn't have done it without your help!

Update #1. 8/2/21. 11:05pm
August 3, 2021
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Just got home from two of three jobs today. I'm exhausted! Time to do job number three and kiss the boys and make sure their sleeping soundly... 


  • Please pray for my boys
  • Prayers for my husband's soon home coming
  • Prayers that I can find the right Lawyer for my Husband.

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