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Family Law Legal Fund for Lacey

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Rachell Amaoui Lexington Park, MD

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Help Us Make a Difference in Lacey's High School Years

We are Rachell and Ahmed Amaoui; both Navy veterans, animal lovers and proud aunt and uncle to our niece Lacey.  Since March 2020 we've had the opportunity to welcome Lacey into our home and to be her primary care takers. It's been a fun experience, and one that has made it clear that it is in Lacey's best interest to remain with us for her high school years. 

We want to give Lacey a better chance in life than what she's been given to date and we're going to fight to make that happen. We would appreciate your help in making this a reality - it will not be easy or cheap to do!

Even though Lacey's mom has given permission to our guardianship, there are several obstacles that could prevent us from keeping her in our care due to Maryland state family laws. We're raising funds to cover the cost of an attorney and any legal fees. 

Get to Know Lacey

Lacey loves to read - she has been devouring books since she was a little girl. She's a creative type, who loves to draw, paint, make jewelry and dye her hair different colors. She's extremely intelligent and excels in all her studies. She's often a straight A student and has already taken two high school courses as an 8th grader.  She's a natural helper, fun loving young lady with a calm demeanor and the heart of a survivor. 

Lacey's Life Experiences to Date

In many ways Lacey is a typical teenager, however she's been forced to grow up way too soon in other ways. Particularly between the ages of 9 and 13 she was subjected to varying levels of neglect, as well as physical, mental and emotional abuse. Sadly, she knows what it is like to fear for her safety and even to fear for her life and she's not yet 15 years old. Out of love and respect for Lacey, we won't go into any further detail about what she's experienced. It's her personal story and one day we hope she gets the chance to share it and help others overcome the trauma of experiencing anything similar. But we've shared what we have so far to say this: we want to protect her from ever being in this situation again. 

As Lacey's mom said in one of her recommendation letters to support our guardianship, "Lacey deserves a chance to thrive." We absolutely believe that she deserves this chance. Through it all, Lacey has survived and found a way to thrive. Despite the environment of abuse she lived in during those core years of her development, she has continued to grow into a wonderful person who excels in all that she does - especially in her education.

Would you help us give Lacey the best we have to offer for the next four years by donating to our legal fund?


Wesley Brown

2020-07-07 19:47:41

Praying for your family and thank you for letting me help.

Marla Stanley

2020-07-07 20:44:44

We are praying for God’s provision, protection, and healing in Lacey’s life. Thank you for stepping into this situation to be hands and feet of love to her.

Nana and Louis Tabone

2020-07-11 01:54:02

We love you Lacey. II Corinthians 4: 8-9 We are hard-pressed on every side yet not crushed; we are perplexed but not in despair; persecuted but not forsaken; struck down but not destroyed.

Campaign Created by:
Rachell Amaoui Lexington Park, MD

$300 of $5,000

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Nana and Louis Tabone

77 days ago

We love you Lacey. II Corinthians 4: 8-9 We are hard-pressed on every side yet not crushed; we are perplexed but not in despair; persecuted but not forsaken; struck down but not destroyed.

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Anonymous Donor

80 days ago


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Marla Stanley

80 days ago

We are praying for God’s provision, protection, and healing in Lacey’s life. Thank you for stepping into this situation to be hands and feet of love to her.

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Wesley Brown

80 days ago

Praying for your family and thank you for letting me help.
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