Thursday, January 23, 2014

Dear daisy,
 It is not your fault you are so brave and strong! Hang in there and keep your head up! You have so much support from my family and friends! One day when my daughter is old enough I want to read her your story I wanna teach her to be able to stand up for what's right! Your amazing! <3 much love

Thursday, January 9, 2014

I just read your story on I believe in you and I pray you will see justice soon. Stay strong and bright. You will overcome this. The world will see you story and things will start to change.
Sharon Schuler 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A message for Daisy from The Lightbearer....

We are aware of what happened, and it is another appalling symbol of what a denigrated mockery of liberty our nation has become.

That a young lady, such as yourself, can be so horribly and unforgivably be abused by grown children of such low character and quality is an affront to everything that humanity should stand for.

This was not your fault.  You should fight, and work as hard as you can to keep your attitude positive.  You are not alone.  Your story is known to us, and is now known to all of the world.

Since the system has failed you, we have chosen to intervene.  Even now, inquiries are being made, and plans are being put into motion to seek the justice that you were denied.

While no punishment can ever make up for what was done to you, it has become our singular goal to ensure that these people - and one in particular, and his family - will be made to see that you cannot attack one of us without fighting all of us.

If justice cannot be given to you by those who swore to bear it, and they are unwilling to set aside their personal misgivings and allegiances to carry out due process, then they have forced our hand, and we now work to bring them into the light, so that there is nowhere for them to hide.

We know who is responsible for this.
We are learning who aided them in escaping justice.
We have set our gaze upon them, and it will not waver.

We are Anonymous.
We are legion.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.

Expect us.

You will have justice.

Remain strong, Daisy.  You are not alone.


Sunday, December 22, 2013

Hi daisy, I'm adam and I just want you to know your a strong girl. Don't ever let anyone tell you different or that you did anything wrong cause that is nothing but a lie! It's never easy to go through what you went through but your not alone ... you have an awesome and loving family ...a great group of hacktivists who are sharing your case with the world making sure something gets done ...and us people like me and the others writing to you cause we care and love you. Don't ever give up if you ever need anything...don't hesitate to ask. Also don't be ashamed but be proud because this sadly happens a lot but because of brave people like you who come forward to try to stop it from happening again ...light is brought to it ...and when the world can no longer ignore what goes on the real change will come and it will be because of heros like you!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Cottey Sisters Support You

Dear Daisy,

We are current students at Cottey College, an all-girls school in Nevada, MO.
Some of us are from the United States, while others are from international countries around the world.
We have recently found out about what happened, and are extremely sorry that you had to go through this.
We want to let you know that we all support you, and are so proud of you for being so strong.
Hang in there, pretty lady, you are not alone.

Lots of Love,
Cottey Sisters

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Hang in there and stay strong! We're on your side.

I produce a radio show in Saint Louis; it is The Night Shift on 550 KTRS. The host of the show is Scott Sherman and the show is on the air every week night from 9-midnight. We have been keeping up with this case since it came to our attention and have been absolutely appalled by what we have read. I would like to extend the offer to have you do an interview on Scott’s show. The more I have read about this story the more amazed I am by your resilient nature. If we could get this out to our audience and it would make a difference to just one young girl it would be completely worth it. We would be able to do the interview over the phone.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you,

Kyle Buettner
Producer of The Night Shift on 550 KTRS Saint Louis

As a rape victim myself and now an dating abuse/sex assault advocate, I am so proud of you. You are standing for thousands of girls who kept their voices quiet or went unheard. I'm also so grateful for your family..especially your mom enduring all those pain and injustice... staying strong. I know it has not been easy at all, but the case will soon see its justice. There are people who believe you. Don't lose your hope and faith in God and humanity. Sometimes, it takes time.. but justice will shine. God stands with you, not against you. He was never on the side of the offenders. For that.. I know that for sure. Sometimes it takes time because this world is so corrupted. But your story will inspire many. Your story is giving so much hope and encouragement for other women who kept their voices silenced. He has been there with you.. and I KNOW He is and will be with you (even when we can't understand...) I'm praying. But I can only assume that.. you probably have heard many things that were told by so-called Christians accusing you and not believing in you in that small town. I want to apologize behalf of them if those ever happened. I'm a christian and what I do (I'm also social work student) really all comes from my faith in God.. standing with God for justice because that's what God stands for. I KNOW it is really hard.. but believe me.. it will all turn out okay. Yes your life will be forever changed.. but because you know how it feels to be like a victim... and experience injustice, you will be able to stand for people who do not have that access at all. These things like rape isn't God's plan.. beauase people unfortunately choses to do evil to other human beings... it isn't that He does not care, but He still redeems and turns everything around. He did with me. Now I'm so much stronger.. and have better understanding of all these victim culture and I work with many teens on educating healthy relationships and sexual assaults. Anyways, my prayers and supports are with you. Thank you for reading Daisy!

Linda Yoon

  I have heard of your story, not unlike what happened to a friend of mine nigh on 13 years ago.  She had the same doubts and questions you find yourself facing.. regarding faith.. the nature of evil.. and how you can face this.. She also had guilt and blamed herself some for what happened.. If she hadn't taken that drink.. it would have never happened.. Let me tell you what i told her..

As for why god would let it happen, it is simple. Free will. 

God's greatest gift to man is free will. The ability to make their own choices. To come to him thru their own will and not that of others. He has to let others make their choices.. including those who would do evil. For if he prevented them from making that choice, then there would be no free will to choose to do good or evil. Though he would grieve for the evil's done upon you and others. He must not interfere, but only help you get thru it. 

As for guilt, i do now know you personally, so do not know if you suffer guilt.. but if you do, let me tell you this. You were not at fault. It was HIS choice to do this to you. He is at fault. Regardless of what anyone says , this is and never will be your fault in any way shape or form. 

You will have people who are jealous of you, because of your beauty and intelligence. They will seek to hurt you thru words or deeds. Such as those who try to convince you this is your fault. Or insinuate you are a bad person because this happened to you. To them.. You must put them in context so you understand why they would do this. Then dismiss them as irrelevant. For they are really. Those who would see this happen to others and blame the victim are not really much better then the perpetrator in the first place. Their lack of compassion and basic humanity will lead them down their own dark roads...

As for your future.. How to deal with this.. it is not simple.. it is not easy.. but it IS doable.. The anger you feel.. the pain.. the confusion.. Use it. Take strength from it and let it fuel you to push on. Be angry at the one who did this to you. Let that anger burn inside to keep your fire and strength going til it burns itself out.. and you are able to accept it and move on.

As for not being able to dance anymore.. Let me just say.. My friend believed it was the end of her life as she knew it too, she felt she would never recover.. Since then.. she went on to dance with the Riverdance Troupe. Now is married with 12 kids (3 of which are adopted). her husband is ex-military. She still play's hockey on occasion, and has a successful career after she graduated college.  I'm not saying you will enjoy all this success, but you can see, you can be successful, in spite of what happened to you. 

I still remember all the hours i put into staying up with her after she had nightmares from flashbacks of the incident. Over the years we have become the closest of friends.. and i can tell you it changed her drastically, but in the end. Made her a very strong person.. one who never gives up..

I hope you will read this and take a little something away from it for the better. Hopefully you may understand a little bit more those questions which haunt you. (no thats not an october pun) I wish you the best of luck and a speedy recovery. I hope they bring him to justice and that you can move beyond this and live your life to the fullest. 



Monday, October 21, 2013

Hang in there and stay strong! We're on your side.



Stay strong, sweetie

Sweetheart, I am so incredibly sorry that you've had to put up with an insurmountable amount of bullshit. The justice system failed you, and the cruelty you suffered at the hands of those in your community is even worse. But you did the right thing by turning in the guys who bypassed all human decency, which took exceptional courage on your part. Thank you for being so brave and strong, for managing to persevere even though the odds weren't in your favor. Thank you for lending your voice to the thousands of other rape survivors out there, who were not able to stand up for themselves. I wish you all of the very best in life, and I know that you'll do great things because you are a remarkable young woman. Despite any negative comments you may hear, please disregard those, because you are truly amazing. Stay strong, stay beautiful.

Ann Veal
To Daisy, 

I really want to hug you right now. I want to tell that it's not your fault. It's NEVER the victoms fault for being raped- no matter what the circumstances were. It's not your or any womans responsibility to make sure she doesn't get raped. It is the MANS responsibility to know and understand and acknowledge that there are no conditions what so ever when rape is okay, because it's not. It pisses me off to think that that guy who raped had gotten away with it, [harmful message toward Barnett deleted by Chelsea] "Boys will be boys"- I want to BAN that quote forever, anyone who says it might aswell be pro-rape. 
I'm really am heartbroken what you had to go through, I can't even concentrate doing my homework because I'm so fucking pissed off, it doesn't even matter right now compared to this. I really want to punch that bastard and at the same time I want to hug you.I really hope you keep fighting for your rights and every womans right who were victoms of rape. I support you and love you. Don't give up.

Ella Heaney, from Ireland

To Daisy

Dear Daisy,

As a mother of a teenage daughter, my heart aches for you and your family. Your story makes me wish we could go back to the days of storming villages with torches and pitchforks, because that's what the town that has treated you so callously deserves. Instead, all I can do is hope and pray that you will get justice for what's been done to you, and that soon you'll be able to return to the path of growing up into a smart, beautiful woman with her whole life ahead of her. You're already at least part of the way there.

Please take care. I'm so sorry this happened to you, but feel honored to be one of a growing number of people all over the world who believe you and support you. I think you'll find it's a much bigger number than those who have doubted you.


Brooklyn, NY

A message from the UK

Hi there,
I have been reading up on Daisy's story over recent days.  It is a terrible story, personally, for Daisy and her family.  It is also, sadly, a story of our world today, and of how we have allowed groups of privileged, like-minded people to deny justice to victims.
The very least I can say is that I will be watching this case very closely and hoping that justice will prevail.  My thoughts are with Daisy and her family, along with my heartfelt support.
Blessings and all best wishes,
Simon Andrew Stirling

message of support

I'm so sorry for what you and your family have been through. Please know how much your bravery in speaking out and working for change helps many other people in similar situations. I hope you are able to find a way to recover from these horrible events and find peace and happiness in the future.

Anne O'Rourke

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Hi Daisy, I am reading your story in Australia. I'm not sure how to write my own comment so i hope you get this message through someone. You have NOTHING to be ashamed of, you are a beautiful young lady and DON'T let this detstroy you because if you do, they win!!!! I have a 16yr old daughter and I can only imagine what your family is going through as well. I think it's discusting what they have done to your life and also your famalies. You stand tall and proud, you have done nothing wrong. I find this sickening, to the that in America you are allowed to carry a gun anywhere and that's ok. But yet, they let some MONSTER get away with this. My heart goes out to you and your family, but DO NOT let this take away your pride and beauty. Always remember what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. The day will come where you can hopefully find yourself again and justice will be done to these boys. DO NOT give into them or any other nasty and cruel person that doesn't support you

Julia Princic

(Note from Chelsea: this message was moved from comments)
To Daisy and her Family,
I can't even imagine what you and your family are going through.  I have a teenage daughter and she was being "pursued"  by a senior boy, too.  Reading your story, I couldn't help but think this same thing could have happened to her.  Luckily, the young man moved on she hasn't heard from him since.  I know it's probably easier said than done but you have to find a positive way to channel your thoughts and feelings.  By telling your story, I hope you realize how much good you are doing, especially to younger girls who are just entering high school.  You have to BELIEVE in the bravery and goodness you are spreading and you have to BELIEVE in yourself!  Don't let the circumstances of that night rule. . .You are better than that!
May God Bless You All.  We'll be watching closely from Jersey!


Hello.  My name is Sarah, I am all the way in Sault Ste Marie, Canada. Iàm 26 years old and would just like to offer my support. Know that your story is worldwide and you have a big army behind you. I am glad a young beautiful girl like yourself has come forward and voiced your story, it is not easy. I once was a young teenager who snuck out, I drank alcohol underage, I liked to go to parties, I liked to party with boys, I had my share of sexual encounters at a young age. When you are so young it is hard to live in a cruel world. Keep your head up and keep moving forward, you can become stronger and you have already helped young teens. I pvred the Dr.Phil show in hopes I can one day show my daughter it and to warn her of the dangers out there in this world, in hopes she will never have to experience what you have. Thank you for giving hope, I do pray the justice system can give you some justice. Although the haunting of this situation may always be in your mind, you have a whole life ahead of you, when you are grown up I hope you can look behind you and remember the hurdles you had to climb and I hope you can blossom beautifully.
Stay strong,

Sarah :)


Daisy I hope the messages of positivity all reach you. Following your story and knowing how many others have gone through the same thing I want to remind you that you're beautiful and strong and please keep doing what you're doing to spread awareness and a positive message to other girls in your position. I've been through stages of self-harm and suicide attempts and don't wish it upon anyone, ever, and you especially don't deserve it - he's the one who is sad, pathetic, and has issues with himself. You can overcome this, and I'm glad to see there are so many people reaching out with a kind hand to counter all the wretched haters.

Huma Squids

Stand Strong, Sister!

Dear Daisy,
I am so sorry that you and your family have suffered so much since that infamous night in January 2012. You were a victim of a crime that night. Ever since then, however, you and your family have been criminalized. You and your mom have been so brave and strong in your pursuit of truth and justice. I am inspired by your courage, and I will continue to pray that justice is served and that your heart is healed. You are not alone!

Richard Franks
Daisy, please hold your head up high, you did nothing wrong, those who inflicted this appalling conduct on you are the criminals.   They will grow up to be full blooded criminals unless you and others who have been so mistreated by them... take a stand.
By taking a stand you will find self respect.   They cannot claim self respect after behaving towards others with such little respect. Please remember the 3 R's 

Respect for yourself
Respect for others
Responsibility for your actions

I have been where you are and you will now go through a huge growth whilst regaining your equilibrium.  

You are in my prayers.

Adelaide, South Australia

Friday, October 18, 2013


Most of the women I've been close to in my life were former victims of sexual assault.  An unsettling coincidence.  But it was also good to know that I was a man they felt safe with.

Here is what I learned from them:  You are better than Matt Barnett.  He is weak and you are strong.  His life is about to start sucking, and yours is still full of promise.  You are beautiful and he is ugly.  Even if you don't get justice within the legal system, these facts will never change.

But you will get justice.  You can fight this fight and win it too.  Know how I know?  Because you've already taken the hardest step.

Don't be afraid.  You are a strong, beautiful person inside and out.  Loads of people are rooting for you.  But don't do it for them.  Do it for yourself.  Do it for the next girl who has the misfortune to meet a scumbag like Matt.

Never give up!

Much love, and best wishes.
Just words of encouragement and assurances that yes, there are men out there who were raised to look out for women. I am the oldest of 4 brothers and any one of us would never stand for people doing something like this to anyone. 

Your courage is beyond belief. Stay strong and stay you. They cannot take that from you. 

Bob Lang
Columbus, OH
Dear Daisy,

I'm so sorry to hear about all the horrible things that have happened to you. I'm absolutely heartbroken after reading your story. No girl should ever have to experience what you and your friend experience.

All the people who keep saying you deserved it are wrong. You didn't. Nobody deserves that. You deserve to have your body respected. To be treated like a human being. Being violated should not be a punishment for underage drinking. You are not at fault in anyway. 

You seem like a wonderful girl and I don't know you but I feel proud that you shared your story in the face of all the backlash. It's incredibly brave for you to expose the people in your town for what they are. That can't have been easy for you and you probably helped many other girls who have been in your situation. You seem like a  very smart and brave young girl. 

That boy will get what he deserves, whether it be legally or through karma. He will not walk through the rest of his life without suffering for this. My hope is that because you've exposed this boy, that what he's done to you will follow him for the rest of his life. I hope that a google search by an potential employer brings up an article about what he did to you. It may take longer than we'd all like, but his justice is coming.

You are a wonderful young girl and don't ever forget that. Stay strong and do not let anyone tell you that you deserve it. Those people are WRONG. I'm hoping that you're having some counselling. I've been in counselling for 5 years now and I can't say enough how much it's helped me. Keep on living beautiful, there is a whole world you haven't experienced yet and you deserve to experience it. 

Emma G.

You have my support, Daisy and Paige!

You are so strong to have lived through this -- ALL of it, all of the horrible things that came along with being hurt that night -- and STILL come out swinging. I think you don't even know what an amazing thing you're doing for women and girls everywhere, and for generations to come. Your fierce strength and insistence on justice is mind-blowing. You have my support, admiration, and just awe. 

-Jen from Massachusetts 
Dear Daisy, 
I read your story. I am from Holland so my english writing is not as good as others, sorry for that.
I just wanted to tell you PLEASE don't ever try to take your life again. All those awfull kids are not worth it. I can't imagine what you beem through but you are a beautiful girl with a mom amd brothers that love you so much. And so much people that not even know you love you just because you are a strong girl that is fighting for justice. I be reading everything around you so I hope to see those awfull boys be send to jail. I can't do anything for you but i am glad so many others in your country are doing it. I even saw holly mary combs tweeting about you.
One day this all be over for you and I hope you can move forward and be happy. I hope life will be good for you.
I have a little girl of my own she is just 3 years old but she is my world and i can't imagine life without her. This must be so hard for your mum. To see you hurt so much. Please remember you are her world and please never try it again. She can't live without you and your life is so precious.
I wish you all the best. And hope everyday that there will be justice. 
A Smile Is The Best Make-up A Girl Can Wear ♥♡♥♡
Hi Daisy, nice to meet you.
I am from Hong Kong. I hv heard ur story from hk news..
I can tell you that i will support you and will pray for you. GOD bless you and ur family.
Hope u can read this msg and reply me. Thank you
Esther.   18 oct 2013
Dear Daisy-

I am so sorry for what has happened to you, and I am sorry that you weren't able to be protected by those who are supposed to protect you (the police, etc). You deserve justice, and I sincerely hope you get it soon. I send you a lot of love in this difficult time. I believe in you, and I believe you are strong and you will get through this. Though it may seem like you are alone, you have many people supporting you. I am praying for you.

With love,

Meredith H
Hi Daisy & Paige,
First, this is not your fault. At all. Some people will try to tell you it is because they were not taught well. Remember that.

By your estimation, I'm probably super old (31), but trust me when I say you are so amazing and awesome and strong and so many women I work and socialize with agree; so many people - men and women - around the world agree. I live in DC and I hope some of the work I do in my life can prevent more cases like this in the future. Good luck getting through this terrible time.

I am not professionally skilled in helping with scenarios like yours. If you haven't already but feel you need to talk to someone, feel free to reach out to RAINN at any time: - they specialize in helping victims of crimes like this.

I wish you all the best. You CAN do whatever you set your mind to!
Best of luck for both justice and coping with this horrible thing that was done to you,
Amanda F.
I just wanted to show you my support and let you know that I have signed the petition on and have spread the word and asked others to sign petition. Daisy and her friend are in my thoughts and prayers.

Darlene Geyer
I live in Columbia, MO.  and work for the Missouri Institute of Mental Health doing research projects that currently deal with alcohol misuse and abuse.  I'm also a rape victim from my days in college, though I did not have the guts back in the early 80s to come out about it as you have.
Just wanted to let you know that SO MANY of us are enraged by what happened to you, and to your family.  So very sorry for all you've been through, and really hope you'll take strength and comfort in knowing that we all support you completely.
Please, feel my hug I'm sending to you, your mom, and your family!  I would be glad to converse with you if ever it might help.  I think you will be a magnificent example of strength and victory when this is all finally done.  Best wishes, and please don't give up!!

(Note: Deb's contact information has not be shared to protect her privacy ~ if you would like to contact Deb, please email, and I will connect you)
Please understand that there are tens of thousands of good people in the world who are absolutely APPALLED at how you and your family have been treated!!  Don't succumb to the pressure!  YOU ARE NOT TO BLAME!  

After the Steubenville rape debacle, I came across this letter in which a rape victim outlines why she feels sorry for the rapists. I hope that this information  compels you to see that YOU are not the problem!  Our rape culture and Matthew Barnett ARE THE PROBLEM!!  Stay strong!!

One reason, from the article: I’m sorry for the Steubenville football players who raped the Jane Doe not because their actions deserve my sympathy or their status as local sports heroes, good students, sons or brothers warrants my regard. I feel sorry for them because they photographed their victim and mocked her brutal rape as if it were a clever inside joke between friends. I feel sorry for them because they are so casually sociopathic that they couldn’t recognize dragging someone’s naked, unconscious corpse outside through the grass and dirt as anything but a funny prank. I feel sorry for them because it took a jury of their peers and the onslaught of the feminist media to recognize what they did as reprehensible, not just what boys do. I feel sorry that any person has such capacity to harm anyone else and then broadcast it for social media consumption as if she were a boxing match on Pay-Per-View. I feel sorry that we still don’t know what abuse is.

And: I’m sorry that they are raised to be men in a culture that upholds violence against women as a form of masculine camaraderie and that anyone should have to teach them not to rape — that not torturing and victimizing their friend is a conversation that ever needs to happen. In this case, that conversation never happened at all, in a society that puts the burden on women not to get raped and then blames them for enticing men. We teach women that certain types of behavior provoke rape and that being modest and demure in dress helps women keep their virtue. I wasn’t wearing a short skirt. Did my blue jeans prevent my rape? Nothing can prevent rape, except not raping someone. Not being an entitled dick prevents rape, not your choice of clothing.

Best Regards,
Jude Sommerjones
Columbia, MO
Dear Daisy,

You are strong, smart, and so amazing. For you to stand up for yourself, and by default other victims, is encouraging. You are showing the world that women deserve respect. We are all supporting you.

Keep on being a warrior princess,


     I would like you to know that there are more people wanting justice for you then you think. Do not believe for one minute that you deserve what happened to you. Keep your head up and I will be praying for you. You hold a big spot in my heart even though I do not know you but I wish I did! 

                                                                                                    Love Crystal Emoji
Hey, Daisy I just read about your story in the news. When I learned about the circumstances of your rape, it hit very close to home. When I was fourteen, I was molested by my ninth grade Algebra teacher. I did not tell anybody for four years because I feared that I would receive the same reactions from people that you yourself received. Unfortunately my fears were very accurate.I come from a small Moron community in Oakley,Idaho. My perpetrator was a religious leader in our church, and many people refused to believe that he had committed the horrendous act of which I was accusing him. So, instead of laying the blame where it should have been, some people choose to blame me for the incident. The  explanations for it being my fault varied. Some reasoned that because I was fourteen, I was more accountable for what had happened than he because he was a sick old man. Others said that I must be making it up to get attention, or to punish the teacher for not giving me an A in his class. Whatever the reasoning, the media, in particular construed my character immensely. Although my case went to jury trial, my perpetrator was declared not guilty due to insufficient evidence. The week following my trial a woman from the community wrote a vicious article in the local newspaper, which derailed not only on me, but also my family. The most hurtful line in the article went as follows, "This young lady will be known as a troublemaker and a liar for the remainder of her life, in the town she grew up in. To all of us, she is nothing more than that." Shortly following, my  father was demoted from his position in the church. There were times when I felt so unloved I wanted to end my very life. However, through the process I soon realized that there were far more people who believed me and supported me in comparison to those who did not. Unfortunately, because ignorant and uneducated people oftentimes make the most noise, and are the most eager to hurt the innocent, it oftentimes seems as though there are more people who don't support you than who do. Through my research, I have discovered that the majority of people think that rape is wrong under all circumstances, and believe that the victim is never to blame. Remember this. There are some stupid people out there, but far more people who are sensible and logical and who believe that you are an innocent survivor. This knowledge has gotten me through some of my most difficult times. I am not pretending to understand what you have gone through, because I have never walked in your shoes. However, I do know that you are a very strong person, and that you cannot give up because there are thousands of girls looking up to you.

I was assaulted a little over a year ago and was told these things don't happen here by the officer. Was taken to the hospital and the rape kit showed damage (abrasions) around my uterus and not a thing was done. THANK YOU for fighting back and taking a stand against these thugs! You are wise beyond your years.
I hope you get the justice you deserve Daisy!!!
I am sorry I could'nt make it yesterday, but just know that Daisy is in my prayers every minute of every day.....

K-State supports you, Daisy! We're coming for the protest!

Kristen Tebow
Stand tall & strong.. don't back down.. watch ur back.. things will get worse before they get better.. lean on us ur fb friends

Laura Villers

Thursday, October 17, 2013

I always thought living in a small town would be fun, but I guess not every small town is such a loving place to live. I don't know what these towns people are thinking. They may get away with injustice here on earth, but in the end they will have to stand alone before their Almighty Creator and give an account of what they did in their lives. God knows I won't and cannot judge them, but they better examine themselves before it is too late ! GOD BLESS YOU DAISY AND YOUR WHOLE FAMILY. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers. Life will and can get better through hoping in Jesus Christ our Lord, SO DO NOT TAKE YOUR LIFE ! MANY PEOPLE LOVE YOU MUCH AND ARE PRAYING FOR YOU !!!!! IF YOU KILL YOURSELF THEN THEY WILL WIN ! DO NOT LET THEM WIN !!! MUCH HUGS. God bless and take care.

Scott Murray

Dear daisy,
I know what you're going through...I was raped by my father at 12 and he did not go to jail out get charged for anything because he is a pastor. It is something no one should have to go through. I have also tried to commit suicide several times. It is not worth it! The people in the town I live in call me a whore a lot. But there are some people on my side and I'm on yours! I won't go into detail of my story because it's too much to tell because it was continuous for 2 years straight! I still struggle with this today but just remember to keep your head up and remember you were the victim! 
With all my prayers,

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Hang in there!

Sorry to hear your story but you just need to know that you are stronger than these kids! You've already proven that, and you're a way better person than they will ever be! That scares them into trying to torment you. You keep your head up and held high! If I was closer to Missouri I would teach them a lesson for you that they would never forget! ;) You are in our prayers just don't let them control you're spirit! Keep on smiling! Roy Hunter, Jr.
Dear Daisy,
I am so sorry for the awful thing that you went through and are still going through.  I read something recently that I want to share with you.  It is from Elizabeth Smart, a woman who was kidnapped when she was 15 years old and kept against her will for 9 months. She was raped every day she was in captivity.  Today she is 25, happily married, and has gotten on with her life.  She says that right after she was rescued she got some great advice from her mother.Smart said her mother told her words can't describe what Brian David Mitchell did to her and that he stole nine months of her life that she will never get back. But the best punishment she could give him was to be happy and move forward. And dwelling on the past and holding on to the pain would give him more of her life that he doesn't deserve.
"When my mom said that to me I made the decision that I would never think that way, I was never going to let him get the better of me," Smart said.
I hope that you too will find the strength to move forward.  Do not let this incident, as horrible as it was, define you.  Your rapist will never get out from under the stigma of being a rapist, regardless of whether or not he is prosecuted. You on the other hand, did absolutely nothing wrong.  You did not deserve what happened to you.  Stand strong and know that you can have a great life if you choose to. My best to you and your family and to your friend Paige.


Paula Wiese
Dearest Daisy,
I've just read the story of the horrific events that occurred in January 2012.  I've read other stories like this recently, and as a mother of three daughters, it appalls me and hits me directly in the heart.  I'm sorry that you have had to endure such pain, and as you read many of the emails that are sent your way over the next few days as your story becomes national news, I hope that you don't take a strangers words lightly.  The world needs you, many other girls going through the same struggles need you.  You are a survivor, you will be someone else's savior because of it.  I know that many people will tell you the same things and you may start to think, "that's nice, but these people don't know me", well, this is true, many people who will write, do not know you, we do not know exactly what you have been through, or what thoughts you have, or what you feel like in the morning when you wake up, but please know that there are people out here, like me, like many others, mother's of young girls, other teenage girls, friends, people who live near you, and those who are far away, who believe your story and struggle and want nothing more than justice for you and your family.  I'll keep you in my thoughts, and I hope that you get the help and support that you need in order to someday be able to speak about your struggle and show other girls that there is hope, there is justice, and they have a beautiful, meaningful life ahead of them, just as you do.  

Warm regards, 
Ashley Judd

you are my hero

I am so proud of you for being such an amazing and strong young woman. I could never had stood up for myself at age 14 in the ways you have. I'm so sorry for all the terrible things people have done to you and your family. I hope you know that you are the kind of person who is fierce and proud and I hope you do amazing things in your life. You are the kind of human being who can if you follow your strength. 

Much honor to you and your family for standing up for truth and righteousness. 

You rock kid!

Betsy Broughton
My prayer for this child today and all those suffering from injustice, "Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."~Buddha
Dearest Daisy and Paige,

Keep Strong. I cant even begin to imagine what you are both going through right now. I just want you both to know, that you both have support all around you. Never blame yourselves for what another disgusting human being (if you can even call him that) has done. We are going to get the justice you two deserve. 

I want you both to keep your heads up, and keep strong. Never let any of the haters out there get to you. The majority of people want justice for both of you. I am sending you both my best thoughts and I want you guys to know that you have support coming from my whole women's studies class in Ohio. 

Much love,

I don't normally do this but your story hit me in a way I've never felt. I cannot even imagine what you and your family are going through. I have never seen such injustice, I'm so confused how the system failed your family. I am sending all my positive thoughts to you all. Do not listen to those horrible people. They are all weak and ignorant. I wish I could offer more. My cat always makes me feel better so here's a video of her. 

Anthony, CT

You are in our prayers

Dear Daisy,
Thank you for being so strong and fighting for justice. Please know that we all are thinking of you and praying for you. Because of your courage you will give young woman confidence and strength. I sincerely hope you find peace and inner love. May God bless you and watch over you.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  John Beebe, Marina Beebe, Rachal Hulin and Faith Hulin



Jennifer Bucher
Hi Daisy,
I read your story, as I'm sure a lot of people have. I'm so sorry you had to go through so much at such a young age. I'm sorry for your loss and I'm sorry that the town of Maryville is a terrible place filled with terrible people. I actually cried when I read that you had tried to commit suicide twice.There will be some days that are harder than others. Please, think of your mother and your brothers on those days. They love you, and so do a lot of people. Unfortunately, you've been pushed into the world's spotlight. While there are those who bully you, know that for every one of them, there are 10 more people in the world who love you and want you to succeed. They're not in Maryville, they're not with you, but they're out there. They're watching, and praying, and hoping that you'll get through this. They want you to heal and be happy. 

I know it's hard to keep going after something that terrible, but I believe people are put in this world for a reason, to change it. While most of us haven't been tested yet, you have been. You have the strength that the rest of us cannot fathom because you've been through something terrible and have not given up. I believe that one day, you will irrevocably change the world for the better. I believe that you already are, just by living. Every step, every smile, every day is a victory. Please don't ever give up.

Neesha Nadkarni