My best friend was assaulted over a year ago. Please read and advise.

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My best friend was assaulted over a year ago. Please read and advise.
Thu, 09-13-2012 - 7:00am

This is my first post and I need help. My best friend was assaulted last year and she has PTSD, depression, panic attacks, and severe social anxiety now. I was told that I'd probably find some information here about medical help for her. She and her husband are pretty close to losing their house due to medical expenses. She has two EMDR therapy sessions a week ($70.00) and about eight prescriptions a month, the cheapest of which is $30.00. She also sees three specialists per month at $35.00 per visit. 

She has basically given up. Yes, she has tried suicide. She said she would be "worth more dead than alive" because no one would have to pay for her to live. 

Several friends and I have set up a fundraiser for their family. The problem is, I don't know how to go about getting the word out. I'm not net savvy. I figure I'm on the computer all day at work so why would I want to be on it at night. I'm paying for that now. 

Where could I get the word out about this fundraiser? I told facebook and twitter people about it. I don't know where to go now or who would be capable of finding an audience for it. The site that is hosting the fund raiser has verified that the police report is real and it's linked there on the fundraiser. 

I want to help her and my hands are tied. Can you help me figure out where to promote this? 

I am NOT soliciting funds here. I want to show you the fundraiser so you all will have an idea of what audience I need to go in search of. 

WARNING: There is a jarring photo on the page showing the damage to her face. Personally I find the look in her eyes to be worse than her physical injuries. 

This is what I am working with. Where do I go from here? If you read the update page, the update right now, tells how they were using Dawn Dish Liquid as shampoo, bodywash, laundry and dishwasher liquid. And that's not even the half of it. 

Many thanks for letting people ask questions. I didn't know where else to put it.