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Slide 1 Advocating
for the Passage
of Alina's Law
Advocating
for the Passage
of Alina's Law
Slide 2 Alina's Light Header Image 2 Desktop Blank Bringing
Awareness About
Domestic Violence
Alina's Light Header Image 2 Mobile Blank Bringing
Awareness About
Domestic Violence

SUPPORT OUR MISSION TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

SUPPORT OUR MISSION TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

Alina’s Light is a charitable organization established in honor of Alina Sheykhet, whose life was tragically taken in a senseless act of violence in October of 2017. Alina was passionate about theater and performing arts, and she loved children and animals. The mission of Alina’s Light is to honor Alina’s legacy by raising awareness & promoting domestic violence education through outreach, scholarships & donations.

Alina was loved beyond words and brought light into the lives of many. Her spirit remains with us, and she will live on through our hearts, memories, and stories. Alina will always guide and inspire us.

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“Why doesn’t she just leave?”

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The ugly, unspoken topic that our society continues to turn a blind eye to.

“It’s none of my business.” “She probably provoked him.” “He said he was sorry.” “It would ruin his career.”

Every nine seconds, a woman is battered in the United States. Every nine seconds, a woman is broken down and belittled by someone that is supposed to love them. And, every nine seconds, this woman is ignored. By peers, by authorities, and by the law.

Since Alina’s death in 2017, over 460 people have lost their life to domestic violence in Pennsylvania alone. How many lost lives is enough to reform laws? To start having tough conversations?

We vow to continue to be the voice that was stolen from domestic violence victims. For Alina Sheykhet, for Rachel Dowden, for Crystal Leschner, for Karissa Kunco, for Demi Brae Cuccia, and for the women and men displayed on our Wall of Dolls. We urge our communities to do the same.

In loving memory. 💜
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“Why doesn’t she just leave?”

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The ugly, unspoken topic that our society continues to turn a blind eye to. 

“It’s none of my business.” “She probably provoked him.” “He said he was sorry.” “It would ruin his career.” 

Every nine seconds, a woman is battered in the United States. Every nine seconds, a woman is broken down and belittled by someone that is supposed to love them. And, every nine seconds, this woman is ignored. By peers, by authorities, and by the law. 

Since Alina’s death in 2017, over 460 people have lost their life to domestic violence in Pennsylvania alone. How many lost lives is enough to reform laws? To start having tough conversations? 

We vow to continue to be the voice that was stolen from domestic violence victims. For Alina Sheykhet, for Rachel Dowden, for Crystal Leschner, for Karissa Kunco, for Demi Brae Cuccia, and for the women and men displayed on our Wall of Dolls. We urge our communities to do the same. 

In loving memory. 💜Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

SAVE THE DATE: Don't miss a visit from Santa himself on December 4th. Please consider joining us for a day of delicious food, fun crafts, and jolly memories. There will be fun for the whole family! ... See MoreSee Less

SAVE THE DATE: Dont miss a visit from Santa himself on December 4th. Please consider joining us for a day of delicious food, fun crafts, and jolly memories. There will be fun for the whole family!

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Vanessa Evans, Tom Evans this is the one we want to last year if you want to again this year?

Where will this event take place? I would love to bring my grandchildren!

Steven Kutsenkow

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Will it be at Montour High School Cafeteria again this year?

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What could be more horrifying than a brutal murder? Indifference and victim blaming.

September 10 was marked with a horrific crime in the Denver, Colorado neighborhood. A beautiful young woman was shot multiple times by her almost ex-husband, while sitting in her parked car. The man then turned the gun on himself. Their two little girls (ages 2 and 6) were a few feet away from this brutal murder-suicide, and ran to the neighbors for help, confused and terrified. The murder happened a week before the couple’s last court hearing that would have granted the woman’s divorce.

The woman, Anastasia Milkova, was gunned down in the driveway of the same house from which she fled 3 years ago, pregnant with her second child. She then filed for divorce, and her husband launched a full courtroom attack: making up horrible stories, bitterly fighting for every little thing, agreeing to nothing and even taking away the couple’s two children (temporarily, until the court saw through his lies). This war continued for 2 years and was finally coming to an end on September 16, 2022. Anastasia was going to be finally free from her abuser, something she fought very hard to achieve. As each shot rang out, Her hopes and dreams were forever shattered, as were those of her precious little girls.

What could possibly make this tragedy worse? Is it that this murder was carefully planned over many months? Is it that the girls still have to live in the same house where their mother was brutally murdered? Is it the uphill battle the girls’ beloved aunt, Anastasia’s sister Kseniia, has been forced to fight in order to be considered their guardian? Is it that every one in three women is subjected to domestic violence.

NO. What makes this worse is the callous and indignant reactions of those around us. Following this tragedy, social media lit up with all sorts of bizarre commentary blaming Anastasia for everything (from driving her ex-husband to abuse to neglecting her children while he shot her(!)). Others sang praises to her ex-husband’s purported professional legacy, and completely ignored the horrible damage he caused to his and several other families.

The truth is raw and ugly: our society still treats domestic violence as a woman’s fault. It still believes that professional achievements mean something when they belong to someone who empties his gun into a defenseless woman and orphans his children. It still, directly or impliedly endorses domestic violence.

This has to STOP 🛑 There is no one else to blame, but the abuser. Until we change the narrative and stand up for our women, they will keep dying. What’s worse, they will keep getting blamed for being beaten, raped, and murdered.

That’s why we are here. Alina’s Light is donating to Anastasia’s Go Fund to make sure that her final expenses are covered, and that her little girls have a chance to live in a loving home with her sister. We are here to stand up for every victim of domestic violence and to break the abusive cycle our society continues to endorse.

Donate below:
www.gofundme.com/f/funeral-expenses-for-anastasia-milkova?utm_campaign=p_lico+share-sheet&utm_med...
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What could be more horrifying than a brutal murder? Indifference and victim blaming. 

September 10 was marked with a horrific crime in the Denver, Colorado neighborhood.  A beautiful young woman was shot multiple times by her almost ex-husband, while sitting in her parked car.  The man then turned the gun on himself. Their two little girls (ages 2 and 6) were a few feet away from this brutal murder-suicide, and ran to the neighbors for help, confused and terrified. The murder happened a week before the couple’s last court hearing that would have granted the woman’s divorce. 

The woman, Anastasia Milkova, was gunned down in the driveway of the same house from which she fled 3 years ago, pregnant with her second child. She then filed for divorce, and her husband launched a full courtroom attack: making up horrible stories, bitterly fighting for every little thing, agreeing to nothing and even taking away the couple’s two children (temporarily, until the court saw through his lies).  This war continued for 2 years and was finally coming to an end on September 16, 2022.  Anastasia was going to be finally free from her abuser, something she fought very hard to achieve.  As each shot rang out, Her hopes and dreams were forever shattered, as were those of her precious little girls.  

What could possibly make this tragedy worse?  Is it that this murder was carefully planned over many months? Is it that the girls still have to live in the same house where their mother was brutally murdered? Is it the uphill battle the girls’ beloved aunt, Anastasia’s sister Kseniia, has been forced to fight in order to be considered their guardian? Is it that every one in three women is subjected to domestic violence. 

NO. What makes this worse is the callous and indignant reactions of those around us. Following this tragedy, social media lit up with all sorts of bizarre commentary blaming Anastasia for everything (from driving her ex-husband to abuse to neglecting her children while he shot her(!)). Others sang praises to her ex-husband’s purported professional legacy, and completely ignored the horrible damage he caused to his and several other families. 

The truth is raw and ugly: our society still treats domestic violence as a woman’s fault. It still believes that professional achievements mean something when they belong to someone who empties his gun into a defenseless woman and orphans his children. It still, directly or impliedly endorses domestic violence. 

This has to STOP 🛑 There is no one else to blame, but the abuser. Until we change the narrative and stand up for our women, they will keep dying. What’s worse, they will keep getting blamed for being beaten, raped, and murdered.  

That’s why we are here. Alina’s Light is donating to Anastasia’s Go Fund to make sure that her final expenses are covered, and that her little girls have a chance to live in a loving home with her sister. We are here to stand up for every victim of domestic violence and to break the abusive cycle our society continues to endorse.

Donate below:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/funeral-expenses-for-anastasia-milkova?utm_campaign=p_lico+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer&mibextid=j16qom

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This is so sad

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