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I am Susanne, 43 years old from Denmark.
I have to great sons which are 21 and 15 years old.
I chose in 2004 to move to Egypt after visiting the country in 2003. This has cost me a lot in all ways but it has also given me the most amazing moments in my life. Both my sons have been with me while living there but 4 years ago the oldest one went to DK to study.
I have during my time there worked as a Tour leader, as a Sales Manager for Danish Company which was sponsored by the Danish embassy and for the last 4 years as an Online Marketing Manager for an American Company.
Last year in January 2011, Egypt faced the revolution which became a turning point for the country. It also became a turning point in my life!
I march 2011 I was attacked by 2 men. I was beaten very bad, sexually assaulted and robbed. This incident did cost me my self-confidence, my judgment, my smile & joy and my sanity which in the end did cost me my job and our home. From having a structured life with a warm home, a good job and friends which we considered family we suddenly had nothing. There was no choice but to leave Egypt and return to Denmark because in Egypt you need a job to survive!
It was good to come to Denmark again and I am much better. Even though Denmark is a beautiful country and this is where I was born and have lived for 35 years then I do not feel home here anymore. Both my young son and I are struggling to fit in, to feel comfortable and to get a life running but we can’t. I do not have family, my father and mother passed away and the rest of the family that is left I lost when I chose to move to Egypt. Also most friends did disappear!
It may seem strange that I have the desire to go back to the place which took away my dignity and honor but both my young son which is more Egyptian than Danish feel this is where we belong. I have always considered Egypt to be the safest place to be and what did happen to me could happen anytime anywhere. We always just don’t believe it happens to our self!
I have no doubt that I will find a job in Egypt again as I am a qualified professional woman. But to find one will take time and I will need to be present there, otherwise no employer will make an appointment with me. And to be there, to establish a home, go to interviews and basic living expenses then I need funds to support that. This I can not provide for us. So I am with this blog seeking people, funds, sponsors, companies which find my story touching and which have the willingness to help us!
We all have a right to see if we can find help to the situation we are in… People ask to be supported and funded to get plastic operations like new breasts and botox. People ask to be supported and funded to live out their dreams of acting, singing or to be able to the sport they like. I think my pledge, a pledge to get back to life for my son and myself is worth to think about and should be a happiness to help out.
In advance I thank you all for reading my story and for the possible help you might feel to give us.
I can be contacted on following email: (email removed)
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