Martha’s friend, Katarzyna, who returned to Poland permanently, couldn’t be there for the first part of the recordings for “The Case for the Reporter” program.
And this wasn’t all about huge distance.
But now, on October 25, she did all she could to be on the recordings in Warsaw.
She left after her work.
She had such connection, that she had to ride all night, even longer.
Martha’s family had only few hours of ride to Warsaw.
Kasia rode 3 times longer.
When Martha’s family was leaving their home, Kasia, after 9 hours trip, was arriving to Warsaw.
Four people from Martha’s side participated in the recordings.
Three from Martha’s family, and her friend – Kasia.
Kasia is one of people who are bold and direct.
She knows Martha’s case in tiniest details.
Knowing Martha, knowledge about the facts of the case and Kasia’s character made that she wanted to speak in the running discussion multiple times.
But the discussion of experts was so vivid, that…
…she made it…
Was it worth to travel so long?
…And yet you have to come back home… to the family…
…alone… so many kilometers… Must go to work on the next day…
…must arrive to work… in the morning… not get late…
We wholeheartedly thank Martha’s True Friend – Kasia for all of her acrtions she undertakes for Martha’s good.
In this case to say, that a friend in need is a friend indeed, is to say nothing. SHE IS A TRUE FRIEND. Since the moment of accident, March 26, 2013, she supports Martha in everything.
From the beginning, she acted for Martha’s good as much as she could.
Even in the tough situations, she could find possibly best solutions.
Tough decisions, difficult arrangements, all were made in a tight circle of four women: Martha, Monika (Martha’s sister), Martha’s Mum, and Katarzyna.
In the circle of Katarzyna and Monika, the decision was made to change the attorney as fast as possible.
Sadly, Martha was already in jail, and she couldn’t be firm enough towards the first attorney.
(The change of attorneys, not without problems, was only achieved on May 20, 2018. Far too late.)
Later the decision to go to Irish media was made (Independent was chosen)
One true friend is worth more than a thousands of colleagues.
We wanted to do this for a long time.
For a while we held back.
We didn’t want to disclose the personalities of people, who wish Martha well, and help her.
But now we can not hold ourselves.
We don’t take “secret” actions.
We have nothing to be ashamed of.
The reason to be ashamed have those, who have some powers to do something, but do nothing.
Injustice must be stigmatized, but noble actions need praise and thanks.
We do not always know everything, not everything we are capable to notice.
Please forgive us if we miss something.
But we at least start making our thanks somehow.
If we start now, then maybe we will miss less of important things.
And we would like to notice, appreciate everything, thank for everything.
We want to do it in some order.
Different people joined helping Martha on different stages.
They tried in many ways, and they try still.
We don’t want to forget about that.
There are people, who helped in exceptional way. No words can describe our gratitude for their actions.
There are people, who helped differently.
But help and nobility is not a thing that can be measured, weighed, compared…
We’re grateful to Everyone.
Because “there are more people of good will And this world won’t perish thanks to them” (words of a renowned Polish song) We want to start now, so we can manage to thank everyone… …before Martha… …will manage to get out to freedom…
…we will thank once more…
Let our Gallery be an encouragement for many other, sincere people.
(presenting names of people that are not public persons will always be only after getting the consent of the person we want to thank.
Sometimes we will present only a first name, and sometimes… we will leave a blank spot for filling in some other “better time”)
On Thursday, October 25, in the Polish Television studio in Warsaw, the next part for the reportage “The Case for the Reporter” was recorded.
This time a vivid discussion was recorded.
After showing a short material recorded on October 11, the discussion began.
The short fragment recorded earlier handled Martha’s case exceptionally well, and was a very good introduction to the discussion.
Invited experts had very much to say.
Martha’s case is exceptionally shocking.
But in that case, there are many details not always presented truthfully. Maybe unnecessarily, instead of concentrating on help, too much time of the discussion was used to establish or correct the details of the case. Maybe…
It’s important that such discussion took place…
It’s important, that Martha’s case can’t be just forgotten…
It’s important, that Martha’s case can not be considered closed, just as Ireland wants…
It’s important, that there are people who want to help…
It’s important, that there are chances…
The discussion was very vivid and lasted longer than planned.
And it would last even more…
We don’t know what part of the discussion will be used in final reportage.
But after watching the first part, we are certain, that whole reportage will be carried out very well, and we thank very much for it right now…
We thank the invited experts for practical advice.
It is possible, that after airing there will be some actions for restoring justice for Martha.
We will inform about the date of airing of the program when we will know it.
We know that this will be in November. Probably somewhere near half of November.
After recording finished, Martha called the family and she managed to wholeheartedly thank Mrs Elżbieta Jaworowicz.
It was very kind and warm talk.
We are grateful to Mrs Elżbieta for giving strength and cheering Martha during the phone call.
“Tuesday was the day, when first two hours we’ve spent hugging, as always, and talking on endless subjects…
Next entry to the visiting room started with welcoming by mrs Governor of all present people, between which were teachers and representatives of International Red Cross Organization.
The purpose of the meeting was to introduce the idea of promoting and work of the organization, and a first aid demonstration by Martha and another woman.
On this meeting, certificates were given to four women, as International Volunteers of Red Cross, including Martha.
Next was a surprise – a performance of women, who sang 3 songs with a guitar. This was them most touching element to us…
Tears were streaming down… when we heard the words abount a sister, mum, and that “someday I will fly from here…”
At the mere memory of it, our eyes get wet from emotions…
Next there were congratulations, thanks, hugs, words of encouragement for the future…
And a nice last part – coffee drunk together, with a cake.
We’ve given our portions to Martha, so she can have something sweet for later… because what else could we do…
Then hard parting… So many feelings, still to little of time spent together, to little, to short…
This was our last meeting, almost torn hands and hearts…
When will we meet again??? We don’t know…”
“Visiting Marttha: 21st of October – 23rd of October 2018
Meeting on sunday, after few months (since April) started with tears of emotion. Feelings took us over so much, that only thing we could do was to swallow bitter tears, without the possibility to say a word…
We’ve only looked at Martha, and she looked at us, and we held our hands tight together…
After some time we started talking.
And so, not knowing when, the visit time passed.
On the next day, we were full of enthusiasm from the possibility of meeting, so the time passed even quicker, full of mixed emotions, from joy, through helplessness, anger, sadness…”
Today Martha made a phone call to her Mum.
She gave special birthday wishes for her Mum.
She remembered, as always.
She wished her mum for her to live as long as possible, no shorter than 100 years.
She wished her mum for her to be always smiling, no matter the situation that happened.
She wished her mum for her to be always happy…
And what will Martha wish for her Mum in the next year?
Will it be from the same place?
We hope NOT.
May it be personally.
May it by from freedom…
Those would be the best wishes for Mother…
It depends from good will and effective actions of many people…
Let’s help in fulfilling those most-anticipated desires, wishes, expectations…
On October 11, first recordings for the coverage about Martha’s case were made.
The shots were taken at Martha’s mother’s house.
A reportage by Mrs Elżbieta Jaworowicz, “Case for the Reporter” is made.
On this day, statements of Martha’s family and close ones were filmed.
Refreshing the tragedy that affected Martha is always painful, and it’s always emotional.
It’s always hard to talk about it…
In the same time, it’s so difficult to convey pain, suffering, harm, the feeling of injustice…
We thank very much to Mrs Elżbieta Jaworowicz and the Polish Television production staff for taking interest in Martha’s case.
We hope, that the reportage will contribute to restoring justice in Martha’s case.
“This is a photo of Martha from years ago, which I found in the closet. This photography reminds how much Martha loved life, her family and her friends before the tragedy. It’s difficult to accept the sentence she received despite the fact we don’t have contact with Martha. I can only imagine how her family suffers, and misses her.”