Mum and sister visit Martha – from 21st to 23rd of October 2018 – part 1.

“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…”

Martha makes birthday wishes to her Mum

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…

Unreal?
It depends from good will and effective actions of many people…
Let’s help in fulfilling those most-anticipated desires, wishes, expectations…

Walk on the beach – Arklow, November 1, 2015

Due to raising funds, Martha’s family limits flights to Ireland

The most important activities of Martha’s family includes caring for Martha’s good mental condition, and the fight for restoring justice for Martha – for FREEDOM.
For these two years the family tried to balance those goals.

One of assumed actions was visiting Martha once a month.
Most often two people went from Poland to visit Martha.
Most often those were Martha’s sister and her mum.
Single person trips also occured, but also a three person ones.
Despite the adversities, most oftenly, someone from Poland, from the family, visited Martha.
Different obstacles didn’t led to change in visits.
During one of visits in Ireland, Martha’s sister broke a leg.
For seeing Martha she hopped on one leg, because there was no time for the hospital.
There was no time – it was a choice: seeing Martha or hospital.
After seeing was the second choice: hospital, or a flight to Poland.
Decision was simple: hopping on one leg to the visit with Martha, then on one leg to the airplane, and in Poland – directly from the plane to the hospital, and the leg in the cast – a fracture with displacement.
At least one planned flight to Martha was gone.
Martha’s mum, before one of planned flights to Martha also severely broke her leg.
For a time she couldn’t com to her daughter, then she came with a crutch.
Two weeks before planned flight, one person from the family got injured in a car accident (a hit in the car from the back by another car – the effect: the neck in cervical collar). For the time of visit, the collar was taken off, and left in Poland/
The family had overcome different obstacles, but someone regularly was visiting Martha.
Today the family gathers funds and it has to manage them accordingly.
Now, a great amount of funding is needed.
Great amount of funding to lead the legal fight for freedom for Martha to a happy ending.

Due to this the family made a difficult decision, to cut costly visits with Martha in Ireland.
The family wanted to make Martha a surprise, and come on her birthday.
Unfortunately it was decided to give up the plan.

Now the family conducts extensive consultations.
Until the end of June, the family must be sure about the next actions regarding Martha.
Then the flight to Ireland is planned and a meeting with Martha’s new attorney – Frank Gearty, with whom the cooperation is coming very well.

We thank very much to TRUE FRIENDS of Martha from Ireland, who try, if possible, to visit Martha in prison twice a week.

Will Marta, in order to reduce the costs incurred by a family from Poland, decide to serve her sentence in Poland?
Will she want to change very good conditions in Dochas Centre prison in Dublin to worse conditions in prison in Poland, but closer to the family?
…time will tell…

Martha’s phonce call with wishes for her mum`

Yesterday, on May 26, Martha called her mum, to give her wishes on Mother’s Day.
She ensured her mum, that she loves her very very much.
She wished her mum to be healthy and strong.
Martha also promised, that for mum she also will be strong.

Martha had a grudge against her mother, that she lies to her.
Mum, for the 6 minutes of phone call with Martha is happy and smiling.
And then she cries and she is devastated.
(We don’t know if it is someone from the family or friends who accidentally let that slip. Or maybe Martha guessed it by herself, that mum had broke down after unfavorable decision of the Supreme Court).
Both Martha and her mum should be strong…
…As much as it is possible…
…not everything is lost yet…

Martha thinks about her mum all the time…
…not only on holidays…

Martha’s emotional talk with mum

On Wednesday, May 23, for the first time from the disastrous Monday, Martha talked by the phone with her mum.
Earlier, because of important events happening, Martha had to talk with other people from the family, including her sister.
Mum helps as much as she can.
And even much beyond her capabilities…
Mostly she tries to support Martha’s psyche…
This is what Martha needs the most.
But mum is also aware of enormous financial needs.
She’s after talks to take another loan to save her daughter…
TRUE MOTHER…

The talk of mother and daughter was very emotional.
Both fell in tears.
Martha said:
“Someday everyone will know the truth?”
and
“We will meet in a better age…”

SOMEDAY…
TRUTH..
BETTER AGE..

Martha’s mum and sister after visits in prison

Glad of meeting with Martha, weeping, tired… They return to Poland.

Highly recommended

“Martha was sentenced to lifetime imprisonment in Ireland. “If she wasn’t Polish, she would be free”” – article on wp.pl (in Polish language)

“Mum of Polish woman sentenced to lifetime imprisonment in Ireland: I’m not afraid that someone call me “mother of a murderer”. I know it wasn’t murder” – article on wp.pl

Mama Polki skazanej na dożywocie w Irlandii: nie boję się, że ktoś powie o mnie “matka morderczyni”

Source: kobieta.wp.pl/mama-polki-skazanej-na-dozywocie-w-irlandii-nie-boje-sie-ze-ktos-powie-o-mnie-matka-morderczyni-6210109626099841a

Martha can finally receive 6 cosmetics monthly

Martha was finally permitted again to receive 6 cosmetics monthly.

Previously, giving cosmetics to women serving sentences was permitted without limitations.
Complete ban was introduced when one of the prisoners received illegal things in cosmetics.

So now Martha can receive cosmetics, but quantity limit was introduced – only 6 pcs a month. Martha’s mum and sister, who will be coming soon to Ireland to visit Martha, had already agreed on which cosmetics Martha needs.

Statement from Marta Herda’s family and friends to Irish mass media.

On 25th of october 2017 we sent an email to television stations and newspapers in Ireland:

“Dear Sirs

For over four years now Irish media publish reports on events related to tragic accident involving Marta Herda, in which the passanger of the car died.

All this time all reports were one-sided: they came from the prosecution or the family of the deceased.

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