Mother of the Year

Florida banker’s wife left family to join Wall Street protesters

A married mother of four from Florida ditched her family to become part of the raggedy mob in Zuccotti Park — keeping the park clean by day and keeping herself warm at night with the help of a young waiter from Brooklyn.

“I’m not planning on going home,” an unapologetic Stacey Hessler, 38, told The Post yesterday.

“I have no idea what the future holds, but I’m here indefinitely. Forever,” said Hessler, whose home in DeLand sits 911 miles from the tarp she’s been sleeping under.

Hessler — who ironically is married to a banker — arrived 12 days ago and planned to stay for a week, but changed her plans after cozying up to some like-minded radicals, including Rami Shamir, 30, a waiter at a French bistro in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.

She swears she’s not romantically involved with her new friend.

Just try the Koolaid, see for yourself . . .

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31 Responses to Mother of the Year

  1. DeniseVB says:

    That’s just sad. No normal mom abandons her children to make the world a better place? Shouldn’t that start at home?

    To be fair, maybe we haven’t gotten the whole story, or what her homelife situation was. But I’m guessing mental illness is a contributing factor 😦

    • Mimi says:

      “She said she had been following the movement on Facebook, and the more she learned, the more obsessed she became with joining the demonstrators.”

      Obsessed. She said it not me. And her mother said she is being selfish which is also probably nothing new.

  2. Jeffhas says:

    Great, 4 more damaged souls that will no doubt need state supported services at some point.

    Brought to you by the most self-centered, narcissistic generation evah.

    They ought to call it ‘generation O’ – in celebration of the greatest Narcissist evah.

  3. 1539days says:

    I will try to refrain from a redistribution joke.

  4. Mary says:

    Stunning, really. Her mother is right.

  5. Lola-at-Large says:

    So in other words, she got caught up sexually with Rami and decided to abandon her family. Been there (the caught up part), didn’t do it (abandon my child)! Here’s her new boyfriend reading a despicably hip short story.

  6. Lola-at-Large says:
    • 1539days says:

      Here’s what you do

      Go to youtube
      Find the video you want
      While the video is on screen, copy whatever is in the address bar of the browser
      Paste exactly what you copied in the address bar into the reply window. Don’t touch the link at all.

      That works for me, at least.

  7. yttik says:

    “She got coffee and a granola bar from the protest kitchen before sorting laundry for two hours.”

    Followed by four hours of clean up duty? It strikes me as kind of funny in a bitter sort of way, here she is thinking she’s changing the world and what is she really doing? The exact same chores she’d probably be doing at home.

    Nah, nothing sexist about having the women do the laundry and clean up in utopiaville.

    • votermom says:

      Yes. She’s probably doing more domestic duty now than back home (just a guess).

      Sheesh, this thing sounds more and more cult-like every day.

      • Lola-at-Large says:

        That’s what I was thinking too. Should have brought her maid/housekeeper with her. You know she has one.

        • votermom says:

          Hessler has spoken with her family — husband Curtiss, 42; son Peyton, 17; and daughters Kennedy 15, Sullivan, 13, and Veda, 7 — just three times since leaving them. “Friends are taking care of them,” she said.

          She’s 38 and has a 17yo, and her youngest is 7. That means she had her first kid when she was 21 and has had 4 kids in 10 years.
          Sounds like the stereotypical existential mid-life marriage crisis to me.

  8. Lola-at-Large says:

  9. DeniseVB says:

    Her facebook page doesn’t have any privacy settings turned on…..!/profile.php?id=1128079000&sk=wall

    • soupcity says:

      Wow. Looks like she missed 7yr old daughter Veda’s birthday party. In a million years I couldn’t leave this tribe of mine (although the urge to run out the door screaming sometimes hits 😉 ). I don’t get it.

  10. Melissa says:

    I wonder who takes care of the bees while she’s cavorting around Zuccotti Park?

  11. parentofed says:

    I’m a big believer in getting this kind of nutty rebellion done in your teen and YA years. It gets uglier and messier when you do this later on. She’s too old for college crazy and too young for middle-age crazy.

    I push the early perimenopause theory, or the perennial spoiled me,me,me theory that is epidemic.

  12. djmm says:

    I think it is really just sad. But if she had not joined OWS, she might have met a new friend on-line and dumped her family for that person. Mid-life crisis or just plain selfish? I don’t know, but I am sorry for her family.


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