To whom this may concern
My name is Mike
I am a father of 2 beautiful girls and 3 very beautiful grandchildren. They are my life my heart and soul.
When my oldest was 17 she was hunted by an abductor, a predator, an abuser.
I lost her when she had been convinced to leave with this man.
Her mother and I were divorced and I was living in California at the time.
I spent years looking for her. I spent every penny I had and lost a home and most of my life trying to find her.
When she was 22 she had contacted me. He had married her and had 2 children with her.
The story she told me was of torture both physical and mental abuse for years this went on.
I tried to help her but until 2 weeks ago not even the police in her area of Florida would help.
We finally got CPS involved and I was able to borrow money on a credit card to get her and the children out of that situation.
They have lost everything to this man. They have endured so much pain and torture from this man.
I am doing everything I can to help them but I am a retired engineer and my SSI does not cover the cost for food and more that they need.
We have gone to charities, we have signed her up for welfare and food stamps but since she ran from Florida, and she is not a resident of California for over 6 months no agency will help her.
My food stamps were cut off down to $20 per month. I cannot even make it for myself so I need help for them.
It will be 6 mont5hs to wait to get her any help which is very ridiculous! She was running for her life! But every county agency and legal help center tells us she has not been here long enough.
I need help please. I do not want to lose her or have my grand kids go back to that horrible life.
I have been calling so many places trying to get her and the kids help.
They lost everything when they came out here. Clothing, toys, woman stuff for their mom.
They came with pretty much the cloths on their backs.
My girl friend and I have been trying to help them. We have limited funds and food is getting very tight. Will be tight for a few months until she can get the services she needs and the help she needs to get through this.
Please I have searched and fought to get her home. I in my heart want to help her so much and keep my family finally home with me.
I served my country, I served my country after the military as a teacher working for military contractors. I had a heart attack and stroke due to over working.
I took an oath at one time of my life, to lay down my very life for this country, to protect the rights and freedoms of our country, to insure that the families of the US and any other families around the world that wanted freedom to pursue life liberty and freedom.
Because of jurisdiction, because of interstate laws, because this country, with every call I am making to get help, I am blocked.
Unless I have money, unless I am stronger, my dreams of my family will die!
All I am asking is for someone to help, someone to recognize, and for maybe the families of the US, the companies of the US or anyone who understands what I am talking about her to stand up and help please .
They literally lost everything when they got on a plane to escape him.
We need toys, clothing and food and if anyone can help with lawyer or know of a lawyer that would help please help.
Here are their ages and sizes.
10 year old girl:
Size 14 pants / shirts
Loves monster high stuff and winks club stuff
4 Year old girl:
Size 8 pants Size 10 in shirts
Shoes: 12 1/2 wide in kids.
She loves Dora the explorer and anything princess.
My older daughter 28 their mother is size:
Shirt size: XL
Pant size: 24 Wide
Shoe size: 8 1/2 Wide woman's
She needs clothing for looking for work. She has worked in Walmarts Deli in Florida and is a good worker.
She is trying to get settled in and find work near our home to help out. She needs clothing for that and some clothing items for non working.
We have gone to shelters to get food. Unfortunately the food they give us is good and we are very thankful for it but it does not cover the needs or the health needs of my grand kids.
My daughter has Diabetes also so do I and most of the free food we get is from bakeries and is full of carbs and sugar so the help we are getting is really bad for us.
We are out of medication also so it is really bad for us.
If we can get discounts, donated food or coupons, vouchers for some kind or some sort of help with food that is healthier then free week old donuts and cake and rice that would help the kids also.
Also some female things, something for my oldest daughter, the mother of my 2 grand babies.
She has lost so much been put through so much that something to make her feel pretty and nice, some sort of personal care stuff or pretty make up.
This guy beat her told her daily she was ugly and fat. I want to give her some thing to help her look pretty and make her feel better about herself to help her start healing.
I want so much to give my daughter what she very much need and I want to very much with my entire heart to give my granddaughters the home and secure loving family they never had.
If you can help please help us.
My girl friend has been helping but the credit card is getting maxed and she cannot help and it is very much starting to wear on our personal relationship also.
Trying to get help for our family and trying to get services has drained our resources. In the past 2 weeks the phone calls and the gas involved in getting to places all over San Diego just to find out that we can not get help is to the point that I can not afford gas.
Everyone tells me to go to these places but due to the situation they can not help for 6 months.
I am not ashamed to ask. I did my service I gave to this country all I am asking is that my family get some help also........
All I ask is for compassion for them and what they went through....please help us if you can......Thank you