In the last year and a half, as I recovered from emergency open-heart surgery, things have gone from bad to worse. Defrauded by a dishonest lawyer, I lost what little funding I collected almost immediately, and, without legal representation, I lost ground steadily, until finally, my sons were taken from me yet again.
Worse still, I recently discovered why I became sick in the first place; I was secretly and deliberately poisoned over a period of at least five months, until, in February of 2016, I was taken by ambulance to the hospital, close to death.
Despite having extensive medical documentation of my sudden, catastrophic illness, hair samples from the time in question that are ready for testing, and an eyewitness to the poisoning, the local police informed me that I myself would have to provide laboratory testing results in order for them to open an investigation into my attempted murder, and the county and state law enforcement authorities have referred me back to the local police when I went to them for help.
This means that, while fighting two custody battles that I have no money to pay for, I must somehow pay for a forensic toxicologist to identify the poison that was used, and then pay for laboratory testing of the hair samples I've retained from the period of my illness to confirm the presence of the toxin so that the police no longer have an excuse not to do their jobs.
Meanwhile, I've been relentlessly harassed via mail, email, text, and phone by an individual connected to my wife, who has also harassed the people who tried to help me the most.
A broken social services system that is designed to protect women and children, but which has no safeguards against abuse by dishonest and malicious people, has been repeatedly weaponized against me, further worsening my situation.
I am tens of thousands of dollars in debt, and the local gatekeeper organization for pro bono legal services has denied my applications repeatedly under various pretexts.
Less than two weeks ago, my oldest son was treated at a mental health facility for depression and suicidal thoughts, which he expressly stated were due to the loss of his baby brother, who has been taken across the continent, and the loss of his father, due to damaging custody actions. He has been repeatedly denied the opportunity to speak on his own behalf about my parenting, his abuse at the hands of my wife, and his anguish at being separated from his father and baby brother. He is ten years old, and has thought about killing himself because his mother and stepmother turned his life into a battleground and tore his family apart.
Realizing that I now know the truth about why I nearly died, his mother has taken steps to take him away from me completely, and I have nothing left with which to defend myself.
My children need my help, and I need yours in order to help them. One of them is in the hands of a sociopathic, would-be murderer, and the other is in danger of taking his own life due to the selfish and malicious acts of a parent who sees his welfare as secondary to her desire for complete control.
The law has failed us. The social safety net has failed us.
We need your help. Now, before things get any worse.