I had given the last 8 years a noble try to gain custody of my son, spending all of my savings and my entire 401k on attorneys, but I had gotten nowhere.
Recently I started to represent myself, because I had nothing left. My 17-year-old son and I believed we would win this. While waiting for the verdict, I told myself that if my son was not allowed to stay with me that I had no choice but to end my life.
We did not win.
That night I sat at my computer crying, begging for help and praying for an answer. I searched for answers and for pro bono attorneys. I searched searches I have searched a thousand times before. This time, the FCVFC was the only site that appeared in the search.
I wrote my story in the “Get Help Today” message box on the FCVFC site and then kept searching. That night I emailed over 40 attorneys. Finally, at 11:30 pm I was getting into bed when I received this email from Jill: “Call me.”
I replied, “Now?”
She replied, “YES!!” We spoke for over 30 minutes while she heard my story.
I tend to get overly excited and put too much hope in other people, including attorneys who over-promise and under-deliver. That is NOT Jill! I have never met someone more dedicated to what she does.
Jill never forgets to ask how my children are doing, or if I need anything. Rather than just seeing us as a paycheck, she knows what we’re going through. When she wins a case, we all win the case. We celebrate the victories together. It means we are that much closer to getting our children home.
There are nice, kind people in the world, and then there is Jill. She lives and breathes to rescue people’s children. Somehow it seems like she doesn’t need to sleep or eat. I don’t know how she does what she does, because I can barely suffer through my one horrific story. . . . She has many.
Jill is the answer to my prayers in more ways than one.