Help me save my daughter, please?

$1,690 of $2,200 goal

Raised by 13 people in 35 months
Neil Bowers   NASHVILLE, TN
I'm asking for help, much as I hate to, because I need to get my daughter back. Her mother went in the hospital, and her grandmother lied to the courts to get an emergency custody order without contacting me. Less than two weeks later, her mother died, and her grandmother is trying to keep her permanently.

I have spoken with an attorney, but I need a $1650 retainer before she can help me. I have no idea how much it will cost me total, but this is definitely my first goal. Unfortunately, I need to raise this quickly, and can't use a credit card or any other means of credit.

I'm worried about my daughter. She needs medical care, psychiatric therapy, and a safe home, and I just don't believe she'll get any of that until I get her back. I say this because after her mother's death, I learned that everything I knew about their lives for the past few years was a lie. She's been neglected, living alone with her raging alcoholic mother, caring for herself and her mother more often than not, and all the closest adults in her life knew this and lied to me about it.

Please help me raise these attorney's fees so I can start the proceedings to get her home with me as soon as possible. I can't express how important this is to me, or how grateful I will be for every bit of help, no matter how small.
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Update 4
32 months ago
We're almost there! Currently we have enough to pay the retainer, but are working to reach the full goal so that there are funds to pay court costs.

I just want to thank everyone who has spread the word and been so incredibly supportive - I'm not sure I can ever express what it feels like to know that I'm not alone in this.

Thank you.
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Update 3
34 months ago
I'm still not being permitted any contact with my daughter because I refuse to give up fighting for her.

I won't give up fighting for her - ever.
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Update 2
34 months ago
There have been some unfortunate developments, namely my daughter's grandmother has decided that I will _not_ be allowed to see my daughter until either I have given up the fight for custody, or she loses in court.

I can't begin to describe how much this hurts.

Thank you to everyone who has donated and/or helped to spread the word - your efforts have not gone unnoticed and I thank you for everything you've done.
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Update 1
35 months ago
I just want to thank everyone who has been posting and sharing this with people in their networks.

I'm not sure you'll ever know how much this means to me - and to my daughter.
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$1,690 of $2,200 goal

Raised by 13 people in 35 months
Created October 2, 2013
Neil Bowers     NASHVILLE, TN
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32 months ago (Offline Donation)
$25
Anonymous
34 months ago
$20
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34 months ago
$10
Anonymous
34 months ago
$10
Melissa Savoy
34 months ago

Wishing you all the best and praying for your daughter's safe return.

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34 months ago
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Kim Bradshaw
35 months ago
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Kati Corlew
35 months ago
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Bethany Adams
35 months ago

Good luck!

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35 months ago
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