After 30 years of estrangement, I actually went to my father's house to kill him. Upon seeing his face, I collapsed into an incredible sorrow. I felt his pain, my pain and imagined my mother would not want revenge in her name. My father and I enlisted Dr. Phil McGraw of The Dr. Phil Show.
People from many walks of life will benefit from seeing this film footage focused on radical forgiveness. I will use donated funds to edit and create a feature length documentary to be shared with audiences around the world. Additionally, I will use funds to create shorter related film stories about my father's only visit to meet my children.
My goal is to raise $50,000 before October 13, 2018. This is the date of my mother's 75th birthday.
Though my mother passed more than 40 years ago, this story remains very difficult to comprehend. But I must complete the work and share it with others who seek liberation from the pain of their pasts. I was fortunate to share forgiveness with my father before he passed. I want to share the lessons of my fortune as a way to honor my mother, Clarice. As a child, I would always ask my mother "when will I be old enough to fight my father?" She would always say the same thing: "I don't want you to fight your father. I want you to be a better man."
This film effort is a testament to my mother's impact on my decision to forgive my father and free myself from rage.
It is my life's work to share the power of forgiving. I have more than a theory. I have a testimony. I believe I am obligated to share my fortune. Your support will help me bring more peace into this world for so many people.
The above photo shows my father at my mother's grave site on 33rd anniversary of her death. It would be the first and only time he visited the site.
Thanks for your support.
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