Help me fight to see my child!

My daughter is 5 years old and I've been to Victoria BC to visit her on 5 different occasions since Easter 2016. On two of the occasions I was denied access to her completely! I have an Alberta court order that states I'm allowed regular visitation, but it has hardly ever been abided by. I've remortgaged my house twice to pay my lawyers in Lethbridge, to the tune of $25,000. My wonderful daughter has been in Victoria for over two years. I miss her desperately and want to see her very badly! I am returning from my latest trip to visit Isabella, because I was promised 4 weeks with her starting July 13. The trip was planned via text message and email, but my daughter was not on any planes that arrived in Calgary that day. I took 10 days off work to be with Isabella. So I drove to Victoria to get some answers. All I learned is that it isn't illegal for her mother to deny me phone calls, FaceTime, and in person visits, even if I have joint custody and a visitation schedule.

The day after I was denied once again any contact, I met with an attorney at Hart Legal in Victoria on the 18th of July. The Lethbridge lawyer I consulted two weeks ago told me I would have to hire a BC lawyer to get guaranteed access to my child. The lawyer at Hart Legal is confident that we can change the order to alternating major holidays and one month every summer. As well as attach a police enforcement order to make it illegal for her to hide my child from me. But she needs a retainer to start filing the paperwork.

I am terrified of going down this road again. The last time not only broke me financially , but emotionally as well. I don't know if I can take any more disappointment, but I have to take a chance. $5000 is a lot of money to me, and it would take many many months for me to even save that much, but the alternative is to give up, and I can't do that either!

Several of my friends have advised me to try fundraising for my retainer. I don't like asking for help, but I know I have to swallow my pride and do everything in my power to be reunited with my child. If you are reading this and are in a position to help me, I would be everlastingly grateful! I miss Isabella so much, this separation is killing me! I need to see my girl...
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Joey Saunders 
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