Reunion With My Lost Daughters





Dear Friends and Family, as many of you know, 17 years ago, I lost my two treasured daughters, Arisa and Senri, to a heartbreaking international divorce that resulted in the girls being taken out of the country without my knowledge or consent. The girls were 6 and 3 at the time and though I searched for many years, even working with the US Embassy in Japan and an international private investigator, I was not been able to find or see them since February of 2000.   A couple of years ago, Arisa and Senri found me through Social Media and we are now back in communication and have an opportunity to finally be reunited in January. This has been my dream for many, many years and yet it comes at a time when finances are extremely tight after being unemployed for 6 months earlier this year.  I'm reaching out to humbly ask for your help with raising $1,500 to help cover the cost of Arisa and Senri's plane tickets from Tokyo to Colorado so they can be here for my 50th Birthday on January 9th.  The total for the two tickets is $2,500 and with $1,000 of my own money to put in, this leaves a a goal of $1,500 needed by December 3rd so I can buy the tickets before the price goes up. For those of you who are able to help, any amount you can share would be hugely appreciated and would mean the world to me and my girls. Thank you very much!

  • Jared & Kharren Wilson 
    • 25 $ 
    • 45 mos
  • Matthew Roth  
    • 25 $ 
    • 45 mos
  • Bonnie Robb 
    • 100 $ 
    • 45 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • 585 $ 
    • 45 mos
  • Katie Parries 
    • 25 $ 
    • 45 mos
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Organizer

Shawn Gardner 
Organizer
Boulder, CO
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