Help A Father/Daughter Reunite

$985 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 12 people in 46 months
This year has been a very tough year for me and my daughter. I lost my job and my home and now stay in a weekly hotel. I am days away from being homeless even now.
Along with all this, my ex-wife thought it would be a good idea to take my 8 year old daughter and move to Florida with a man who is a virtual stranger. 
Yes, I know I can file charges of parental kidnapping against my ex-wife but I really don't want to turn everything into a giant circus.
My daughter is my life. Everyday feels like my breath has been taken from my body and I miss her dearly.
I am starting this campaign for 3 reasons.
1. I would like to get a new suit or at least have my old one tailored so that it will fit properly since  I  have lost a lot of weight.I would like to look appropriate when looking for work.
2. I would like to beable to pay for a lawyer to at least be able to assert my rights as a father and figure out a custody agreement in writing.
3. I have looked into re-locating to Florida to be closer to my daughter. I miss her and she misses me. I was her father everyday for over 8 years and now suddenly she's 3000 miles away. I need to be close to her again. For her sake and for mine. I think that being close to her and her having her father in her life is the most important thing. 
I have already lost my daughter, my home, my job and I am about to lose everything I own because I can't afford the storage fees and all I am looking for is a helping hand to get back on my feet. I read articles about people collectively donating up to $50,000 for a documentary on potato salad so I don't think that I am asking for much. I want to work and be able to pay my bills and be a father to my daughter.
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The SEMA show is coming up this week and I used to take my daughter every year. She and I used to do daddy/daughter outings to Cars and Coffee on Saturdays. It was one of her favorite things to do, just her and I.
Ugh. Certain reminders can make for some really difficult days.
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Support has been wonderful from everyone but I still am in a desperate situation. I'm doing everything I can but still behind on rent. I know i've said it before but this could be it. This is how it is to live when you're broke. It is scary and stressful. Every week i'm wondering if it will be my last week under a roof.
Please keep sharing and if you can, please help with a donation.....any amount helps. Anything.
One of my favorite pics
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Having been in a child's life every single day from birth, I can say there is no other joy like it in the world. Now that she is gone, life is completely void of that joy. I worked very hard and slept very little in order to give her the time and attention that she needed and now I miss that. I miss her.
Please help to get us back to where we need to be....together.
Maddy and I at Mini Grand Prix.
Me teaching maddy how to ride a scooter
Taking Maddy to the snow
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In yet another blow.....If I dont come up with $230 by tomorrow afternoon, I will be put out on the street. I have to come up with 2 weeks rent where Im at and I have one week now. I am selling all I can sell and doing all I can to keep my head above water and I am sinking fast.
I had a second interview for a job yesterday but I dont know yet if I got the job.
Also, if anyone has a patch kit or a spare bicycle tire tube, I could use that because I now have a flat on my bike and that was my main source of transportation.
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Raised by 12 people in 46 months
Created October 7, 2014
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$150
Anonymous
45 months ago
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jaime edelis
45 months ago

I love you and I like you both and believe in you and will hold the vision for you always!!!! Don't give up! xo

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Gary Murphy
45 months ago

John - I've considered you a stand-up guy since the day I met you. We had plenty of joking around on our shifts, but all joking aside you were always a guy I knew I could trust. In my 25 year business career, starting multiple companies and hiring and firing over 1000 ppl I can tell you there's only a handful of ppl I put in that category - and you're one of them. I've read your posts over time about your beautiful daughter and how much you care for her -- I sincerely commend you for being "The Best Dad" a daughter could have.

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Anonymous
45 months ago
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45 months ago
$50
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45 months ago
TH
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thomas hanley
45 months ago

I know its not much but I hope it helps. Let me know. If I can do.anything else.

$230
Anonymous
45 months ago
NN
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Nicole Nygren
45 months ago

Good luck! I wish my Daughter's father cared as much as you do.

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