Saving the Brooks Brothers

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Raised by 14 people in 25 days
Michael Brooks  HUMBOLDT, TN
My name is Michael Brooks the father of Damon and Elijah Brooks. Our family has been through hell on Earth!
I personally struggled with hepatitis C my entire adult life, I had reached a point that I was no longer a candidate for traditional medications.
So our family made it the decision to travel and use cannabis oil in the hopes to regain my health. It was an amazing success after only seven months. The disease seem to be totally eradicated from my body.
I had become healthy for the first time in my entire adult life...
Jamie and I have one son together, Damon, he was a year-and-a-half-old at this time.
Then God bless Jamie and I with yet another son, Elijah. Our family moved into a larger house to accommodate our growing family. It was an old rental property and we all came down with lead poisoning.
Although Jamie placenta good protect Elijah from the lead contamination, Damon suffered severely,he lost more than 30% of his cognitive abilities and self-help skills.
Not knowing any better, I'll call the Department of Children Services to see you what type of resource agencies were in our area to help my son get back on track. It was then that we were drug tested.
Both Jamie and I tested positive for THC very high load of THC. It was from the effective medications that we both took. Jamie also suffered from early stages of hepatitis C, but her cure has held strong!
The Department of Children Services warned us about the dangers of cannabis and our ability to raise our children with an illicit substance in our lives.
I explained in detail and provided medical documentation as to what the THC was for and how effective that it actually was. But in the state of Tennessee it was just another good reason for the Department of Children Services to take children from their parents.
I have been denied my constitutional rights and civil liberties and forced back into disease because I have been forbidden to travel to more compassionate areas to take this affective medicine.
As a result, within 5 months my disease returned with a vengeance.
We have been fighting for 19 months to get our children back.
On April 7th we are scheduled to have our parental rights permanently terminated. But as it is, I have no lawyer at this particular moment. It is my hope that on the 7th I may be able to plead with the court in order to get more time to secure a lawyer.
I have no doubt whatsoever, with proper representation our children would come home, and we will have exposed more than $500,000 and misappropriation of federal funding!
I do have a little more than $1,000 put up from an earlier fundraiser. Honestly it felt so much like begging, I pulled​ my earlier GoFundMe down.
If I could go door-to-door and raise the money necessary to get a lawyer to save my children I would do it in a heartbeat!!! So I hope that this campaign isn't not misunderstood.
I will do it anything possible to save my children and my namesake.
There is so little time, and so much money necessary in order to secure an effective lawyer,who has a heart for the family, and not for personal incentives.
I ask that you pray for reconsider and investment and our family, and in return, I'll promise to never stop fighting for DCS reform!
There are more than a half a million children in strangers homes today because the Department of Children Services tactics and money schemes to destroy families. All in lieu of federal funding...
I am pleading for you to help me save our boys.
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Update 5
Posted by Michael Brooks
7 days ago
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Tennessee Judge Gives Dying Father Chance to Defend Himself in Effort to Regain Custody of Children

In a Facebook Live video, Michael Brooks gave an update on his case in Tennessee. He and Jamie had been in court that morning and were expecting Judge Clayburn Peeples to terminate their parental rights to their two sons.

But, in an interesting turn of events, the couple left court that day with their parental rights still in place. Also, due to not having a lawyer present, Michael was given a 60-day window to prepare to present his case to the court again.

Michael Brooks is dying from Hepatitis C. His disease was under control while using medical cannabis, but he was forced to give up his medication due to Tennessee laws as he tried to meet requirements to get his children back from the Tennessee Department of Children's Services (DCS).
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Update 4
Posted by Michael Brooks
14 days ago
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We're very thankful for the generosity as we try to raise money in order to secure a family law practitioner.
Today is April to 12 2017 and we have 58 days until our termination of parental rights. I have no doubt whatsoever if we had real effective legal representation that are children would come home.
So we are prayer for the reaching out for the generosity of others. Our children her being gone for 19 months. that is 80% and 90% of our children's lives.
Damon and Elijah Brooks are God's greatest gift to Jamie and I.
You have our deepest gratitude for your donations. You will actually be fighting to help save our boys.
I found a long and hard battle. All we can do at this point is pray that God's will be done. And we ask did you prayerfully consider the donation, to help save Damon and Eli Brooks...
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Update 3
Posted by Michael Brooks
18 days ago
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Update!
Yesterday was April the 7th 2017. The date the Department of Children Services did try to permanently terminate our rights as parents. We were actually in Circuit Court ,this time where I was pleased to see a judge with integrity that would not allow the Department of Children Services to overtake his court and tell him what they wanted to do with our children. He made it very clear that he was in charge and his courtroom and it he reassured us that our case will be dealt with with all fairness.
I was elated to see this type of behavior in the courtroom after 19 months of tyranny and fear caused by a private interest agency who's trying to permanently keep our children.
I did not have a lawyer at but I have tried to do my best, to prepare myself with the truth of the matter in defence of my children and family.
The judge did suggest that I do NOT try to represent myself. That family law could be tricky and before I know it I could have lost the children.
It has been arranged for me to meet with yet another public attorney. But I have an extremely high fear factor considering the public attorneys are also paid by the same people with the Department of Children Services are paid by.
That has been the problem for the past 19 months. The fight has been fixed.....
So I have started this fundraiser in the hopes to be able to acquire a lawyer that I know has integrity and will stand up for our family values and our rights as American citizens.
I have been exchanging through social media with a particular lawyer that I would love to be able to attain her services.
Fact of the matter.... A good family law attorney is very expensive.
But fact of the matter is well....
Nothing worth having comes cheap. So I have reached out with this fundraiser to be able to do my best to fight to get our children home.
I am currently disabled and do receive about $800 a month and disability. And it does appear that the Department of Children Services preys upon the poor and the sick.
So I'm reaching out to see how many are willing to pray about making a contribution to this very just cause.
The judge has given us 60 days from April 7th in order to acquire an effective attorney to move forward.
Hopefully moving forward to having our children returned home.
May God bless each and everyone of you, and your families!
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Update 2
Posted by Michael Brooks
22 days ago
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Friday April 7th ,Jamie and I are going front of the court for termination of our parental rights. I honestly believe that we have the "poster child" scenario necessary to cause change within the Department of Children Services as well as recognizing cannabis as medicine for those of us are dealing with chronic or terminal illnesses. I did turn in my lawyer to the Board of Professional responsibilities, but division of the Tennessee Supreme Court for his lack of interest ,and the fact of the matter that he actually did compromise our case. I pray that this gives us some time in order to raise money's to help save our children. I have tried other fundraisers in the past and raise some monies. But it wasn't quite near enough to secure a lawyer. Although I do have a little more than $1,000 put up that I raised during the last campaign, it appears that an effective lawyer is much more expensive. I plead were Those whom take the time to look at this go fund me account. Please if you will, spend some time in prayer about this issue, and if the Lord compels you to help us , we would be the most happiest family in the world to be able to bring our boys back home....
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Doug Pluckrose
20 days ago
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I would recommend contacting John Morgan with Morgan & Morgan. They have offices in Tennessee. They do personal injury amongst other cases on contingency and are sympathetic to medical marijuana needs. John Morgan was a ,major player in getting medical marijuana legislation passed last November in Florida. I would approach them on the basis of personal injury to your son since that is where this whole deal started, then both your children being harmed by CPS Dept actions. The medical marijuana issue won't scare them off like many attorneys. https://www.forthepeople.com/orlando

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Amy Walz
20 days ago
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Hey Michael, this is a little off topic but I have recently dumped a lot of Lead from my body. I found out how to do it ... it is a hard thing to do unless you know how. I would love to help you and your wife and Son. If you are interested let me know My name is Amy Walz You can send me a message at 917-721-3264 or on messenger. My story is up at wholesystemshealing.org I used a hair Mineral test to detect and get the Lead out safely. Many things can be improved including the hepatitis they tell you you must live with it forever but that's not true..... Love and strength to you guys. I am praying you win this court case!!

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Rebecca Fant
25 days ago
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I know this man he is a great dad and person he loves his kids more then life it self his heath was really bad and this oil gave him his life back and then the state took his life by taking the one thing he lived for was his kids it's a shame he has to go threw this my prays and heart go out to him and I pray he get his kids back and his health back

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Amy Walz
20 days ago
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Oops... 917-721-3164!!!!! there was a typo

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Jean Boot
17 days ago
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Contact ParentalRights.org on FB. They are based out of Purcellville, Virginia; but have attorneys across the country who are specialized in protecting parental rights. They can be reached at (540) 751-1200.

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$898 of $15k goal

Raised by 14 people in 25 days
Created April 1, 2017
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Anonymous
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Jean Boot
14 days ago
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Praying for your family and for the safe return of your precious sons.

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Praying that your children come back to you! Claudia

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Dianne Estes
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Best of luck for your family.

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Matt Osborne
20 days ago
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Keep at it brother. There is a war for your children. The enemy wants to break up families. If you ever get out of this alive, get out of Tennessee. It doesn't sound like you belong there. God bless you and I pray that Jesus intervenes directly.

Doug Pluckrose
20 days ago
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I would recommend contacting John Morgan with Morgan & Morgan. They have offices in Tennessee. They do personal injury amongst other cases on contingency and are sympathetic to medical marijuana needs. John Morgan was a ,major player in getting medical marijuana legislation passed last November in Florida. I would approach them on the basis of personal injury to your son since that is where this whole deal started, then both your children being harmed by CPS Dept actions. The medical marijuana issue won't scare them off like many attorneys. https://www.forthepeople.com/orlando

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Amy Walz
20 days ago
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Hey Michael, this is a little off topic but I have recently dumped a lot of Lead from my body. I found out how to do it ... it is a hard thing to do unless you know how. I would love to help you and your wife and Son. If you are interested let me know My name is Amy Walz You can send me a message at 917-721-3264 or on messenger. My story is up at wholesystemshealing.org I used a hair Mineral test to detect and get the Lead out safely. Many things can be improved including the hepatitis they tell you you must live with it forever but that's not true..... Love and strength to you guys. I am praying you win this court case!!

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Rebecca Fant
25 days ago
3
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I know this man he is a great dad and person he loves his kids more then life it self his heath was really bad and this oil gave him his life back and then the state took his life by taking the one thing he lived for was his kids it's a shame he has to go threw this my prays and heart go out to him and I pray he get his kids back and his health back

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Amy Walz
20 days ago
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Oops... 917-721-3164!!!!! there was a typo

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Jean Boot
17 days ago
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Contact ParentalRights.org on FB. They are based out of Purcellville, Virginia; but have attorneys across the country who are specialized in protecting parental rights. They can be reached at (540) 751-1200.

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