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Re: HBO loss documentary

AMEN TO WHAT EACH OF YOU SAID . There is a lot of stories here .

Bobbie Billy Lee's mom

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I think that a documentary is a great way to bring attention to the many murders that happen to our children on a daily basis. I am however somewhat confused as to why you would just want to focus on couples that have lost a child? What about the many single mothers who have long been divorced from the father of the child who was murdered? Is my voice less important just because I am no longer married to my son's father? I believe ALL parents who have lost a child should have a voice in the matter. If we don't stand up for our children, who will?

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Amen Alisa, no truer words were spoken!
I hope this post goes through since I can no longer post here for whatever reason. I'm so sorry to see so many new MOMS here, but glad you found us.

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Your voice is just as important if not more because you have to struggle alone. I would love to speak with your and hear your story if you are willing to tell it. Please call me during office hours at 212 600 9288 or on my cell anytime at 609 915 3412

gabby

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I would really like to hear all your stories please please call me if you are interested in sharing and maybe participating in the documentary.
212 600 9288 during office hours
609 915 3412 anytime after that

gabby

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Dear Gabby
My computer was down for a while and I am just reading this now.I think it is wonderful that your company is looking to do a documentary on this subject.Is this limited to couples which me and my husband are but the siblings involved are going through such heartache also.I have 5 children,4 alive and one with the Lord.No one prepares you for this journey and many moms and dads can't cope themselves and then they have to hold their families together too.My son Nicky can be found here and on last-memories.com.Our last name is Pisano.Thank you for your interest and yes it would be nice if you could include single moms.They have alot to offer.God Bless

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Gabby. I spoke to Tamara and emailed her the information that she requested. There are so many MOMS here who would be so willing to share what we face. We face things from so many places. Feeling like you have to fight the system just to get justice, having to deal in some cases with insensitive people who don't understand that we cannot just move on and get over it. I do hope they do call. Our stories need to be shared.

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Gabby,
I think that it is important to get as many stories out as possible to the public. I would love to be able to participate however, after talking to the powers that be who are in charge of the case, they recommend that I wait until the trial is over before I speak. I don't want to do anything to jeopardize our case. It hasn't even went before the grand jury yet.

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Has anyone heard anything? Tamera told me she would let me know something last week, but I haven't heard anything yet. I do hope that even if they don't plan to use us in this documentary they will at least have the courtesy to tell us and keep us in mind for another one that will deal more with what we face. Just wondered if anyone from our site will be representing the murdered child's family or if we are going to be forgotten again.

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We are still working out what direction we want to go with the documentary and I promise to get back to you as soon as I have more news

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Thanks for replying Gaby. That is what I was hoping was happening. I really pray you can use some MOMS from here. I truly hope if you can't that you can maybe use us for a separate project. I know that people would be surprised to see how the "justice" system works. I know that I was. Our grief gets interrupted often as we try to navigate a system that seems to be stacked against the victim. I appreciate you staying in touch with us. :) :)

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So one of the MOMS heard that they said they had everyone they are using. Has anyone heard anything? I hope it was just a miscommunication because if it wasn't they are liars who did not come back and let us know that they had made their decision. I hope that they would not be so insensitive as to keep us hanging on hoping that they actually cared and would help us try to get the information out there about what you face with the justice system. If they have made their decision I would be curious to know how many stories will be about the loss of a child through murder. I certainly hope they will come back and let us know one way or the other.

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Kim,
I do believe they went ahead without us as they did say they were moving rapidly. Without including a murdered child their documentary will not even begin to be able to let others know about the true loss of a child. There is nothing worse...no worse loss than to have your child murdered or your brother/sister and to exclude us from their special I feel will only take away from it. It is their loss if they don't want to truly show how the loss of a child affects the family. I think perhaps they were too overwhelmed by the whole murder aspect so perhaps we should look to a bigger production company who can actually "handle" the aspect of murder. While a seperate special on murder is certainly a project worth looking into, as they suggested, it should by no means have excluded murdered children from being represented in a loss documentary. We can only hope they selected someone from another group to represent murder. I have seen their names on other websites asking for participants. In fact if you go to the Lilydale site you will see them there or they were a week of so ago. It is one of the largest pyschic/medium communities in the country and has world renowned mddiums, spiritualists, etc. It has been referred to as the town that talks to the dead. It is about an hour from where we live. You are right about one thing it would have only taken a moment for them to answer us so once again we are left out which we are used to in this lonely journey. Luv ya...Laura & AV

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I agree with you. I was disheartened that they never called me back after my intail talk.

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I wonder what kind of stories they thought they would get by posting on a site for murdered children? I don't think they take the time to think that we see it as an opportunity to educate people as well about the "justice" system. Did any one of you know how incredibly unjust our system was before this? How much it caters to the criminal? I don't believe most people know that and this would have been an opportunity for them to have shown that, even if it were in a separate documentary. This is our life now and we grieve but our grief is different in that we don't get to just grieve, we get interrupted with court dates and continuances that go on and on and with our kids being blamed for their own murders. It is just very sad that they could come here and post yet not come back to say they had made their decisions. I am wondering how many murdered children will be on their documentary, I am betting not one. I guess they really didn't want to know about our loss after all. When they come here and post like that and then don't even take the time to tell us anything they chip away at the hope we have. How long would it take to let us know something?

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Hi Gabby, I would love to take part and you can contact me at 618-447-4947 please feel free to call anytime.