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#25269 - 11/29/02 08:02 PM The next move is up to the church
Chey-Wy Offline

Registered: 09/01/02
Posts: 245
Loc: Cheyenne, WY
Well, I'm sitting here, taking deep breaths, hoping for the best.

Late Wednesday afternoon, I finally got the final draft of the letter that my attorney is sending to the Presbyterian Church. It states the facts of the case, and what we are seeking as restitution for the damages. Right now we are not seeking to impose a huge financial burden on the church. Just to have the church pay for my therapy and meds. We also are asking for the church to provide me with an affordable health insurance policy ... since my health insurance is being canceled because of the Psychological expenses and I can't get affordable health insurance ($565/month) is the cheepest I can find and it doesn't cover Psychological expenses. There are also some non-monitary things that we are asking the church to do, namely to implement a program to insure that no other child or young adult will ever have to suffer through the hell that we all are in due to our S A's

My attorney sent the letter to the church certified. Like I said it went out in Wednesday's mail. Now is is just a matter of waiting to see how the church responds. I am expecting that something should happen by the middle of next week.

Just wanted to let everybody know what was going on. I'm hoping for the best ...... but my attorney has warned me that the church could continue thier shitty attitude and continue to thumb thier nose ( actually give me the middle finger) at me. I know it is going to be a tough battle ..... but I think for the healing to begin ... I need to know that I did everything I could do to get the matter resolved.

Good luck to everyone else in their struggle.


From "Lion King" "The Circle of Life" with Lyrics

Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba [Here comes a lion, Father]
Sithi uhm ingonyama [Oh yes, it's a lion] (Repeat)

Siyo Nqoba [We're going to conquer]
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala [As lion and a leopard come to this open place]

#25270 - 11/29/02 09:03 PM Re: The next move is up to the church
Wuamei Offline

Registered: 08/19/02
Posts: 2700
Loc: The left turn I should have ta...
John, I'm glad to hear from you again, and glad that at least a letter has been sent and the ball is now in their court. Hopefully this won't have to go to court for a long draining war. What you're asking for, to me, sounds more than reasonable, and the least they could do. I am praying that they will do it, and more. Take care John & keep us posted as you're able. Above all know that you're doing what you can now, just as you did when you were being abused and thruout your life as a survivor.


"I can't stand pain. It hurts me."
--Daffy Duck

#25271 - 12/01/02 05:30 PM Re: The next move is up to the church
orodo Offline

Registered: 03/15/02
Posts: 735
Loc: Imladris, The Safe Haven of Ar...

It is better to be Dragon Master than Dragon Slayer. Some Dragons are meant to be mastered, others meant to be slain. Odin, Great Spirit, God, grant me the wisdom to know the difference. "May the Valar guide and bless you on your path under the sky"

#25272 - 12/01/02 07:04 PM Re: The next move is up to the church
Muldoon Offline

Registered: 05/30/02
Posts: 1428
Loc: St Paul MN
I hope things go good and the church does the right thing for you. My thoughts are with you. Muldon.

Teach the Children to Never Hide in the Silence

#25273 - 12/01/02 08:18 PM Re: The next move is up to the church
Spider-man Offline

Registered: 04/27/02
Posts: 57
Loc: NY
At the risk of displaying my prodigious case of foot in mouth disease:

Good for you. Took me a while to figure out what response was evoked in me - respect.

Please let us know how it works out.


#25274 - 12/02/02 12:02 AM Re: The next move is up to the church
Ken Followell Offline


Registered: 12/30/01
Posts: 992
Loc: Bradenton, FL

I hope you hear soon and with good result from the church. I am proud of what you are doing and the responsible way you are doing it.


Ken Followell

Everything works out right in the end. If things are not working right, it isn't the end yet. Don't let it bother you, relax and keep on goin
- Michael C. Muhammad

"I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing."
� Rabbi Hillel


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