A Word from Leo-
I’m writing this to all of you who have taken the time to listen to the podcast, Bone Valley, and have subsequently breathed so much life-giving encouragement into my spirit. On behalf of myself and my family, thank you, with ALL of my heart! Because of you, I am, for the first time in thirty-five years, finally expectant of a good outcome in my plight for freedom.
As you know, I have historically been denied parole as well as relief through the judicial process. But on May 3rd, and in no small way because of your attention, the parole commission has decided to send me to Everglades C.I. to take part in the Lifer’s Program where I will be able to work my way toward parole early next year.
I know this isn’t the result we wanted, but it is legitimate light in this long, dark tunnel. If you listened to the most recent episode of the podcast, and you heard my words at the end, then you know I am content, if not happy, with the outcome. And I’m grateful to the Commission for this possibility. Having shared that, going down to Everglades presents my wife and daughter with certain financial challenges that very well may hinder their ability to see me during the weekly visitation.
I’ve already planned for those challenges by accepting the fact that they might not be able to get to me as often as I would like. I will not allow myself to make Crissie feel guilty for not being able to get there. Instead, I’m going to swallow my pride and ask for your help on my family’s behalf. Before I do, please know that this is a very humbling thing for me to do and I don’t do it lightly. By donating to this GoFundMe effort, you will be helping my wife, Crissie with gas money, motel stays, and food in the visiting park when she does make the trip.
I promise that not a dime of your donation will be used for anything other than the help my wife needs. Prayerfully, I will soon be home to take up my responsibilities as a husband and father. But I’ve got to get through these next ten months or so, and your help with this financial burden would make seeing my family more frequently a real possibility. Would you please consider donating whatever you can? Every little bit helps defer some of Crissie’s costs.
Thank you for considering this request! I can’t wait to see you on the other side!!
With love and respect,