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From my son-in-law, Peter Dhooghe:

Dear all, 
I, Peter Dhooghe, am asking for help securing the future of two wonderful girls, Helen Marie and Darleen Dhooghe. These girls have been through the ringer and back again through their 8 short years. They were adopted as infants by my father and mother, Vincent and Helen Dhooghe, in 2011 and 2012. In February of 2014, my mother passed away in a tragic car accident. Helen and Darleen were 1 & 2. 

Fast forward 4 years to September 2018. My wife, Mary Irlbeck and I, have been married for 4 months and are expecting our first child. Two of my younger brothers call an emergency meeting. It very quickly became clear that the girls needed to be removed from my father’s care, due to allegations of abuse of a minor. We picked them up from school and they have been living with us and enriching our lives ever since. 

Over the past year, we have moved twice, changed schools, changed jobs, and had our daughter, all of which has wiped out our savings. My father is awaiting trial on 2 felony charges and refuses to give us aid or cooperate with us in any way. As such, my wife and I are speaking with an attorney about suing my father for permanent custody of these wonderful girls. We need $5500.00 in order to pay the retainer for the attorneys. We are extremely grateful to all of those, especially our family, who have been so generous with their time and resources to get us to where we are today. Please, those of you who have the means, give from your heart for these girls. They deserve a chance in a stable home with a family who loves and cares for them. Will you help?

Sincerely,
Peter Dhooghe

 

Teresa Shumay

2019-11-22 20:48:46

God bless you. Praying for all of you every day.

Anonymous

2019-11-13 17:34:04

Praying for you and your family.

Anonymous

2019-11-01 19:04:35

Our heartfelt prayers go out to all of you. + May God bless you as you continue to work through and overcome this difficult situation. + JMJ

Anonymous

2019-10-29 17:33:12

God bless you all!

Anonymous

2019-10-21 13:03:48

God bless. Use this as you see fit.

Ted & Lori Hatch

2019-10-21 01:31:53

We will be praying for you all!

Eidt family

2019-10-20 03:52:59

Praying for you and the two sweet girls!

Anonymous

2019-10-19 21:47:46

Count on my prayers! Trust in the Lord and bless the Good in this situation, He will bring it out a thousand fold!

Gisele & Tracey

2019-10-18 14:54:32

We will pray for your family intentions.

Dunikoski family

2019-10-18 02:04:19

honored to help this generous young couple.

Darcy Hammond

2019-10-17 21:42:35

Good luck—praying! ♥️

Anonymous

2019-10-17 16:37:13

Praying for you all.

Lori Dowell

2019-10-17 16:36:56

Praying for you and your family.

The Neris

2019-10-17 16:14:15

We love you and are praying for you!

Jack and Lynn Schofield

2019-10-17 16:05:48

Praying for you and everyone involved!

Karen Gempel

2019-10-17 15:17:52

God bless you! Many prayers!

Lance and Winnie

2019-10-17 14:28:12

Praying for you all.

Anonymous

2019-10-17 13:45:23

Done! Take care of those girls and your family! God Bless!

Nyssa Milburn

2019-10-17 13:32:41

Please keep this fundraiser open so we can help with ongoing legal costs. Sending all my love and prayers your way.

Katherine Stroud

2019-10-17 12:54:15

God bless and protect those girls!

Melanie Alvares

2019-10-17 11:32:21

Praying for your family-inspired by your love!

Anonymous

2019-10-17 11:17:51

God keep you strong during your challenges

Alexandra Koch

2019-10-17 07:13:30

Praying for your family!

Anonymous

2019-10-17 05:30:07

God bless you for what you are doing! You both and the girls will be in our prayers.

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2019-10-17 05:06:04

Sending many prayers for this important campaign as well!

Cecilia Thompson

2019-10-17 04:04:01

Prayers, always.

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2019-10-17 03:24:40

God bless.

Emily and Jonathan Alexander

2019-10-17 03:23:40

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Monica Thorpe

2019-10-17 03:22:57

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The Schunks

2019-10-17 00:41:28

Praying that God will cover you and all involved with his abundant grace.

Twettens

2019-10-16 23:12:40

Blessings on your work!

Scott & Barbara Stirling

2019-10-16 23:08:51

So proud of you kids... continue to be brave in love and faith.

Gaffney Famikt

2019-10-16 23:04:34

Sending prayers for you growing family.

Hornbuckle family

2019-10-16 23:02:39

Praying for all involved.

Gail Killian

2019-10-16 22:52:47

Prayers with you all. God bless these sweet girls and you two for opening up your hearts and home.

Palmer family

2019-10-16 22:41:09

Inspired by your love and generosity to these sweet girls!

Savanna and Austin

2019-10-16 22:38:34

We love you guys and are praying for you all!

Pat Pelletier

2019-10-16 22:35:23

So proud of you! Love these girls and all of you!

Update #1
October 18, 2019, 10:38 am

We want to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for the outpouring of love and prayer on these girls and our family. Words cannot express our gratitude. What a blessing this community is! We will update as we are able, but for now we have been able to retain an attorney. 
Prayers for each of you and your families, and again thank you so very much. 

Peter & Mary Dhooghe

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