Melissa C., Aug 18, 2017
“Dear Mr. Shafer,
I am writing this letter to you as a thank you for all you had done for me. I wish there was something more I could do to show my appreciation, but I’m hoping this will be sufficient.
There are no words to express how grateful I am for your patience and persistence, while defending me during the five, long years I was fighting for my kids.
In 2005, when DCF first opened my case, I never thought it would take four to five years to complete a case plan from DCF. But it did, and I’m so happy that you defended me. I know there were times you probably though that I wouldn’t ever get my boys back, or finish the rehab (especially when I failed two drug tests), but throughout it all, you never gave up on me. Even when I was in criminal court, facing 10 years in prison, you still came to my defense, and I was sent back to the rehab for the second time. And after numerous court dates, numerous trials and errors, and numerous doubts, I finally got it together (or just grew up)!
Now, thanks in a very large part to you, I have my boys back home, I have my own home, a car, and have been drug-free for over seven years. I also haven’t been in any trouble with the law. I’m living the way God intended and now I’m making amends to all I have harmed or hurt during my addiction. Part of that is being grateful to those who were there for me, during the bad times, not just the good.
Once again, I thank you for representing me for five years… through all my court trials and tribulations. And thanks again for never giving up on me. I pray you get everything you need and want in life! Many blessings to you and your family.”