August 18, 2009
My brother has been missing for two and a half years now. Our mother has Alzheimer's and there was no way in the world our brother would miss placing a phone call to Mom. He saw Mom every day when he was in Illinois. He called Mom every day when he was in California, until one day the phone calls stopped.
My older sister and I have been searching for our brother ever since Feb of 2007.
We never ever thought this could happen to us, but it has. We pray that we find our brother safe and sound.
For the families that have never gone through having a loved one missing, it is the most horrible, grueling, haunting, tearful thing to experience.
The not knowing is the worst part of it. Not knowing if he's on the streets, if someone did something to him, if he is still alive, etc. You can't imagine what goes through one's mind thinking what could have happened to our loved one.
Since I heard about Project Jason, Kelly Jolkowski, mother of Jason, has been my friend. She helps me pick myself back up off the ground and to keep my focus on staying hopeful and not giving up and that I not feel guilt about what happened.
Without Kelly and Project Jason, I felt so alone. I felt as if no one understood what it was like to go through this nightmare. I cry on Kelly's shoulder and even though her own son, Jason, is still missing, she never lets me down. Kelly is always there for us and helps me stay on course.
God bless you, Kelly, and the whole Project Jason Organization. Without you, my sister and I would not know how to cope with this nor would we be as knowledgeable on what steps to take to progress in our search.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
my search for my missing brother.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
My sister and I have some place to turn in our turmoil.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
The kindest I have ever talked with.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
keep helping families like ours and continue to grow and do so much for everyone going through this ordeal.
Ways to make it better...
It can't be better. I have never been helped in this way before.
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
Funding. The organization needs more people to understand missing persons cases and how they can help families like ours.
One thing I'd also say is that...
The more funding Project Jason receives, the more families like mine will find the help and support we need to get through this.
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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Client Served & Project Jason has helped and is still helping me while trying to find my missing brother.