Help Find JESSIE FOSTER An International Human Trafficking Victim
My name is Glendene Grant and my Canadian daughter Jessica (Jessie) Edith Louise Foster went missing from her home at 1009 Cornerstone Place, North Las Vegas, NV on March 29/06 after living in Vegas for 10 months. She has been a victim of human trafficking and was kidnapped and taken away. I am trying to expand my network in order to get the word out about my daughter, and I know this is a wonderful tool to use for that purpose. Please pass this message on to all your family, friends and network of people you know, this is very important and happens all to often to innocent people who leave loving families behind trying to figure out what has happened to their loved one. We need to find Jessie.
There is a new book just published (Aug ’07) called, “MISSING! The Disappeared, Lost or Abducted in Canada” by author, “Lisa Wojna” with Jessie’s story about her disappearance in chapter 6. Also, Jessie’s story has been on the Geraldo at Large show (Apr 27/06), the Maury Povich show (Oct 11/06) & the Montel Williams show (May 24/07). Maury & Montel have both shown these in repeats, and I believe will again. The Dr. Phil show contacted us before summer with a message that they may be doing a story about Jessie in the fall. There also is a new show starting up, the Steve Wilkos show, and they contacted me last week about perhaps helping us by doing a story on Jessie’s case. Her story has been in over 125 newspaper stories, including a full page (page 38) in the National Enquirer by Sharon Ward (August 25, 2008 edition) and is in 1 book coming out. There have been dozens of radio news, Internet interviews & TV news reports and there are hundreds of blogs & comments about Jessie on the Internet. If you Google Jessie Foster Missing (or even Glendene Grant, since I have such an unusual name), you will see pages of links about Jessie. Thank you so much for your time.
Please go to our website: www.jessiefoster.ca for much more information and lots of links to the above mentioned articles and more. Sincerely, Glendene Grant, mom missing her Jessie.
LINK to article about ATLAS: http://www.lasvegasnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=6048117
LINK to article about ATLAS, Terri Miller-their Southern Nevada Director & Jessie’s case: http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2007/08/05/4395836-sun.html
Please check out the latest newspaper article in the Edmonton Sun today (Aug. 20/07) about our fundraising (pass it on...)
LINK for info on book MISSING! The Disappeared, Lost or Abducted in Canada by Lisa Wojna: www.lonepinepublishing.com/cat/9780978340902
PLEASE REPOST this "Letter to Jessie from her Mom, Glendene" www.jessiefoster.ca
Here is a letter that I wrote to Jessie the other day, I posted it on a few different sites and we will put it on our webpage, but I thought I would share my thoughts with all our family, friends & supporters in our search for my girl. Please feel free to put it on any other sites that you have, and forward it to anyone you want to. I want everyone to see that Jessie is from a wonderful, fairly normal family who misses her and needs her to come back and fill the hole that is there, gaping and waiting for it to be fixed. If Jessie is not on this earth any longer, she will still fill the space she left with our not know where she is…as long as we know where she is, there is not that huge hole. Do you understand what I mean? I think you must. Anyways, this is some of what I have to say to my Jessie.
My sweet, dear, wonderful Jessie…
Hi baby, this is Mom. I just wanted to let you know how much I miss you and how hard we are working to find you and bring you home. I know how scared you must be and how worried you are about us worrying about you. Do not think about that, keep your thoughts on staying strong and safe – NOT put yourself in any more danger, be smart. We are strong and we are not stopping. With all my heart and soul I feel you are alive and out there, somewhere, needing to be found and rescued. We will do that.
Jessie, I also want you to know that we know what you have been through. We know what was happening in Vegas. Do NOT blame yourself or think that you need to be forgiven for ANYTHING. You are a VICTIM, even if you think you could have left, you were not able to – your being a victim of human trafficking is proof of that. You were trying to come home to Canada and someone stopped you.
Your story has been out there, baby. Not as much as I want it to be, but your story has been on the Geraldo at Large show, the Maury Povich show and the Montel Williams show – plus the Dr. Phil show contacted me about doing a show on your disappearance in August…I am hopeful for that. The way we will get you back is by letting North America and the rest of the world know you are missing and you are wanted back so very much.
Jessie, I have missed 2 of your birthdays and a lot of other special occasions and holidays, plus all the things that have happened in the 16 months since you have been missing. Many wonderful things have happened to family and friends, plus some terrible things.
Some of the good things are: Jennee and her boyfriend Drew are going to have a baby in January!! You will be an auntie to your baby sister’s baby! And Willie is a daddy!! Him and Pam had a beautiful baby girl Audrey Elizabeth Grant on June 21st. And Vicki-Sue & Gord had a baby boy, Braedon on Kalysta’s 6th birthday in December and they are getting married in September. Vicki is so very happy. And uncle Jimmie and his fiancé Colette had a baby girl on Valentines day this year, little Piper, and they are getting married next year. Plus Jesse K & his girlfriend Jill had a baby girl this year, Cole & Amy are having a baby girl in November! Jodie & Michael are having a baby and Alisha & Reg had another baby girl this year and they are getting married! James Richardson got married to his long time girlfriend on May 19/07 and they are expecting a baby boy soon. And Vickie Nesbitt got married May 20/06, to Brad Lyons; she has been with him for several years. So she is Vickie Lyons now!! I know there have been other good things but my mind is just not able to remember them all right now.
Some of the terrible things that have happened are: Mark Fraser died on July 11/06…one of the saddest days. He was on his Harley and crashed on July 5, the day after Matt’s 19th birthday. He was at Mara Lake on holidays and was in the hospital in Kamloops where he died of massive head injuries. Matt is holding up, but you know how close he was to his dad. My cousin Linda also passed away April 23/07; she is auntie Billie’s oldest daughter (and Roger’s sister, who died 17 months before she did, both from cancer). Linda did 2 fundraiser dinners to raise money for your search – she was a wonderful cook and she planned the Roast Beef and the Turkey dinners and cooked with the help of many others. They were both very successful. Also, Amber Bard died. Last year she took her own life. Amber’s mom LeaAnn was raising her daughter, Emily after that when she (LeaAnn) suddenly and tragically died last month (June 5/07). Also last month, on June 29/07, Ted Whitmore’s daddy, Fred passed away. Earlier this year, my uncle Ray Preston passed away (in January) and last year, Jesse & Cole’s uncle Pokey
Kwasnica died (April 25/06).
Also, Tigger died, after what appeared to be an attack by a dog, but we do not know for sure, all we know, is she was hurt very badly and the vet did not hold out much hope for her recovery, short of several thousand dollars in fees - and that was not even a guarantee...so we had to put her down. Now we do not have Bootsy or Tiggy any more. They are both in a grave out back by the trampoline.
Like the good things, I know there are other terrible things that have happened, but again, my mind cannot think of them all right now.
Also, Katie & Peter broke up last month. Katie is doing well. She moved back home, but she is moving out with Heather in September. She is working 2 jobs, part-time at Shopper’s Drug Mart and she is back at Convergys training to work in the same project as me. And Crystal & Aaron got back together. They were living here with us from March till the middle of June, when they moved back to Alberta for work. Jim & I are doing well. We miss you lots and Jim is having a hard time taking care of me while I go through this ordeal, but thank God for him.
Your dad is having such a hard time with all of this. He just does not know what to do or what to think. He is doing better now, but I have been worried about him. After all, he only has you and Crystal…of course he has step daughters and he knows you have your other sisters, but you guys are his and he misses you so much. Tracy is taking care of things of course. Being the mom and grandma to all the kids…she is a strong woman.
You have such a strong, huge support system, Jess. Your friends all miss you and are so worried and supportive to us. Shauna is engaged, Cindy got married, Jessi T had another baby, Sri is doing great…she is moving to Australia (plus she put on a fundraiser in Calgary at Jameson’s Irish Pub – it very successful, too), Brandy has helped put on a fundraiser in Edmonton with Kat (I will tell you all about Kat, she is wonderful) and put one on in Calgary with Dizzy – she has been so great. There are so many others to tell you about, but that would take a book.
Jessie, remember…we will find you, love Mom. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox
I have one more thing to say, but this is not to Jessie…this is to whoever took her, or has her, or knows where she is. PLEASE, you have to understand that Jessie is loved, wanted, missed and needed back by her family and friends. We NEED her. She is part of us and without her there is a huge, huge hole. It is unbelievable how big of a hole such a tiny girl can make when she is not there. When she is missing from her family, from her place in our lives where she belongs. GIVE HER BACK TO US. Give her back to me. I am her mommy and I need my baby back, PLEASE. Jessie is a wonderful person with a huge heart and you do not need her like we do. We promise that if someone contacts us with information about Jessie’s whereabouts we will keep it confidential and you will not be involved if you choose not to be. Contact us from our website: www.jessiefoster.ca or call Crime Stoppers or the North Las Vegas Police or even call your local police agency and they can get the information to us.
Sincerely, Glendene Grant…mother of endangered missing JESSIE FOSTER.
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