Christmas 2014

Descending Dove Festival of Lights LaSalette Shrine, Attleboro photo by Samantha Aguiar

Descending Dove Festival of Lights, LaSalette Shrine, Attleboro
photo by Samantha Aguiar

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

To everyone, we wish you all a happy and safe holiday season.

I want to send a personal hello and thank you to some very special people.

To my family, I love you all and miss you very much.

To Lisa, the most special and amazing woman I’ve ever known…I love you.

Amber, every day you make me proud. In your smile and in your laugh there is love. You bring light to my life.

To Heather, Kate, Sue, Frank and Chris; to Drs. Laposata, Squier, Hua and Van Ee; to John, Lisa, and Don, from me and my family, we all want to thank you for your belief in my innocence and your hard work on my case.

Vickie, also, has been so supportive. Despite the fact that Vickie and her family have been fighting their own battle for justice, she has gone out of her way to send kind words. Thank you.

To our friends at Injustice Anywhere…Bruce hosted Lisa on his Blog Talk Radio program in September then officially endorsed my case. Sarah wrote an amazing article on our story for their holiday newsletter.  We had no idea that they were planning to write about our struggle. Thank you for this incredible show of support.

And to some special people from home that I think about every day: Charlene and Sean; Manny, Becky and their boys; Eddie and Deb; Randy and his family; and Mary…I love you all and want to thank you for your love and support. Merry Christmas to you and your families.

And finally to everyone who has signed our petition on, shared a link to our website on their Facebook and Twitter, and just support us in our struggle for justice…Thank you to all of you. You and your families are in our thoughts and prayers.

To update everyone on my progress with Dancer, the NEADS Service Dog I am training…She is doing great and we are both working hard. Her training is moving forward and she is doing well. She is learning all of the foundation work that will become finished obedience and shaped command. She is a very happy and lovable puppy who is a joy to work with. All of the other trainers love her as well. I am very fortunate to have her to train. She makes me smile every day.

The end of the year is upon us. It is a time that we reflect on the year that has past, and then contemplate the new one to come. This past year has been a roller coaster ride. We have had several encouraging ups, and we’ve had some devastating lows. Looking forward we will stay positive and continue to have faith, hope and love. We are always thankful for what we have, and choose not dwell on what we don’t have. Our hope is that 2015 will bring new opportunities, open doors, and finally bring me home to my family. It’s been a long year, but we’re not giving up. We continue to have faith that our family will be reunited. In our hearts we know that everything will be okay…

Remember that every day brings us One Day Closer…

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.



7 thoughts on “Christmas 2014

  1. Mitch

    Hi Brian,
    I think of you often. I’m glad to see the support you have around you. Lisa is an amazing lady. I’ve had the opportunity to meet her several times and I know she’s been instrumental in your fight. Your struggles have been many , and it has been difficult for your entire family. Sometimes I read , and some of the books I have read have made me think of you and your journey. I think of how much hardship you’ve gone thru hard it’s been on your parents, Brenda, and especially Amber. So although i haven’t told you ..I think of you and pray for you too.
    I see thru your page, you have been training dogs. I know how much joy that must bring you. I smile when I think of it because it reminds me of BUM. We have shared many great times together growing up …I still talk about the beach chairs you made put of sand…the 3day off bugs, (as John used to call them)..the New Year’s Eve parties at Melinda’s and so much more. Your thought about often and always in my prayers.
    Merry Christmas ,

  2. Randy Estrella

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Bro. I miss you everyday. I will talk to you real soon. You stay strong brother. I’m very proud of you and proud to call you my friend, my family, my brother. Love you man

  3. Joyce Coute

    My dear son, you continue to amaze me with your strength. It is especially amazing because I know what a tender heart you really have. I am so proud of you. love mom

  4. vickie fetterman

    I am not sure why but when I read the letter from Brian, I weep silent tears. I think because in the face of so much to complain about, this man and family find Hope. Hope that even though they do not see the end result, they do not give up. I am honored to be made aware of Brian’s struggle for justice and to remember his loved ones in my prayers. As the year ends,I am thankful for many things, hopeful that innocence prevails in this case and so many others. Have a blessed 2015

  5. Sue Luttner

    I just found this moving post while searching for news about Dr. Squier’s ordeal, unfolding now in front of the General Medical Council ( As you probably know, Dr. Squier is charged with giving testimony outside her field of expertise, and with not giving due respect to the views of other physicians. The truth of course is that she is a woman of extraordinary intellectual honesty and personal bravery, willing to say out loud what her research and experience tell her, even knowing her views are politically unpopular.

    Meanwhile, I am touched and humbled to be included in your note. Thank you. It’s a tough arena all around. My best wishes to you and your family. I am so sorry you are paying such a high personal price for this bizarre and tragic medico-legal disconnect.


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