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The new Impact magazine is here, and we get to see Scientology’s biggest donors celebrated!

If you’ve been with us for very long, you know that we get very excited when Scientology puts out a new issue of its magazine “Impact,” which is the official organ of the International Association of Scientologists, the church’s membership organization.

We dig Impact because we love whale watching, keeping an eye on Scientology’s biggest donors, those really wealthy members who keep the place running with the huge amounts they fork over to the IAS.

Normally the IAS has its big gala every October in England, and some weeks later we get a new issue of the magazine that shows us which richies took home new trophies for their donations. Those trophies can also be handed out at other times of the year, but then the pandemic changed everything, with all international events halted as of March 2020.

Then, we noticed that Scientology leader David Miscavige had started attending Friday night graduations at the Flag Land Base in Clearwater, Florida, and he also showed up to preside over the 2021 New Year’s Eve party there. (New Year’s Eve is normally one of the year’s biggest international events, held in Los Angeles.)


We learned then that Miscavige had made Clearwater his home, according to his own attorneys, and then we heard recently that he’d once again held a New Year’s Eve party at Flag to bring in 2022.

And now the new Impact shows us that in fact Miscavige used that event to celebrate the IAS and hand out trophies. The magazine celebrates those donors, as well as a slew of others who couldn’t attend the event. But the upshot is that once again, thanks to Impact, we have some idea of which Scientology whales have stepped up in the last year to fork over some big checks.


[Dave thrilled the crowd at the Fort Harrison Hotel!]

Let’s start with the magazine’s opening note from its editor, who is unnamed. (Jennifer Lankheim? John Sugg? Someone else? If you know, please drop us a line.)

A New Year’s Tribute

As we wrap up another bizarre year and set our sights toward a brighter future, we celebrate the united spirit, passion and purpose of our group. We open with a very special New Year’s Event at Flag, where Chairman of the Board RTC, Mr. David Miscavige, honored more than 170 Patrons of the IAS, representing members from around the world who advanced to higher statuses. Far more than an awards presentation, it was a celebration of the International Association of Scientologists itself.

Beyond acknowledging our IAS heroes in style, Mr. Miscavige gave a preview of epic expansion on the horizon, ringing in the New Year on a very high note. He also presented the latest IAS-sponsored Scientology ad, which was televised during the Winter Olympic Games and the largest sporting event in the United States — the Super Bowl. As we outlined on these pages, the ad’s message dovetails with the theme of this issue, “We are Giants.”

Speaking of giants, we invite you to toast the many champions — some of whom are pictured in these pages — who advanced to the ranks of Patron or above this year, fueling our movement as we forward the Aims of Scientology.

This issue of IMPACT underscores how the continued dedication and support of members of the IAS make so much possible, including bringing the message of Scientology home to millions. So thank you for keeping the torch of the IAS burning bright — through even the darkest days — irrefutable proof that united we are unstoppable.

— IMPACT Editor


[Dave loves the spotlight]

OK, let’s see some whales. Are you new to Scientology fundraising? You’ll see that the church makes a game out of giving the church huge sums, begging big donors to turn over more and more in the hopes of reaching a new status level with names like “Patron Meritorious” or “Diamond Laureate.”


But it’s really important to keep in mind that these are cumulative amounts. Someone credited for giving $1 million, for example, may have given only a few thousand in recent months that enabled them to get past that plateau. (For an explanation of how we know what amounts the statuses represent or the estimates we’ve made for some of them, see our methodology here.)

The magazine is chock full of people who made Patron ($50,000), Patron With Honors ($100,000), Patron Meritorious ($250,000) and Silver Meritorious ($500,000). But let’s get to the big whales, those who have given at least a cool million (Gold Meritorious). First, those who couldn’t attend the event…


And those who did show up…



Now, Gold Meritorious With Honors, which is about $1.75 million.


And Platinum Meritorious, which is $2.5 million. (Tom Cruise was the first Platinum Meritorious, in 2006.)


Now we step up to Diamond Meritorious, which requires a cumulative total of $5 million in donations to the IAS. (And remember, this is just for donations to the IAS. These members have likely donated millions more for other Scientology initiatives.)



Next come the Patron Laureates, with $10 million in giving. Ten million bucks to a past-life space cadet cabal, in a pandemic!


(Read about Novitsky’s filmmaking here.)

Salute now the Platinum Laureates With Honors, which is about $13.5 million.



Now we’re reaching the really big leviathans. The Atkinson-Bakers, owners of a nationwide court reporting service, have reached Patron Excalibur, which is $20 million.


And Tom and Victoria Cummins come in for Platinum Maximus With Honors, about $37.5 million.


And once again, Trish Duggan tops the list, Patron of Legend, whose donations (and with her former husband Bob Duggan) are off the charts. Bob himself estimated it was more than $300 million in an interview with Forbes magazine. Yes, the Dugganses are approaching half a billion in donations to Dave’s slush fund.


These then, are the folks keeping Scientology afloat in 2022.


And in the back of the magazine there’s a listing of all the donors who recently upped their statuses, including some that weren’t photographed. (And remember, these are just the ones who reached a new plateau of giving in the last year or so.)

Patron of Legend ($300 million plus)
The Duggan Family

Platinum Invictus With Honors (about $65 million)
Stu & Rebecca Sjouwerman

Platinum Maximus With Honors (about $37.5 million)
Tom & Victoria Cummins

Patron Excalibur ($20 million)
Alan & Sheila Atkinson-Baker

Platinum Laureate With Honors (about $13.5 million)
Grant & Elena Cardone and Family

Patron Laureate ($10 million)
Steve Fabos & Peggy Oppenheim Fabos

Kurt & Jenny Listug
Norm & Terri Novitsky and Family

Diamond Meritorious ($5 million)
The Borth Family
Warren & LeAnn Meyer

Platinum Meritorious With Honors (about $3.75 million)
Jerry & Jill Chen and Family
Roddie & Carla Crouch
The Lidl Family
The Ozsan-Gregori Family
Dave & Elizabeth Rolfe
The Tardibuono & Walker Family

Platinum Meritorious ($2.5 million)
The Akilov Family

Rob & LaAnn Demotts
The Dominique & Laurence Dambring Family
The Duque Family
Jan Johnson
The Kingdon Family
Brook & Nadia Zimmatore and Family

Gold Meritorious With Honors (about $1.75 million)
Brian & Donna Andrus
Craig, Cheryl, Skylar & Ronan Brockie
The Gendusa Family
Ed Marsh
Sean & Shannon Noll and Family
The Speiser Family
Bob & Jeni Walker


Gold Meritorious ($1 million)
The Kevin & Julie Adney Family
Joe Baba & Family
The Camp-Caputo Family
Teresa Coyle & Family
Ben & Adi Klevit
Ruaraidh MacLeod & Stuart Guy
The Malnati, Schlaich, Metoyer, Shapiro & Wattman Family
The Rawner-Parselle Family
The Rizzo Family
The Roenbaum-Guenat Family
Kathrin & Stephan Streicher
Kendrick & Aaradona Walker

Silver Meritorious With Honors ($750,000)

The Balin Family
The Beville Pase Family
Russel & Stephanie Croman
Judy & Ben Gilbert
Vanessa Cummins Gillotte
The Grossman Family
Sheri & Robert Hamilton and Family
The Hitchman Family
Birgit & Jurgen Hollfelder
The Laplantif Family
The Patricia Lutton Family
The Meisler Family
Mor Invetments Ltd.
Logan Nunn
The Occhipinti Family
The Overfelt-Botelho & Teutimez Family
Dee & Don Pearson
The Rodeghero Family
George & Voula Theonas
Janet Weiss
David & Jodi Weissberg and Family
Eka Zollner

Silver Meritorious ($500,000)
The Arcaro Family
Andre Adair & Elise Eropkin
The David Ali Family
The Barth Family
Dr. Mike & Ana Maria Becker

Debora Brown
The Brown, Hayes and Trio Families
The Kim & Thomas Carroll Family
The Rob & Ingrid Collewijn Family
Ryan & Lissa Dale
Pierre & Alison Denis and Family
Dr. Bill Eickhoff & Family
Stephen & Megan Epstein
Ira & Gloria Finkelstein
The Fowler-Cusano Family
Emmanuel Francoeur
Dorri Goldschmidt
The Gysel Family
Adrian Jayasinha & Vivian Gray and Family
The Kirk Family
The Lamberson Family
The Lane Family
Kathy Martin
Ted McGrath
The Michaux, Duquesnoy, Sfez Family
Yuzuru & Chizuko Ogura
The Oyaizu Family
Bruce Peterson
The Questa Volta Group
Tom & Nancy Reitze
Denis Rioux & Monique Desloges
Henry & Cathilea Robinett
Peter Roelens & Sabine Osaer
Mirit & Daniel Sadeh and Kara Kelly
Paul & Laura Scherzer and Family
The Paul & Roxanne Silovsky Family
James & Laura Stone and Family
Cory & Karilyn Trammell
Levi Vaneycken & Lilia Cruz
The Vargas Family
Manami Yoshida

Patron Meritorious ($250,000)
The Acevedo Family
The Acosta Family
The Andrews Family
Pierre Auffret
Beth M. Bauer & Kathryn L. Howland

Adam Ben Jacob & Mayela Sandoval
Gerard Bernet
The Betes-Parselle Family
Timothy Biedinger & Peggy Schultz
Thomas A. Burke
The Butterworth Family
The Bonetti Oscar Sas Family
Tim & Jill Chiappe
The Buckley-Learny Family
Tom & Sharon Bursich and Family
M. Laura Campos
Lyn Carlson
The Crespo Ruiz Family
The Dolbaczuk Family
Deirdre Donnelly and Alex Strijewski
Anne, Amy-Capucine & Loic Durand
Craig Ferreira & Family
Marc & Donna Ferreira
Shawn & Mary Float
Peter Fraemohs
The Fresco Family
The Graziano, Lucia & Furnari Family
Chris & Jan Griffin and Family
The Harju & Salmela Family
Janos Heder & Family
The Jaffri Family
The Jantz Family
Vladimir Jedlicka
The Jelonek-Sanders Family
The Johnson, Cahill, Silva Family
Atsushi Kamada
The Kath & Soler Family
Matt, Amanda, Emma & Liam Kiely
Tomoko & Masaya Kobayashi
Greg & Rachael Kras
The Kunsemiller & Bylsma Family
Jerrol Lebaran
Alastair & Tricia Lycett and Family
Dan Maddox & Family
The Evan & Lisa Malm Family
Sandro Matini and Alice & Claudia Roncella
Thomas & Tania McAuliffe and Family
The Metzner-Wordie-Gilchrist Family
Jean-Claude & Aline Michel and Family
The Missonis Family
The Morales Nacif Family
Luciana Mordini & Luis Pablo Grillo Mazzitelli
Nick & Lindsey Munson
The Naka-Wakita Family
The Nuccitelli Family
The Oberhoffer Family
Harley & Sandra Orion and Family
The Ortega Family
The Owen Family
The Pagel Family
Alissa & Ben Patrick
Christine Picasso, Arnaud & Family
Adam & Danielle Pino
The Pohlmann Family
The Profittlich Family
Reudi Reusser & Karin Baettig
The Ross Family
Else & Christine Rust
Michael Sanfacon & Family
Angela Sharp
Larry Shelton
The Stracener Family
The Sucre Villegas Family
The Tomita Family
Paul & Debra Trozzi
Earl Wartheim
The Wilbur, Phlips, Chase & Flores Family
Lars Winther & Family
The Ching Hua Yen Family
The Mei Ying Lien Family
Theodore & Raysa Zafiris
Hans-Christoph, Beatrice & Jean Luc Zulauf

Patron With Honors ($100,000)
Shelley Adiv
Drs. Divya Adusumilli and Arvind Philomin
The Arceneaux Family
The Anderhalden-Hayun-Hoornaert Family
Jacques Bachut
Michael S. Ball

Patrick Balvin
The Baron Family
Elan Barram
Attila Barta & Judit Turi
Matthew & Brittany Bartilson and Family
Trish Bass & Mark Verbie
Frank Bauer & Karin Neulinger
The Berera Family
The Bergeaud Family
The Beyer Family
Dan & Melissa Brown
The Brunet Family
Lee Burns & Family
Michael & Vivienne Burton
The Bucher & Wetter Family
The Byrnes FAmily
The Capuano Billeci Family
The Castellanos-Garcia De Blas Family
The Castellano & Villarubia Family
Mick Cheng
The Choisnet Family
The Clarke Family
Luigi Claroni
Didier Coquoz
The Muriel Coriou Family
The Corriveau Family & Peter Warren
The Craughan Family
John, Karen & Ian Deluca
Zoltan & Pamela Dicso
The Dimanche Family
The Dini Family
David & Gabi Driscoll
The Dupre Family
Tristan & Muriel Ebel and Family
Jeff Ekhardt
The Denis Fages Family
Dennis & Ellie Feeney and Family
The Fendt & Pfennig Family
Megan Fleischi
James & Sharen Forsyth
Donald Fox
The Fraisse & Taylor Family
G. Force & Kimberly Chamberlain
The Furgerson Family
The Gavilanes Zea Family
The Giron-Escudier-Berthome-Barban Family
Goldie Goldwasser
Idan & Limo Gov-Ari
Nic Greene & Samara Jimenez Greene
Anna & Vincent Grognard
Ruthild Gruber
The Guerrero-Smith Family
Erick Gutierrez & Family
Daphna Galor & Roie Gutan
The Haag Family
Ana & Angelo Hadjeri and Family
Tran Han
The Hancock Family
The Andrew Harris Family
The Helander Family
The Hernandez & Chavez Family
The Hibbard Family
Dave Hickey
Elliot Hines & Family
Gisele & Daniel Ichbiah
Michael JeNaye
Ann & Hans Johanson and Family
The Kassowitz-Emissee Family
The Keller-Kreisel Family
Mike Kobayashi
The Kolle Family
Pamela Kraft
The Krewer Family
Martin Lafrance
Santiago F. Lampon
The Landes-Deconfin Family
Roelof & Susan Lategan
Torsten Launer
Nathalie Gouello & Benoit Le Bayon
Anne Lelievre
Odile Lemonnier
Stefan Lopusny & Zlatica Schmidtova & Families
Loren & Zohar Macdasi
Beatriz Maiocchi
The Manoeuvre-Revault Family
Hector Marban Rubio
Joshua & Leeann Martin
The Mathieson-Pinchin Family
Margaret & Ron Mercado
Randy Merrill
Nathan Michaels
Prudence & Lee Millsap
Demian Mochary & Karen Dileo and Family
Dr. David & Karen Morris and Family
Nick & Vivian Mudge
The Nagy Family
Keiko & Kazutaka Nakata
Maria James & Holly Neumann
Angie Nieto & Family
Keiko Nishimae
Mike & Noelle Norris
The Okada Family
Leonardo Oriolo & Valeria Busciolano
Aaron & Whitney Orthmann
The Ott Family
Pat Painter
The Palazzolo, Tenni, Tognolini Family
The Pero & Mann Family
The Paolo Piano & Marisa Cribio Family
The Picarelli Family
The Pino-Bosco Family
Linda G. Poe
Maria-Luce Poiron
Sofia Belen Bons
The Queyrou Naslady Family
The Riffe Family
Zoltan Rizanji
Nelly Rodriguez & Oscar Rodriguez
Alan & Joelle Rothe
The Rusinko Family
John & Mary Ann Rusnak
The Ryan-Wade Family
The Moises & Veronica Salame Family
The Dan & Phyllis Sales Family
David & Marcy Sanders and Family
The Savchyshyn Family
Katsumi & Tomoko Seito
Eugene & Vera Shakhov
Lynne Shape & Family
Denise Sieger & Family
The Sirti, Langenbrunner, Geiger Family
Nancy Smith & Family
The Spaulding Family
Brigitte Staub
Mariteres Suter
The Sweetland Family
Brian Swyndro
Team Pecohime: Akiko Suga-Endo, Tomonaga Endo, Fumiko Suga
Catherine-Marc Thomas
Zoltan Torteli
Lavinia, Steven, Lyaa & Emilio Vieville
Bruno & Sophie Vieville
The Villegas-Jimenez Family
The von Gunten Family
Richard P. Wallace
Kathy Wattman
The Watts-Ferro Family
John H. Webb
The Weber Family
Finn Weber
Jamie Alexander Weber
The White-O’Kane Family
Edda & Kurt Wicki and Family
The Williams Family
The Wise Family
Bas & Zhanna Wolfkamp
The Yao, Lu & Ramanathan Family
The Murat & Laura Zhunussov Family
The Zukerman Family


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Source Code

“You can pick up a rock and handle it quite safely. It won’t disappear on you for the excellent reason that it has so many fundamentals, so many basics, so many premises from which it sprang. There are so many alter-isnesses which have proceeded along the line, that it’s not really likely to as-is in your hands. But if you start plowing around about the original rock or the source of all rocks, or you start questioning the source of all rocks, if you did it expertly enough I’m afraid you would feel the rock tremble, because if you did it completely successfully, it’s liable to be gone.” — L. Ron Hubbard, March 7, 1957


Avast, Ye Mateys

“The ship looks good and Captain Robertson is to be congratulated on it and the officers and crew are thanked for their care and attention. I am glad to be back aboard. The only trouble is that ashore the dogs bark all night and now, without this I probably won’t be able to sleep. However, Janet Guilford says we can organize an All Hands Barking Stations.” — The Commodore, March 7, 1970


Overheard in the FreeZone

“LRH tried to get an enormous amount done in a short life time and it is somewhat of a miracle that he got as much done as he did. He realized that just shooting people up the Bridge to OT was not enough and OTs can be keyed in again (after all, we were originally) and entheta is so prevalent on this planet in so many levels it is very difficult for even a small group to stay exterior let alone an individual. This is why the focus became ‘Clearing the planet’ and getting more and more people educated and through the lower levels in an attempt to raise the tone level of the planet overall to an environment where stable OTs could be made. The more we retreat into our little close knit community the smaller we will get and we will end up back where we started, newly gain experience notwithstanding. We need to expand, get more people ON the bridge, find out what people so desperately need most of and expand our base.”


Past is Prologue

2002: Prosperity Magazine reported news from the World Institute of Scientology Enterprises, including the opening of new facilities in Los Angeles and the establishment of a new Hubbard College in New York. “CUTTING THE RIBBON ON A NEW FUTURE – The New Hubbard College of Administration Special Grand Opening. Photos: Mrs. Peggy Hilgers, President of the Hubbard College of Administration and host for the Grand Opening. Mr. Richard G. Polanco, Senate Majority Leader of the California State Senate. Master Buddhist Kai Chien from Taiwan. Mr. Sky Dayton, founder of Earthlink. Senator (Ret.) David Roberti is presented a set of the Management Series Volumes by Mr. Fred Harris and Rev. Heber Jentzsch. Mayor Gusztav Radoczi of Gyomro, Hungary. Mr. Craig Jensen, CEO of Executive Software International. Mr. Don Drader, President WISE International presents a set of Management Series to Ms. Laurie Milam of KCAL-9 Television. Mr. Larry Gershman, six-time winner of the prestigious ‘Promotion of the Year’ Award and former Executive Director of Ogilvy and Mather Worldwide. Mr. Sky Dayton, founder of Earthlink the largest independent Internet Service provider in the United States, was the first speaker. ‘By diligently applying Mr. Hubbard’s administrative technology; from setting my original life goals to constructing the plans and organizations to achieve them, I have been able to make my dreams a reality. The Hubbard College will graduate and endless stream of managers and administrator who
know the laws of organizations and how to win the game with intelligence and integrity. This has the potential not only to change the face of business and government, but also of society'”


Random Howdy

“Hubbard deciding the right tone level for being mauled by a bear is fabulous.”


Full Court Press: What we’re watching at the Underground Bunker

Criminal prosecutions:
Danny Masterson charged for raping three women: Next pretrial conference May 31. Trial scheduled for August 29.
‘Lafayette Ronald Hubbard’ (a/k/a Justin Craig), aggravated assault, plus drug charges: Last hearing was on January 18, referred to grand jury.
Jay and Jeff Spina, Medicare fraud: Jay sentenced to 9 years in prison. Jeff’s sentencing to be scheduled.
Hanan and Rizza Islam and other family members, Medi-Cal fraud: Pretrial conference March 25 in Los Angeles
David Gentile, GPB Capital, fraud: Next pretrial conference set for April 8.
Joseph ‘Ben’ Barton, Medicare fraud: Pleaded guilty, awaiting sentencing.
Yanti Mike Greene, Scientology private eye accused of contempt of court: Hearing held on February 15, awaiting ruling.

Civil litigation:
Luis and Rocio Garcia v. Scientology: Eleventh Circuit affirmed ruling granting Scientology’s motion for arbitration. Garcias considering next move.
Valerie Haney v. Scientology: Forced to ‘religious arbitration.’ Valerie asks for March 15 hearing on motion for reconsideration.
Chrissie Bixler et al. v. Scientology and Danny Masterson: Appellate court removes requirement of arbitration on January 19, case remanded back to Superior Court. Scientology has said it will file an anti-SLAPP motion.
Brian Statler Sr v. City of Inglewood: Third amended complaint filed, trial set for June 28.
Author Steve Cannane defamation trial: Trial concluded, Cannane victorious, awarded court costs. Appeal hearing held Aug 23-27. Awaiting a ruling.
Chiropractors Steve Peyroux and Brent Detelich, stem cell fraud: Lawsuit filed by the FTC and state of Georgia in August, now in discovery phase.



We first broke the news of the LAPD’s investigation of Scientology celebrity Danny Masterson on rape allegations in 2017, and we’ve been covering the story every step of the way since then. At this page we’ve collected our most important links, including our four days in Los Angeles covering the preliminary hearing and its ruling, which has Danny facing trial and the potential sentence of 45 years to life in prison.


After the success of their double-Emmy-winning, three-season A&E series ‘Scientology and the Aftermath,’ Leah Remini and Mike Rinder continue the conversation on their podcast, ‘Scientology: Fair Game.’ We’ve created a landing page where you can hear all of the episodes so far.


An episode-by-episode guide to Leah Remini’s three-season, double-Emmy winning series that changed everything for Scientology watching. Originally aired from 2016 to 2019 on the A&E network, and now on Netflix.


Find your favorite Hubbardite celeb at this index page — or suggest someone to add to the list!

Other links: SCIENTOLOGY BLACK OPS: Tom Cruise and dirty tricks. Scientology’s Ideal Orgs, from one end of the planet to the other. Scientology’s sneaky front groups, spreading the good news about L. Ron Hubbard while pretending to benefit society. Scientology Lit: Books reviewed or excerpted in a weekly series. How many have you read?


[ONE year ago] The Top 25 People Enabling Scientology, No. 5: The dirty tricks private eyes
[TWO years ago] Valerie Haney asks judge to reconsider ruling, and has some excellent arguments
[THREE years ago] Scientology denied: Eleventh Circuit brushes aside church attempt to stop Garcia appeal
[FOUR years ago] Is American culture now so hopeless that Scientology’s insanity is no longer notable?
[FIVE years ago] Paul Haggis spoils movie night for Scientology, shows what a real humanitarian does
[SIX years ago] There’s a backstory to the recent news of a Scientology TV ad being banned in the UK
[SEVEN years ago] Jon Atack visits an org — ALSO: The richest Scientologist gets even richer!
[EIGHT years ago] BRAD HALSEY, 1957-2014
[TEN years ago] Scientology: Dear Judge, Protect Us from Rathbun and Rinder!


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley (1952-2019) did not see his daughter Stephanie in his final 5,667 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 2,596 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 3,101 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,621 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,641 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,532 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,839 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,707 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 3,481 days.
Doug Kramer has not seen his parents Linda and Norm in 1,812 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 4,285 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,601 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 12,167 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 8,086 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 4,254 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,835 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 4,096 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 3,132 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,847 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 2,372 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 727 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,902 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,453 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,602 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,922 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,777 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,896 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 2,252 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,555 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,661 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 3,059 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,935 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,518 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 3,013 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 3,267 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 14,376 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on March 7, 2022 at 07:00

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