Episode 39. Randall L. Murphy

Randall L. Murphy’s two children, Hannah and Ryan were taken by their mother to Canada under very unusual circumstances. Since then Randall has been fighting every legal battle he can to have them returned. He is also heavily involved in advocacy through  iStand.

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  1. Most of what I learned about female empowerment came from my dad. He never treated me like his “little princess” or his “little girl.” He horsed around with me as if he had a son. It took me time to realize that my belief in myself came from him. And he stressed I should never depend on a man, especially financially. Duly noted.

  2. The psychological effects of our childhood experiences can have an outsized impact on who we become later in life. Earlier today, I read an article that provoked what one might describe as a panic attack. As I read this very disturbing article about the psychological ramifications of growing up fatherless, it all just sunk in for me … that I was damaged. When I finished reading about the studies on fatherless sons, it completely altered my state of mind.

  3. What a gut wrenching story. I’m so sorry you’ve had to go through this Randall. I hope you can have some success soon. Thoughts and prayers with you.

  4. Grateful every single day – Kids do come home!
    Jerry with Maayi N’Diaye and Leo Zagaris at United States Institute of Peace. Support I STAND Parent Network Inc.

    Noelle Hunter: We had many “firsts” at iStand 2018.

    A record-number of registered conference participants..

    First time a senior official at State has addressed the conference…

    The first time we gained access to every foreign embassy on our Embassy Walk….

    But above all, its the first time we had three returned kids with us for Conference.

    Leo Zagaris, Maayi N’Diaye and Jerry Pfeifer all were present with us. All great kids too. Respectful, kind, smart and down for the cause!

    Leo testified of his experience during a recent Helsinki Commission meeting and reminded all that children are not weapons.

    Maayi is a ‘veteran’ on Capitol Hill advocacy days and has recorded a song for the movement (coming soon!)

    And Jerry, introducing his father Bob Pfeifer at Thursday’s conference, spoke to the heart of each parent—encouraging them to HOPE!

    In total, there were six returned children represented that day. Barbie Hise’s son Zander is home from Malta, and Dr. Hind Summer Kettani’s sons are home from Saudi Arabia.

    It’s a testament to one of our most fundamental statements…Children. Do. Come. Home.

    Thank you Alissa, Bob, Hind, and Barbie for continuing to empower other parents to see the miracles that we hold daily.

    And to our kids….we love you and will never stop fighting

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