Four years

It has been exactly four years since our daughter Teagan was taken from us by a cold blooded killer. Sadly we just learned how she died this week and it did nothing the soften the loss, and frankly added to the trauma. In many ways it just made the whole situation more confounding and depending… Continue reading Four years

And then you testify

In terms of situations you would not expect or ever wish to be a part of, I believe testifying as a witness in the homicide trial of your 8 year old daughter by her biological mother ranks pretty high. In many ways this entire process has felt like it's right out of a ‘b’ cable… Continue reading And then you testify

Victims Rights

Victims Rights This week we are moving into the topic of victim rights. Did you know that there is a bill in Canada made specifically to help victims of crime. It is called the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights. The bill states that “a victim is an individual who has suffered physical or emotional harm,… Continue reading Victims Rights

It is what it is…

Over the past few weeks, and especially yesterday, we have received so many messages of love and support from our friends and family (and some from complete strangers). We are so thankful for this right now. Frankly, we need it and we appreciate it. Feeling the strength of so many hands on our backs has… Continue reading It is what it is…

United in Memory

Autumn 2018 is a very complex season for our family to put it mildly. As is always the case this is one of the busiest couple of months for business and the heaviest from a travel perspective. However, this year layered on top of that reality is the trial of Teagan’s murderer. My job has… Continue reading United in Memory

While we are on the topic of Children’s Rights…

The UN Convention on Rights of the Child is meant to create equality and allow all children their right to be safe and protected, to live, and to grow. Unfortunately, these rights are constantly being violated. Teagan’s Batstone’s rights were violated time and time again, by her biological mother and also by how the Canadian… Continue reading While we are on the topic of Children’s Rights…

The Right to Rights 

As humans we all have basic human rights; this is set out in the United Nations International Bill of Human Rights signed in 1948. Excerpts from this important document include: All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another… Continue reading The Right to Rights