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February 21, 2024

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BradMarch 12, 2021

Nothing brings more joy than to discover that your Heavenly Father loves you and cares deeply about you. I see this again, when I see see you give that same love to these precious kids at the time they most needed it. Such a dark place to come back from. Thank you for sharing such a tender time for your family with all of us.

LewisMarch 11, 2021

You know, this is an incredible story, both of your love and patience, but of those brave children. With so many things stacked against them, they ventured forth into a very challenging world. We should never underestimate how difficult the transition was for them. I know you must be incredibly proud of them!

JacquelineMarch 10, 2021

Jolanta, your words were deeply moving and I’m in awe of your strength and courage. Thank you for sharing this part of your life with us; I think you are incredible and am certain Heavenly Father likewise stands in awe and tenderly watches over you and Thomas.

KatieMarch 10, 2021

Jolanta, Thank you for your bravery in sharing your story. I hope we can all follow your example and internalize your 3x5 card truths.

Nicole SheppardMarch 10, 2021

Jolanta, thank you for sharing your remarkable story— how courageous!! So inspiring to learn about all you have overcame, how you have adapted, and how you continue to grow!! Can’t wait to see how you continue to bless the world!

Cynthia CarlsonMarch 10, 2021

Incredibly eye-opening! Inspired! Thank you for sharing this amazing story of the power of Christ-like love.

Julie Ann TreadwellMarch 9, 2021

So grateful there are people and families in the world who are making a difference to these kids. Just so incredible and pure. And so grateful for the inspiration you received and acted upon to turn this around for Jolanta! Huzzah!!! May God continue to bless you all!!!

JaredMarch 9, 2021

What an amazing, wonderful story! I appreciate your willingness to share it, realizing that others will be blessed by it. I hope you write the book! I'm looking forward to seeing what these wonderful kids accomplish!

LexaGraemeMarch 9, 2021

Heartbreaking, and the joyous. Thank you for being willing to share your vulnerabilities with us. May I remember the ways people can be wounded, and do what I can to heal.

Kathy ThatcherMarch 9, 2021

Such a sweet story of love and constancy. Love to Jolanta and to the family who saw her as who she was and loved her so dearly. It is a reminder to us all to love and lift and be careful to to crush those around us. Much love to you for not giving up and fir turning to the ultimate source of love and understanding fir direction.


I never read such a sobering story, a least in Meridian Magazine, a Helen Kellerlike story that SHOULD be made the object of a book, because he could tive hope to so many people and change so many lives. Please write the book! And thank you for your incredible example of faith, love and perseverance in the face of adversity. This made me realize that even people in reasonably good physical and mental shape such as me, born from "goodly parents", do have wounds to hear from, but so do also so many around me that I should not judge negatively.



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