A dear friend of Reaching For The Tipping Point forum has passed away.
She was the anonymous mother of a former Narconon of Georgia patient who remained close friends with Patrick Desmond after leaving the program, and was privy to information related to Patrick's death.
It was this Mom, alerted by her son about what happened to Patrick, who brought the situation of Patrick's death to the attention of myself and others, after posting on the old alt.religion.scientology news group. Because of her and the information her traumatized son provided, that lead to a team of RFTTP members to gather information and assist the Desmond family in suing Narconon.
We are forever grateful for the help they extended, the details they provided, and the support they gave us in helping document and right the terrible wrongs that occurred. Not just with Patrick, but with other patients and the program itself.
Narconon of Georgia is no more. It's demise began when a concerned parent and grieving friend reached out for help in getting justice for Patrick and others who were forced to endure what that facility was doing and putting patients through. Lie after lie was exposed and Desmond v.Narconon of Georgia et al will go down as one of the most revealing and important lawsuits ever against all the Scientology front groups.
Over the years, "Mom" became a dear friend of mine. She was always in our corner, and in mine. She dedicated herself to helping her son recover, not only from the addiction that led them to Narconon of Georgia, but the from the trauma he experienced in the program and in tragic loss of the friend he had to leave behind at the facility. She was a quiet, humble and caring woman who just could not stand by and let Narconon get away with what happened to those who went there for help and were betrayed. She worried about others. She didn't just mind her own business and walk away, as so many feel they must when facing such deceit and betrayal. Her conviction in doing what was right, no matter the consequences, is what I will remember most.
Please keep her, her family and many life long friends, in your thoughts and prayers during this time of great loss.