When Scientology keeps a mother from her child in the ER: Lori Hodgson's story - 2018-06-11
We're continuing our series with another book excerpt, this time a wrenching anecdote from Lori Hodgson's recently published memoir, A Mother's Heartbreak: How Scientology Destroyed My Family. Lori's story is pretty familiar to our readers, but if you're new, what you need to know before reading this chapter excerpt is that Lori's children, Jessica and Jeremy, disconnected from her when she left Scientology. The father of the children and Lori's former husband, Jim Leake, is still in the church. For years, Lori has struggled to get any information she can about her kids, and then one night she got a scare in a really unusual way...
It was October 18, 2011, a Tuesday evening. I was having dinner with my husband at one of our favorite places in San Jose near our house. During dinner, I glanced down at my cell phone and saw a Facebook notification that my cousin posted.
It said, "Moto Friends....please be careful! 2 Major bad accidents in 1 week is too much for me and this time hitting too close to home. Please say a prayer for my cousin in the ER right now! :("