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Bring Tristan Lee home

Bring Tristan Lee home

Personal message

Our darling child Tristan Lee was detained in China on the 16 of November. There has been a number of cases like this but Tristan’s case has a terrible twist as the agency had a high ranking Chinese government official involved with the agency defrauding the government and because of this it is a case of national security.

My beautiful daughter went over with the idea that we have completed all the necessary documentation. The agency in China that employed her ended up being a fraud. She was told to do the necessary course to teach and apply for a student visa as she would be studying to be a teacher there and then apply for her work permit in China. Well unfortunately this was not true. The school and agency were shut down by the police and later the school reopened.

The last message I received from my daughter was "dad the police are here to take us in so I can't talk". She has not been allowed contact with her family or anyone for that matter. A fellow teacher that was arrested with her but was released after 8 days managed to get a message to me from my daughter. The message said that Tris is doing ok but conditions are terrible. We were advised to be prepared for a traumatized child when she gets released. I want my daughter home and need your help to do this as I have run out of financial resources. 

The funds will be for legal fees, food, toiletries for the time that she is being detained, refund a student teacher that has been sending her money for food etc and for a flight home as we have been informed that we would be responsible for her return costs. There is also a possibility that we would have to pay her bail.

 

Donations

  • Dec 18, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "Be strong girl we need you back here " - Phil and Les

  • Dec 18, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "Praying daily for your safe return before Christmas" - Anonymous

  • Dec 18, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "Sending angels your way Tristan and praying for the family. " - Susan Clarke

  • Dec 17, 2018 - USD $ 52.62
  • "God bless" - Karen

  • Dec 16, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "For Tris, Gods hands of protection over you ?" - Stefan, Candise, Paige and Oliver

  • Dec 16, 2018 - USD $ 15.78
  • "The same nearly happened with my sister but she fled in time. My heart goes out to your family and I hope you come home soon " - Nikki Pretorius

  • Dec 16, 2018 - USD $ 13.16
  • "Wishing you best of luck and very resolution of the problem" - Anonymous

  • Dec 15, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "My sister is in hong kong teaching and she loves it. I hope your daughter gets home safe and soon x" - Clarise and Hendrik-Louis

  • Dec 15, 2018 - R 507.50
  • "Hope you guys get her back soon. Keeping her in our prayers." - Le Roux family

  • Dec 15, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Prayers to your family " - Robyn Bam

  • Dec 15, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Hope you come home safely Tris xx" - Gemma Norman

  • Dec 15, 2018 - USD $ 18.88
  • "Hope she gets home soon." - Assia

  • Dec 15, 2018 - USD $ 7.31
  • "I hope she gets the help she deserves and has a speedy recovery" - IO

  • Dec 15, 2018 - R 203.00
  • "Absolutely terrible. Can see you a strong person - sorry you have to go through this!! " - Kelly Coughlan

  • Dec 15, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Praying this situation is sorted very soon. " - Cindy Sonnenberger

  • Dec 15, 2018 - R 257.05
  • "Please she gets home safely soon." - Nigel and Michele Louw

  • Dec 14, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "You guys are in our thoughts and we are praying for her safe return my pal." - The Randall's

  • Dec 14, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Hoping she is home soon" - Alison Fouche

  • Dec 14, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Thinking of you Tris. " - Minnies

  • Dec 14, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "Wish for strength in this terrible time" - Estell

  • Dec 14, 2018 - R 203.00
  • "Hoping for a safe return" - Slade

  • Dec 14, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "Hope this little bit helps" - Grahame

  • Dec 14, 2018 - R 60.00
  • "I hope she comes home safe and sound" - Hardus

  • Dec 14, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "Good luck, hope she gets home soon." - GSW

  • Dec 14, 2018 - R 473.58
  • "Thinking of you all at this difficult time, we will keep praying for you’re safe return home. Regards The Conlin’s " - Mr Peter Conlin

  • Dec 14, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Will pray for God's miracle powers to intervene and immediate release" - TGTG

  • Dec 14, 2018 - R 1 010.00
  • "Hope she's safe home soon" - Steve

  • Dec 14, 2018 - USD $ 7.42
  • "Praying for her safe return home. xxx" - Lindy

  • Dec 14, 2018 - R 101.50
  • "Praying for your daughter's safe return. " - Shelley

  • Dec 14, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Our prayers are with you " - Nick

  • Dec 14, 2018 - USD $ 37.08
  • "I hope you get your daughter back safe and sound!" - Carmen

  • Dec 13, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck bringing your child home" - David

  • Dec 13, 2018 - R 304.50
  • "Hoping to see you home soon!" - Leanne

  • Dec 13, 2018 - USD $ 7.45
  • "All the best and hope you set your feet on SA soil soon" - Dallas

  • Dec 13, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Hope you get your Christmas wish x " - Anon

  • Dec 13, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Good Luck x " - Anonymous

  • Dec 13, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Praying that God protects her where she is detained! " - Anonymous

  • Dec 13, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "So hope you are able to get her home safely soon." - Martin Lydall

  • Dec 13, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "i hope your daughter makes it home safely. the chinese govt is a very scary thing" - anonymous

  • Dec 13, 2018 - USD $ 37.22
  • "Stay strong*" - Carolyn

  • Dec 13, 2018 - USD $ 17.69
  • "Hope she’s home soon" - Manuel Strack

  • Dec 13, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "I hope you raise the money! " - Natalie Simon

  • Dec 13, 2018 - USD $ 14.89
  • "Praying for you. Keep us posted on FB please" - Anonymous

  • Dec 13, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "All the best, hope you can spend Christmas together" - Luciano

  • Dec 13, 2018 - USD $ 105.11
  • "I have a daughter of a similar age and can't imagine what you are going through as a family. My thoughts are with you and wish a speedy end to her ordeal. " - Gray

  • Dec 13, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Home for Christmas = First Price - a terrifying experience all round,..." - Allie

  • Dec 13, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Kô huistoe!" - Valery

  • Dec 13, 2018 - R 304.50
  • "Hoping for the best. " - Paul

  • Dec 13, 2018 - USD $ 14.15
  • "Hope you get back soon" - Greg

  • Dec 13, 2018 - USD $ 72.08
  • "Sending lots of love to the family and supporting in any way I can from Aus." - Meghan Howe

  • Dec 12, 2018 - USD $ 256.67
  • "Stay Strong Brother! We are Praying for her safe return." - Kendall Hayman

  • Dec 12, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "You are in our thoughts and prayers!! Praying that this is all over soon!- Jeli and Trevor" - Trevor and Jeli

  • Dec 12, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Praying for Tristan Lee's release asap! " - Felicity

  • Dec 12, 2018 - USD $ 146.66
  • "We pray that Tris has a safe and speedy return. " - Clinton & Emily

  • Dec 12, 2018 - R 507.50
  • "Hang in there." - Ross

  • Dec 12, 2018 - USD $ 7.33
  • "All the best" - Tori

  • Dec 12, 2018 - R 1 542.30
  • "Thoughts are with you guys, lets get her back." - Anonymous

  • Dec 12, 2018 - R 300.00
  • "Get home safe Tris, thinking of you. " - Cam

  • Dec 12, 2018 - R 101.50
  • "Come home safely!" - Calvin

  • Dec 12, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Praying for your safe return home x" - Ross and Janice

  • Dec 12, 2018 - USD $ 209.59
  • "Prayers for a safe return home" - Bobby, Suzette, Hardy James

  • Dec 12, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Peace, Love and Hope to you guys." - Justin

  • Dec 12, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "You are in our Prayers- Get Home soon" - Mel & Brandon

  • Dec 12, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Wishing her a safe return home" - Angelique

  • Dec 12, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "We are praying for her safe return. Stay strong boet. " - Mike and Charne

  • Dec 12, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "**Tris**" - Marnise

  • Dec 12, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "Praying for the safe return of your daughter xxx" - Kari

  • Dec 12, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Thinking of you Rich, Stacey and girls" - Gareth and Veronica

  • Dec 12, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "Praying for her safe return." - Gerda Viljoen

  • Dec 12, 2018 - R 101.50
  • "You in our life Tris ??" - Amanda Cloete

  • Dec 12, 2018 - R 152.25
  • "Thinking of you." - Anonymous

  • Dec 12, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Praying for your safe return." - Dave & Debra

  • Dec 12, 2018 - R 154.23
  • "I wish I could do more... you will be in my daily prayers . Stay strong " - Kayls

  • Dec 12, 2018 - USD $ 36.66
  • "Praying ...." - Anon

  • Dec 11, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "Praying for you xx" - Ashlyn

  • Dec 11, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "We'll see you at home Tris. Stay safe - Barbs and Kelsey" - Barbara Herbert

  • Dec 11, 2018 - USD $ 105.20
  • "Hope everything gets worked out soon. " - Dominic

  • Dec 11, 2018 - R 102.82
  • " Praying for you..." - Anonymous

  • Dec 11, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Praying for her safe return soon!" - Roli Sommer

  • Dec 11, 2018 - R 5 000.00
  • "Thinking of you guys. Stay strong" - Greg and Cheri

  • Dec 11, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck Bud. Will be having a proper toot to celebrate her return! " - Wayne Mackenzie

  • Dec 11, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "Stay strong Tris x" - Keegan

  • Dec 11, 2018 - R 110.00
  • "So sorry this has happened to you. " - Vicki Schlimper

  • Dec 11, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Sending love to all. Come home safe Tris" - Jayme Lewis

  • Dec 11, 2018 - USD $ 73.14
  • "Get home to your family " - Ryan

  • Dec 11, 2018 - R 507.50
  • "Our thoughts are with you all" - Ronald & Virginia Henning

  • Dec 11, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "Praying for your safe return " - Sheryl Lessing

  • Dec 11, 2018 - R 110.00
  • "Hang in there! Trust in God & believe in Him-with God all things are possible!" - Tisha

  • Dec 11, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "We are thinking of you Tris.. stay strong." - Jonginenge

  • Dec 11, 2018 - R 110.00
  • "Praying for your safe return!" - Loudcrowd

  • Dec 11, 2018 - R 110.00
  • "Hope all goes well" - Henk

  • Dec 11, 2018 - R 110.00
  • "Thinking of all involved. Wish I could donate more!" - Janine Midlanr

  • Dec 11, 2018 - R 2 000.00
  • "We're thinking of you and praying for your safe return" - Mark and Marinda

  • Dec 11, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "We will get you home my Trissy" - Debbie

  • Dec 11, 2018 - USD $ 69.52
  • "It's not much, but I hope it helps" - Andrew Padgett

  • Dec 11, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "Come home Tristan!" - Yasmin

Statistics

Donations to date

R 50 863.92

Fundraising target

R 100 000.00