Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Josef attempts to visit father Christopher Savoie in Japan prison

When you hear about another parent going through the horrific experience of having their child abducted in any form your heart bleeds for them, you search for ways to reach out and let them know they are not along in this battle. They say that "good news" travels fast but "bad news" often faster! I was in Thailand when my phone rang in the wee hours of the morning to share with me information that made me sick to my stomach. Christopher Savoie from Tennessee had just been thrown into a Japanese prison for attempting to recover his two wonderful children that had been parentally abducted by their non-custodial mother and hidden in Japan. The details of him grabbing his children and running for safety echo the thoughts many in this position have felt. Outsiders have various views on his attempt, but as a father/parent once in a similar situation I fully understood the rationale. We have ALL thought about it, LBP's as we are called. for the unaware that's an acronym that stands for Left Behind Parent. All you want is to be in your children's life and ironically the abductor is usually shocked that the LBP would put up just as much effort to recover the child as they put into abducting the child. In a sick twist, they, the original abductor actually start assuming the role of the victim, often getting sympathy from those who lack the full story and only see the desperation of the LBP.
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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

JCVD shows compassion for "The Eagle Path" Co-Star

Hollywood Legend, Jean-Claude Van Damme demonstrates compassion never seen before. When co-star, Josef Cannon of his upcoming film "The Eagle Path" ( shared his incredible story about his abducted daughter and his eleven year battle to search, find & bring her home, "The Muscle from Brussels" demonstrated a side of himself rarely displayed in his blockbuster action films. After sharing his own heartbreaking story in the UK Sun ( it was revealed how JCVD created the character of "Shelby Jackson", the daughter of his best friend character Bobby Jackson (Josef Cannon) in the effort to bring awareness of her abduction.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Author Ken Connelly praises Father of Abducted Child

Josef Cannon father of once abducted daughter, Shelby Nicole Cannon is acknowledged by Author Ken Connelly, in his new book entitled "Throwing Stones." Mr. Connelly who was parentally abducted as a youth writes about this horrific crime through the eyes of a child. CK Cannon - Karst Productions co-founder, Josef Cannon reached out to Ken with the hopes that both their stories can shed light on this often ignored and sad offense. Josef Cannon, Author of the "Synclair-Cannon Child Abduction Prevention Act" spent over eleven years searching for his missing daughter and fighting transatlantic court battles for her return.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Graveyard Identity Theft leads to Abduction

Mother, Kelly Donnelly whose childs identity was stolen from a graveyard tombstone by Catherine Bridget Collins and used to assist in the Parental Kidnapping of Shelby Nicole Cannon, the daughter of CK Cannon - Karst Productions, Co-Founder, Josef Cannon speaks out to the press about the anguish of knowing her child's identity had been stolen. Both Mrs. Donnelly and Josef Cannon are furious over Ireland's law enforcement agencys delay in arresting the person(s) responsible.


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Humanitarian lends support to familiar cause

CK Cannon - Karst productions co-founder Josef Cannon narrates Identity Theft Prevention Video. Josef's daughter, Shelby Nicole Cannon was kidnapped back in 1998 and it was with identities of a deceased child taken from a graveyard tombstone that the abductor used to evade the authorities. The actual mother of the child whose identity was stolen and used, Kelly Donnelly is wagging a campaign aganist the abductor, catherine Bridget Collins.


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Father of Abducted Daughter makes TV plea

Hollywood Actor/Producer, Josef Cannon appeared on the highly rated "Late Late Show" with host Pat Kenny in Dublin, Ireland where he spoke about his ten year search and transatlantic court battles for his abducted daughter Shelby Nicole Cannon. Shelby had been taken from America by her non-costodial mother, Catherin Bridget Collins of Navan Ireland who used identities stolen from a graveyard cemetary in order to flea the U.S. authorities, who have a felony arrest warrant out on her for Parental Kidnapping Charges.