A Letter from a Daughter to her Father

The case of the Fairbanks Four is about investigation, interrogation, mass information, misinformation, DNA, rather lack thereof, words and words, pages and pages, testimonies and ablibis, truths, and lies. All manner of things disappointing and wicked.

Sometimes to look at it is beyond exhausting and even their most ardent supporters grow weary. And then, some kind of blessing arrives, some kind of reminder of what this is really about. It’s about everyday people who have suffered an injustice having the courage to stand up for themselves. Below is a letter from George’s daughter, who was a few weeks shy of her third birthday when they broke into her home and took away her dad. If she can remain faithful and determined, certainly so can we.

My Dad, George Frese.
You left when I was a baby, and now when you come back, I’m a woman. You don’t know me and I don’t know you, but we have all the time we need to get to know each other again. I may not remember much about having a dad, but we can make new memories and you can always be there for me again. I miss you every day, I wish you were here. But you’re not. And you’re fighting your way home to be my dad again. I fight for your justice even though I know its dangerous to do so. MY DAD IS INNOCENT! Love you lots, whatever you say.
Your babygirl, Tiliisia Sherrine!!!

She added,

I miss my dad so much, and people just don’t how much I miss him. On the outside I’m happy and fighting for him, while on the inside I’m crying and screaming for him to come home, and wishing he would be here. My dad was in my life once, I’m pretty sure he can be there for me again. :’)

Here is a picture of George from about 1993, a few years before Tiliisia was born, and four years before he would be arrested for murder.

People who know him will tell you he was funny. Really, really funny. And a sweet guy. A nice guy, a gentle soul. They will also tell you that he had a child very young, but loved her SO very much and was really a dedicated father. It is a heartbreak that this injustice took a father away from his daughter, but she has grown into a strong girl and a fighter!

And, here she is at one of our last fundraisers, counting up donations that will fund the fight to bring her father home!

And on that note…….there IS a lot you can do to help. Spread, spread, spread the word! The number of supporters these guys have grows every day. There will come a critical point where the combined voices are too loud to be ignored.

Attend fundraisers if you are in the Fairbanks area. We plan to have our next one near North American time.

Donate online to Alaska Innocence Project HERE

You can donate miles or dollars to ease the cost of travel.

And REMEMBER….there are people in Fairbanks that have information about this case and about alternate suspects. No matter how small your information may seem, email your tips in to info@alaskainnocence.org or call 907-279-0454.

We have all heard whispers and rumors throughout the years – next time, ask a few questions. Rack your mind. If you have any information, email or call it in!!

There is an always-growing reward for information that leads to the exoneration of these young men.

7 thoughts on “A Letter from a Daughter to her Father

  1. My baby loves her daddy very much and knows it is her time to speak-up.She loves her step-dad very much but we always knew in our hearts that one day she would speak up and speak her mind.For years we have been waiting for her to grow up and speak her heart and her mind,she never did and this is the very first letter she has ever expressed her feelings.My baby is a young woman who loves life and loves the truth,she continues to carry a heavy heart for her daddy and will continue to help the Fbks Four,she called all of them uncle and she herself attended the daycare at Howard Luke,so she was right there with us all.We all grew up together including her,we all attended Howard Luke including her…she was a baby so does that make her a liar too?Thank you all and everyone too numerous to thank,my baby met most of you and told me about you all!She loves you all and she is a young woman with a voice!Mahsi choh,geegwathut naawahoolii!!!!

  2. Tillisia,
    Keep your head up and stay strong, you are an inspiration to many who dont have the courage , or strength to do what you are doing, and holding on for so long,,,,,,,We love you and are here for anything you may need. PLEASE dont hesitate to ask …..Love you….

    Uncle Lance

  3. I know beyond all things those men will BE SET FREE. Someone needs to look at the judge that did the trial and see his progress down through time. There are a lot of lies that were told and someone , knows the truth and the truth shall set them free. I know that all of our prayers together will get them to their homes as free men once and for all. Marvin Roberts is my husband’s family member. WE STAND BEHIND THE FAIRBANKS FOUR 100%.
    William and Rev. Loretta M. Nollner with CONWAY FREEDOM PRISON MINISTRIES
    907-656-2377 PO BOX 353 GALENA, AK 99741

  4. When Tiliisia was baptized and we went to school after it was all done,they said you could see George glowing was smiling ear to ear…….He was the proudest father that day on!<3

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  6. Thank you all for reading my letter, and for supporting my dad and uncles, The Fairbanks Four. I know that one day they will be set free . 😀 no matter how much the pain hurts I still put a smile on my face to get me through the day, “Show no pain, but be happy with what you have in life because others don’t have what you have.” The words I live by every day. My dad told me to be brave and believe, and he’d be back home soon, well that’s exactly what I’m doing. Being brave and believing. My stepdad may not be my dad, but he raised me to be strong, honest, speak the truth, and do what’s right in life. And I’m happy that he taught me that, or I probably couldn’t have been able to speak for myself and the truth. Thank you Jeremiah Druck Sr. for being my stepdad and showing me how to speak.

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