June 7, 2013
Not Without My Son
Erzsi Dornay's nightmare began December 26 of 2010 when she and her then husband, Mouad Elbou, planned to visit Casablanca with their 3 yr. old son. Unbeknownst to Dornay, Mouad, a fervent Muslim, had made elaborate plans to use Moroccan laws and his family connections to aid him in abducting his son. Although both are American citizens, the mother and child were detained in Morocco for twelve months when a two week Christmas vacation turned into a year-long nightmare.
When asked if her year of darkness had any lighter moments, Erzsebet warmly praised the kitchen workers in the hotel that was her home base in Casablanca. "They knew I was alone, without family, unable to speak the language and unsure of my son's welfare. They planned a surprise party on my birthday, a turkey on Thanksgiving, and they pooled their resources to get me a little Christmas tree. When a small child is torn from its mother, people of every culture want to help..."
Hear her harrowing tale of faith and perseverance as she spent one year fighting to get her son back.
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