Hi, my name is Matthew W Beatson and I am Lance Lewis’ older biological brother. This letter is to introduce myself, bring my concerns of Lance’s living situation to light, and inform you of what I would like to happen and how it would better Lance and his future.
As I mentioned, I would like to introduce myself. I am currently serving in the United States Marine Corps as a Private First Class/E-2. I enlisted at the age of 17 and left for boot camp, July 13, 2015, one month after I graduated high school on June 6, 2015. My MOS, job, in the Corps is classified as an aircraft mechanic. The Marine Corps is a big brotherhood/sisterhood and it has taught me that the number one thing is to look out for one another and what I am trying to do here is look out for Lance. It has also taught me to be more mature and responsible than most young adults in this world today.
Next, I would like to express my concerns of his current living situation. It is to my knowledge that he is placed with our older sister Felicia which is not a big deal. The thing that concerns me is that she is allowing Lance to be in contact with our biological mother, Nicole Turner, without being present. The reason this concerns me is the fact the he was and is still not old enough to understand what happened in our past and why we were never placed back in the home with her. I have also been told that when his father, Carl Lewis, tries to set up a visitation with him there are always excuses of why it can’t be done which in my eyes is completely wrong because the goal is for them to reconnect in order for Lance to move back home. It has also been brought to my attention by our sister, Breanna Faye, that Felicia has been smoking marijuana and that is not something I want around my family. Also the area she lives in is the worst known area in North Charleston for drugs, such as Marijuana, Crack, and Cocaine.
The solution that I have in mind is to have him placed in my custody until the problem...