Faith and Family: Saving lives one 2x4 at a time

Feb 7, 2008 Full story: Troy Messenger 67

“The paperwork is on the desk of the show's producer, and I'm very hopeful that I will be invited to be on the show and tell the story of these kids with cystic fibrosis who are dying at an alarming rate”

Jaine Treadwell, The Messenger Ronald Werstler is a man on a mission. He walked away from his chosen profession to do something for those suffering from America's deadliest genetic disease, cystic fibrosis. via Troy Messenger

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lori werstler

United States

#1 Mar 1, 2008
ron werstler is a con man using his his child to get a 5000.00 a month pay check and not really care about the heath of his child nor the welfare of his family. he walked out and abanded them several months ago with little support money wise not mention any other way. he is using his son's name and picture against his will and without proper legal rights from me his mother. the board members jimmy novack, john harris and amy butler are aware of this and have been notified and refuse to put a stop to this. shame on all of them for beig so irrsponiable witha little boys privacy and falling for the greated con out there useing people illness and emotions of kids to continue this.
friend of lori

Mount Pleasant, SC

#2 Mar 12, 2008
Please forgive her, she is bipolar. she cant help herself due to her condition.What she wrote is not true !!!!!!
lwerstler

United States

#3 Mar 16, 2008
friend of lori wrote:
Please forgive her, she is bipolar. she cant help herself due to her condition.What she wrote is not true !!!!!!
I have loads of friends and you are not one of them because I dont have any friends that live in the area where is was posted. I have a husband who abanded us live there and living off his sister and husband. and yu know that you lie and are a con man because of that statement you wrote shame on you ronie for yet more lies
GOD WILL HOLD YOU accountable i have no fears and know that i am not bi-polar. YOU are a sick man to think and try to tell people that i support what you do. Myself and this child hates what you do. See board members what your employee does.
huh

Alexander City, AL

#4 Mar 20, 2008
what
Jackson

Los Angeles, CA

#5 May 5, 2008
I know this man personally and he has ALWAYS been above board in every situation. And geez Lori, you said right in your post that he is the boy's father so guess what, he has the same legal rights to Brandon as you do. So what happens to Brandon if your crazy antics prevent Ronnie from achieving his goal of getting the child his transplant? Who will God hold accountable then?
shaolin

Gulfport, MS

#6 May 6, 2008
hey im a student of sensei ronalds and i had alot of time to get to know both him and his family i just want you to know i personally have seen him strife to save children from this disease and what his wife says is untrue!!! he is a good man with a good heart and what was said about her being bi-polar is also true, there is no one else in this world who is trying as hard as he is to save lives. dont listen to the rants of a mad woman. i am a soldier in the united states army anyone who has been there knows we make very littel but any money that goes to that foundation is money well spent. and if he is making $5,000.oo paycheck than why does he live in dingee hotels on the road at all times breaking wood with his bear hands just to get a little notice for his sick child and many others like him. take it from some one who knows them well this is not a scam its a mission for children and i would like to see this disease and many others cured in my life time. ronalds doing something about it, will you?
Sister-in-law

Ashland, KY

#7 May 6, 2008
Ronnie is a fake! Who would leave there sick child without food, electricity, and water? Before he can help anyone else his Godly obligations belong to his family. Instead of paying an electric bill once, Ronnie decided he needed Rogain hair growth products for his head. You people only see one side of this sick man. My sister is the one working her fingers to the bone to care for my nephew. Ronnie probably does not even know the first thing about his medication. And as for her being bi-polar any REAL Dr. who has seen her says she is mentally stable and Ronnie is the one who shows signs of being anti-social. Ronnie believed he could get more free money from the government if he could prove her bi-polar, I know this because he told me directly! Why don't all of you ask to see where this money goes? This foundation has helped nobody but Ronnie. He is also forcing his son's photos to be posted aginst his own childs wishes. We keep trying to tell you people to watch out for this man, but if you refuse to listen, that is your problem. Who would know him better than his own wife and children. Another questin, if my sister is bi-polar why would any respectable man leave his children with someone so unstable and without her own medicatin? I'll tell you where he got this whole idea from, after several years of him not knowing about my own bi-polar disorder, and finding out I now have to live on SSI, he thought he could get her a check, so he could sit on his fat lazy butt! Well when the Dr's turned the tables on him he left his family to fend for themselves. You ask anybody who knows me, Before I got my medication, I could hardly function, much less take care of a child with CF. If I have said it once I have said it a thousand times, Ronnie is a wolf in sheeps clothing,and GLORY TO GOD HE WILL PREVAIL!! Just wait and watch.
lwerstler

United States

#8 May 7, 2008
to person in CA you dont know him as personally as i do i have seen many times where he has not been above board on many many things who else wolud know but me, but you want to believe his lies you go ahead because just yesterday was proof for me when i had a long converstion with him. What you dont understand is that you have both parents sign a release and concent form in order for you to use and invaded a minor childs privacy, and i assure you he did not have that and the law sides on the one saying no but Ron in his controlling ways once again did what he wanted and to te Ca person yu have not had to live with him and indure all the abuse in every way by him all you do is listen to his side of the story. To Phillip , you dont know the family as you say nor do you understand i dont state facts about a 5000.00 a month pay check with out knowing personally you people forget that i know him in a much better way he puts on a good show and it is always poor ron, he is always the victim when in reality he is the one that causes every last bit of his own distruction. phillip unless you have proof in writing you best be careful about the words you say because it could come back to get you in the form of derogatory comments so without the facts other than here say be caeful, because there is now a paper trail not only on this web site but others as well, you dont even see how he has sucked you in to fight his battles for him. This child does not need a transplant so once again , so you can see he is not above board.
JLG

United States

#9 Jan 15, 2009
I KNOW BOTH LORI AND RONNIE. I KNOW FOR A 100% FACT THAT RONNIE IS A CRIMINAL. I HAVE BEEN CONTACTED BY DETECTIVES FROM THE MOBILE AND BALDWIN COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENTS. HE IS BEING INVESTIGATED. RONNIE IS NOT CONCERNED ABOUT BRANDON'S OR ANYONES ELSE'S HEALTH PROBLEMS, HE JUST WANTS TO POCKET THE MONEY HIS LITTLE CON "FOUNDATION" COLLECTS. I KNOW RONNIE LEFT HIS FAMILY AND HIS SON THAT HE CLAIMS HE IS SO CONCERNED ABOUT. HE LEFT THEM PENNYLESS, WHILE HE COLLECTS THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS AND POCKETS IT. SINCE ITS CASH MONEY, HE CAN POCKET IT AND CLAIM THAT HE ONLY MADE, LETS SAY $10.00 WHEN IN FACT HE ACTUALLY MADE FROM JUST ONE JUG $250.00. HE IS ACCOUNTABLE TO NO ONE. HE IS NOT TO BE TRUSTED. THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE DEFENDING HIM, YOU EITHER DO NOT KNOW HIM LIKE HIS WIFE AND I DO, OR YOU ARE JUST AS LOW AS HE IS. I ENCOURAGE YOU TO CALL THE POLICE AND ASK THEM ABOUT RONNIE WERSTLER AND HIS SO CALLED FOUNDATION, THEN REPORT BACK AND LET US KNOW IF YOU STILL THINK HE IS "INNOCENT".
KIL

Suwanee, GA

#10 Mar 13, 2009
Ron can't be a crimial, because of what you people do on the internet to hurt one another is far more wrong than letting thousands of kids and adults die each year of Cystic Fibrosis. You do nothing while this man tries to save not only his sons life but others..........Thats why i am no longer your friend! Are you too scared to let people know who you are? Why dont you help him or start a foundation of your own to help these kids? Maybe I could call the police on you then and see how it feels........past friend.
gods will

United States

#11 Jul 25, 2009
I know both lori and ronald werstler and they both are no saints. But i have to say ronald has Brandons best will. God knows the heart of everyone and only then when you see God in heaven will judgement be past. so this whole comment thing is ridiculous to try and bash one another. EACH one of you need to look in the mirror and see where you stand with yourself, with God, and (to Ronald and Lori) what you are doing with Brandon.
john

Flagstaff, AZ

#12 Jul 30, 2009
People what are you doing to help kids in this nation? At least ron is doing something to help kids with cystic fibrosis.The more you write the less you are doing. Where is your money going? Why dont you start a foundation and see how much it really cost to do this. Shame on all of you.... doing nothing but bad mouthing him is worse than doing nothing and letting 3 to 4 kids die each day!!! I would do the same if I had a son with C.F.
EXSPOSURE IN PROCESS

Frankford, DE

#13 Aug 3, 2009
I also know both Lori and Ron/Ronald/Ronnie Werstler. The bickering on here is mostly among the Family and the advocates of the Caring Now for Kids board members.
After a few statements of truth I purpose questions for thought.
Ronnie Werstler has abandoned his family.
The Cystic Fibrosis (legitimate foundation btw) will not touch him with a 10 ft pole.
The last 4 years he has not lived with his separated wife.
His visits in the last 4 yrs have been limited to less than a dozen times a year.
He provides no spiritual, mental or financial assistance to his CHILDREN.(And I say that because he has four.)
He has left the State of Alabama pick up the tab for Brandonís medical insurance and Lori Werstler to provide the premiums and co pays.
Talk to his eldest son Brad Werstler on his thoughts of his fatherís CNFK exploit.
He cannot tell you what type of medication his son Brandon is on at any given time.
His only financial income is from the foundation.
The jars of money that were collected with Brandonís photo on it were hidden in a garage and spent for his self preservation.
The father has a flashy new Trailer to live in...No doubt that it was all donated or purchased with the expense account that he receives from the CNFK board.

Now questions for thought.

Do you know what a con artist is?
Why are there numerous criminal investigations ongoing in the states of Alabama, Texas, Georgia, Mississippi and who knows where else?
Where is all this money he raises go?
Who is accountable for this collected money?
How many children has he helped or is there 3 to 4 children dying every day because he has not helped anyone?
Wouldnít it seem that a person interested in doing a true , sincere and seemingly admirable mission would keep their expenses to a minimum and not living the High Roller life style that includes multiple Rolex's at the expense of kind goodhearted Christian people?
So here are a few personal thoughts, before you give him your money.
If we were to investigate this man further on a personal level thru the internet's various search tools you would find a true child exploiting monster. YouTube provides a look at his car salesman like antics.Intellius will give a history of his numerous assault charges along with his lack of the ability to know when not to write a check.
Admittingly his time spent in seminary has provided him with the ability speak and manipulate scripture from memory but not with the authority of or from Christ.
You decide and have a Blessed day.
Dale

Colorado Springs, CO

#14 Aug 7, 2009
I saw Ron Werstler in Colorado Springs today, 8-7-09. I did not like his act and chose not to contribute until I knew more about him. After reading this website, I would not donate to him. If I am concerned about the effort to cure Cystic Fibrosis, I will give money to the official foundation.
EXSPOSURE IN PROCESS

Frankford, DE

#15 Aug 7, 2009
Very wise choice.He is on the west coast headed for his delusional dreams of fame in hollywood.thanks for the update on his where abouts.
EXSPOSURE IN PROCESS

Frankford, DE

#16 Aug 8, 2009
Dale,
I would also like to state that undoubtedly you are a buisness owner,most likely one that advertises as a Christian buisness.This is his Modus operandi.
Therefore, if you have assosiates that you feel should be informed of this con,please report it to them and/or your local law enforcement and District Attorney's office.
Exploiting children as an occupation,is about as low as you can go.
Help put this man where he belongs by being an active member in safegaurding your community.
JG - Georgia

United States

#17 Aug 8, 2009
I think it's a true shame the state of minds and hearts of the people of this country. Everyone is so afraid to believe that there is a person out there who is actually willing to do something right and good for others that they are quick to see their efforts as a con or scheme or criminal action. What has happened to all the Christians of the world? Why are they all hiding instead of supporting the ones who do try to do God's will? Ron is an upright man who has been bashed at every turn...starting with the one person who should have been there for him before anyone else. A man's wife is supposed to be a help mate to him, instead Ron has a wife that has hurt his efforts at every turn. If Ron has been investigated as thoroughly as everyone thinks...why is he not behind bars already? He was found not guilty of the charges, that's why. Has any of the ones who are so quick to bash his efforts checked into the cost of a double lung transplant? It takes time to raise that kind of money. And Ron is not only trying to raise the money for his own son, but for 8 other children this year alone. These are 9 children who will not die from CF if people would only give to the foundation. And he tells me all the time that that is where he wishes people would send their money...to the foundation where it belongs. I know, too, that Ron would do this even if he wasn't being paid a cent. Why does a mother refuse to accept the fact that her son needs, or will need, something so critical to save his life and then instead of doing something to help raise the money so he can have it done when the time comes, she bashes the one person and the foundation who is trying to do what she should be doing. I feel for her...I really do. I had a mother who let me know every day of my life that I was worthless and that I would never amount to anything. I don't know why she was that way. But I know there are people out there who are. So, Christians, and people with hearts that love and care...what are you doing to help? This man needs support for what he's doing. Not let downs and cut downs. His wife threw him out of the house...he didn't leave willingly. She refuses to let him talk to the Brandon. Ron wasn't out of the house but a few days before she moved another man in. What does that tell you? But does all that matter? What REALLY matters here is the kids...the ones who have CF and who are suffering and dying because people are scared to believe. Scared to believe that in this world gone mad there is still some good out there and people willing to do it. For non-selfish reasons. Please, do your research. Go to www.cnfk.org and check it out for yourselves. If you can choose not to help and lay down and sleep peacefully at night, then there is nothing anyone can do except pray for the kids who are going to lose out because of it. Keep going, Ron. LITTLE IS MUCH WHEN GOD IS IN IT!!!
Kelly Howard

Broken Arrow, OK

#18 Aug 12, 2009
gods will wrote:
I know both lori and ronald werstler and they both are no saints. But i have to say ronald has Brandons best will. God knows the heart of everyone and only then when you see God in heaven will judgement be past. so this whole comment thing is ridiculous to try and bash one another. EACH one of you need to look in the mirror and see where you stand with yourself, with God, and (to Ronald and Lori) what you are doing with Brandon.
He is not feeding, clothing or putting a roof over his son's head. Not to mention buying any of his meds!!! Now You tell me what he is doing for his son? YOU DO NOT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS SITUATION!! We are simoly trying to stop people from getting scammed. People like you, who have a good heart and trust in those that act like they do. You got my name. He knows how I feel and it's not right.
john

Jamaica, NY

#19 Aug 21, 2009
Dale wrote:
I saw Ron Werstler in Colorado Springs today, 8-7-09. I did not like his act and chose not to contribute until I knew more about him. After reading this website, I would not donate to him. If I am concerned about the effort to cure Cystic Fibrosis, I will give money to the official foundation.
I am just kidding....I am just trying to cause trouble.
RONALD WERSTLER

Jamaica, NY

#20 Aug 22, 2009
SHAME on you people! KIDS are dying each day because of you. Keep it up we are coming after you, the lawyers are keeping track of each comment. You cant keep saying things that are not true. What are you doing to help my son? If I am a criminal then what are you? I know.... a killer! Kids are dying each day because you are doing nothing. At least I am trying to help these kids..I am killing my self trying to save 9 lives this year. What are you doing, but writing bad things about someone! Shame on you. I will come and see each of you in person when Brandon needs the Million DOllar Double Lung Transplant! I will get the money from you...yea right! At least you will get to see Brandon die. I wont be a happy father at that time. I guess people dont really think about kids only about them and no one else.If I am doing wrong what are you doing right. Kids with CF will keep dying because of you.Please get together and start a foundation to help these kids then! I wont write things about you I am not that low. Have a great day and please start helping me. Ron

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