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How AngelSense Saved My Daughter’s Life

Using AngelSense to save lives

 A guest post by Kathy Gilray, mother of a 15-year-old girl with Asperger’s Syndrome from Texas.

On Aug 17th, 2015, around 4:10 in the afternoon, my daughter was kidnapped and sexually assaulted. I am convinced her AngelSense device saved her life. AngelSense is helping me share this very painful experience in the hopes of helping parents learn about this device.

We have been looking for a solution to help us keep our daughter safe for over a year. Watches were too cheap, ankle bracelets were too expensive. We finally found AngelSense in July 2015. The first day our daughter wore the device was July 28th. It quickly proved our decision to be a God send.

At 4:10pm on Aug 17th, our daughter went out for one of her regular walks in our neighborhood. She was lured into a car only 150 yards from our house by a stranger who threatened to hurt her. AngelSense alerted us via email and SMS text that our daughter was not on her usual route.

AngelSense alert

When I received the alert, I entered my AngelSense app in Runner mode which shows her route. She was at Lakes of Springfield Park. I quickly got in my car and drove there in an attempt to find her.

AngelSense in action


I called the device to use the Listen-In feature. I could hear a struggle. I realized later that I actually heard the sexual assault in progress.

The attacker noticed the device and asked what it was. She told him it was a GPS tracker. He told her to take it off, but she told him only her mom could take it off with a special key.

The predator stopped the assault when he realized he was being monitored. He drove back to the neighborhood where he picked her up and she safely left the vehicle.

I used AngelSense’s live updates to follow her. I saw her only seconds after she had left the car. I was that close to the suspect’s vehicle. This would not have been possible without AngelSense.

The Rowlett police were able to obtain videos of the car since AngelSense tracked the route to and from the neighborhood. The timeline was also provided by the device.

We would have not been able to save our daughter without AngelSense’s unique capabilities – the automatic alert that our daughter is in an unexpected location, the ability to immediately listen-in, the wearing accessory that kept the device on her which deterred the attacker, and the real-time updates to quickly find her.

I would like to sincerely thank AngelSense. I believe this wearable device can keep our special needs children and elderly much safer.

AngelSense is committed to creating a safer world for those with special needs and providing peace of mind to their families.

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  1. Latanya Singleton July 12, 2016 at 3:17 am - Reply

    I truly am so glad that the mother found where her child was ans she is safe at home with her mom. I truly love the angel sense I think it is a great product that will help save our kids lives that matters to me as a mom. Great invention

  2. Vickie Jordan July 24, 2016 at 3:34 am - Reply

    I need too order this asap

  3. Marita Aguirre July 29, 2016 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    Oh yeah happy ending I hope be something like that for small children too. And no more disappear or lost children around.

  4. Paula Thompson August 2, 2016 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    great device! Need a local representative in Huntsville, AL. to talk to parents.
    Contact me at Thanks

  5. Pamela August 3, 2016 at 2:56 am - Reply

    Is this available to all children? Special needs or not?

    • Nicole September 28, 2016 at 3:28 pm - Reply

      Yes, of course. We also have many users that have dementia and Alzheimer’s.

  6. Shirley August 6, 2016 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    I am so very sorry and sad that your daughter was assaulted…But, I am also very glad you had this device and could help save her!
    My grandson , 9, is autistic and a runner-wanderer – he is not able to speak so compounds the issues…A fellow mom told me about Angesense . I never heard of it before.
    Wishing you and your daughter healing prayers…Thank you for sharing this painful story, in order to help others..Blessings, Shirley

  7. Truly Sieli August 7, 2016 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    Thank you for sharing your story because I’ve been sharing this new device on my Facebook wall with younger children in mind however not even thinking how this could still help my 14 year old Autistic daughter who begins High School in less than 2 weeks. My Angelia used to wanderer, we tried Project Lifesaver but she would cut the bands off no matter where we hid scissors, she even swam our canal 4 times when she was 5 and 6 years old… Months later I found an Autistic child we knew drowned in a Canal..

    Never, ever thought this device could be a Life saver with her in High School however you just enlightened me… I’m ordering this for her and Thank God your Daughter was let go by that predator, can’t even imagine how she is handling the assault… God Bless you

  8. Tammy Goldberg August 25, 2016 at 4:16 am - Reply

    Honestly I have twin autistic boy’s and dont believe they would wear this type of device. I’ve tried alot of spy cameras for my boys the last 3 years even the pen that record’s voice and video didn’t work the boy’s got home and nothing was recorded. But both boy’s had alot of meltdowns that night and night terrors all night and trying to find out from the teachers, director of Pupil Services and for my one son, bus service they all said he had a great day. My boy’s do not have night terrors and alot of meltdowns over in a day for no reason and if they had a great day. So no don’t believe this device helps children with sensitivity issues unless this device is almost not seen or felt by my boy’s also this past year one of my sons I got a call from the school nurse and told my son smelled and had bad breath. If I had something like this I would have known who were the real kids,teachers that complained my son smelled.

    • Nicole September 28, 2016 at 3:13 pm - Reply

      Most children get used to wearing the device fairly quickly. In this article we offer guidance for the more challenging scenarios – children with significant sensory issues and obsessive behavior. In such case it is important to follow a very gradual and methodical process to establish the routine of wearing the device. A successful first experience is key.

      Some parents choose to say nothing to the child and simply put the device in their pocket in advance, hoping the child will ignore it. This is a valid approach and works in some of the cases but we believe that in most cases it is better to let the child know of the benefits and the coming change. Read more:

  9. Jess March 5, 2017 at 8:47 am - Reply

    Would this be deaf friendly? Me as a mom is deaf. I got 2 kids who likes to run off and this seem a good thing

    • Nicole March 15, 2017 at 1:22 pm - Reply

      Yes, absolutely!

  10. Denise March 6, 2017 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    I got one for my 14 yr old autistic w/ behaviors and I am glad I did. a day or 2 after I ordered it before we got it we were @ an event @ the MOA and I turned around for just a sec and he was gone. I thank God for the employees in the arcade area that found him.

    • Sidra @ AngelSense March 15, 2017 at 1:47 pm - Reply

      Thanks for sharing Denise! Welcome to the AngelSense family! If you need any help, you can always use our support pages or live chat on our website.

  11. GPS Blog | 50% of Children with Special Needs Are Bullied at School August 2, 2017 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    […] this feature a mom in Texas was able to prevent her 15-year-old daughter with Asperger’s Syndrome from being assaulted. While on a walk around the block, the young teenager was lured into a stranger’s car. AngelSense […]

  12. Cheryl Forrest September 6, 2017 at 10:12 am - Reply

    What does the device its self look like?

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