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When Ben Stanford's son Benji went missing in February.. He says the only ones who would help them look were Tim Miller and Texas Equusearch.

"Tim came out to the house and I really love the way he says he's going to meet you. 'We're going to come over. I'm going to hug you, we'll cry together and we'll go find your boy.. and they did exactly what they said they were going to do." HE SAYS.

Sadly Benji had taken his own life, but Stanford say Equusearch gave them comfort and closure. Now multiply that story dozens and dozens of times. Over the thirteen years of the search groups existence and you realize how many lives they've touched.

Texas Equusearch has grown exponentially. They've participated many high profile searches around the country and around the world, from Natalie Holloway to Caylee Anthony. But their success may be their downfall. They are so busy they don't have time to fundraiser anymore not that they were really good at that anyway.

"Our treasurer said it best. Equusearch is not a fund raising organization. we're a search organization." he says.

So they are spending more and more money and bringing in less and less. Long story short, they are broke. Tim says they probably should shut down, it's that bad.

"I worry that when we get that phone call what are we gonna do? Are we gonna put that command center payment off so we can go out on a search and we have to halfway protect our credit that we have? You know we made an obligation and a promise to Laura and to God that we'd never leave a family alone." says Miller

And they're still keeping that promise for now.. But Miller knows eventually they might not be able to do that.. won't be able to be there to help comfort and get closure for people like Ben Stanford.

"It's like someone lifts a big brick off your chest to know someone cares about helping you find your children." says Stanford.

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