Ill mother wins time in custody battle


After a four-day hearing, Gordon awarded Kane Snyder, Giordano's estranged husband, primary custody of their daughter and son. He lives in Arlington Heights, Ill., outside of Chicago.

Giordano then rallied thousands of sympathetic supporters to her cause. Through a blog, Facebook page and online petition, she focused on one aspect of the judge's lengthy order to seek support from people who have never met her, her husband or their children.