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Monday, June 20, 2011

Horrific.........

Warning... POST IS GRAPHIC IN CONTENT.... Please exercise caution before reading...
 
For those of you who know me... you know that I hate to read all the garbage in the news.  I hate to flood my mind with images of the most vile things in society.  However.....  some moms posted a link to an article that I couldn't believe.  I actually searched it to find out if the article was legit... and I found the article from CBS.

(Warning... do not read if you have a weak stomach....) Read the story HERE - or read my abbreviated version with thoughts below. 

A woman had a child born with WHS.  She killed the 2 month old baby... by fire.  The autopsy showed smoke in the lungs.  This means the baby was alive prior to the fire. I honestly don't even know what to say here.... I'm looking at the screen thinking - what do I say next?

I just can't believe a person could do this. Could kill their child.  This is why I don't read the news. I hate these stories. And this story hits home because of the genetic syndrome... Alexander's syndrome.

But also shame on you CBS and other news outlets.  "A terminally ill baby was still alive...."  and  "the couple were (should say was) unaware Brandy would be born with fatal birth defects."  Shame on you for printing this. A child with Wolf Hirschhorn Syndrome is not terminally ill.  How did they not research this? How could they print such lies? Don't they know that WHS miracles exist within their midst every day? I feel like I could just vomit.  Or throw something. Or cry. Or do all three. I'm doing that looking thing again... what to say here......

This brings me back to when we heard the news.  We were told Alexander would be terminal.  We were told to "ease his suffering."  We were told to let him pass in peace.  Not only am I mortified that a mother would do this to their child - but I am always mortified when parents do despicable acts, BUT I am also mortified that news outlets allow the lie of the terminal WHS child live on.  I'm mortified that this woman was released on bail due to her 'special circumstances.'  SERIOUSLY?

Everyone has special circumstances. DEAL WITH IT.  Welcome to LIFE.  It throws you curve balls. DEAL WITH IT.  

AND FOR THE FINAL TIME. WOLF HIRSCHHORN SYNDROME IS NOT AN AUTOMATIC TERMINAL DIAGNOSIS. 

I guess this was bothering me a little more than I thought. Sorry for the depressing post - but .... when will people: news community / medical community / everyone stop giving up on a child before they have a chance to live? 

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4 Comments:

At June 21, 2011 at 1:06 AM , Blogger Laura said...

I see the beginning of a letter writing campaign! Since when do "special circumstances" make murder acceptable? And murder of a child at that!?! I am appalled! Both the the mother and the media's treatment of the story...

 
At June 21, 2011 at 1:10 AM , Blogger susan said...

I am so sorry you found that article, it's obviously upset you greatly and I understand why. I don't walk in your shoes but I try to understand what it would be like to have your littlest boy.

People are just too ignorant to think before they speak. Whoever wrote that article must not have thought there would be parents out there like you who would read that story but be living with their own child with WHS.

I'm gobsmacked she was released on bail.......

I went to a play centre today with my twins and I purposely bought the newspaper thinking 'yay, I'll try to catch up with what has gone on in the world'...... after the third horrendous story about abuse and terror I thought 'why did I bother'...... shocking. It seems more shocking to me now......

I see by your thermometer on the sidebar you are so close to your goal.... :):)

 
At June 21, 2011 at 11:28 AM , Blogger Non-Stop Mom said...

People are sick. I don't understand why she is out on bail.

Words just can't even express how angry I am right now.....

 
At June 25, 2011 at 12:48 AM , Blogger Hilary said...

I'm speechless!

 

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