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Im going to share a case that happened. I cant believe it really happened, I dont know how it can happen in reality. This was news, I dont know the exact details. A mother with mental health issues fed her child for 21 years with milk and biscuits and the child remained retarded with the mind and body of a seven year old. Can you believe it? How come no one noticed or intervine for all those years and let it happen?


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AspieGirl 10/12/2019 - 6:20 am

I hope he/she is in good hands now.

Once 10/12/2019 - 7:11 am

Because . . . because it happened. Because somewhere, at this moment, someone is chained to a post in a locked bedroom, knowing only that they wish they were somewhere else, because somewhere else a young woman is dying from cancer, because somewhere else, a man with one arm and cataracts is wishing things were different, because somewhere else, a lady is being beaten, because somewhere else, a homeless teenager is wondering why his dad walked out on him, because somewhere else, a young child is wondering what it must be like to be able to walk, because somewhere else, two friends are mere seconds from dying in a car accident, because somewhere else, a man just landed his dream job and will soon begin planning his suicide, because somewhere else, a virus is claiming the life of a woman who has spent twenty years of her life feeding the poor, because somewhere else, sadness is overwhelming a sad man, because somewhere else, a beautiful model with long flowing blonde hair is finding a patch of dark skin on her arm and thinking about how her mother died of cancer, because somewhere else, a dog has just been hit by a car and two small children who love it very much don’t realize it has happened, because somewhere else a young girl wants to play the guitar, but she can’t because she is afraid that if she tries, she will fail, because somewhere else, another boy must go without breakfast, and you know what? There’s no answers. To any of it. It’s just how things work, then one fine day, it all just ends.

Jack 10/12/2019 - 7:55 am

I can accept more easily some of the things you mentioned, they seem unavoidable but what I shared seems avoidable and I can’t accept how it can happen without anyone changing it.

AspieGirl 10/12/2019 - 10:17 am

Right. It’s not the woman’s fault that she’s mentally ill, but someone who knows her should have done something.

I had a friend some time ago who knew a chick who was selling her baby’s formula (that she got on WIC) instead of feeding it to her baby. She was told by people she knew to at least breastfeed, but she refused to. Everyone said she would just let the baby cry. My friend called CPS on her and her baby was taken away from her. Someone else she knew wasn’t taking care of her kid so they took her kid and every single time she gets pregnant there’s a court order to remove every child she gives birth to. Some people just shouldn’t have kids.

Once 10/12/2019 - 11:13 am

Yeah, I hear you. My comment is a generic reply about the nature of “things.” As for this story, who knows. If the child was in school, someone should’ve and most likely probably would’ve noticed, but if this went on for so many years, then I’m guessing it wasn’t in school?

If this lady was receiving social aid, and that office was responsible for checking on her child’s welfare as well, then they dropped the ball, obviously. All she had to do was convince them that all was well, which in some cases seems fairly easy to do, given the number of stories in the media about neglected children being overlooked by understaffed and overworked social agencies. Unfortunate.

But without knowing more, all we can do is guess.

Jack 10/12/2019 - 11:52 am

Yes, she and the child lived at home most of the time. He did not go to school.

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