It is Christmas Eve and most of the family did get to go
on there trip to Ohio. Against the mothers wishes and court agreement the foster parents took the victims 17 year old son
to West Virginia instead of his original plans and join his mother and 2 sisters to Ohio. The mother took it very hard. She
wanted only 1 thing this Christmas and that was to be with her 3 children& family. She feels that DFCS neglected
their job to encourage her son to follow thru with his family commitments. When brought to DFCS attention. They were
more concerned with accomidating the foster family than her desires to spend the Christmas Holidays with her 3 children. She
knows that it is a miracle that she even has the opportunity to go home again. She is in a safe place right now where her
and her family can feel at ease and enjoy each others company. It is a reminder of all that she is struggling for. We will
be posting new information in her case as it arrises. Let me remind you that not all the darkness in the world can drown
out the light of one single candle. And I ask you to continue to pray. Merry Christmas everyone and Happy New Year!!
Nov. 5th 2006- The nightmare begins. This is the night
that started it all as her attacker broke into her home and brutally attacked her. In the end he died.
Dec. 8th - The vicitm went to court against DFCS. The court awarded her custody based on her
having a stable home and her passing a psych evaluation.
Dec 15th 2006- the victim was informed that her index finger needed to be amputated.
It hasn't healed and infection has set up around the pin. The doctor removed a pin and put a splint to buy time until she
can get some kind of medical assistance.
Dec. 22 (only days before Christmas)- The victim
was informed by Cherokee county Family Violence Apartment manager that they were considering past credit issues on her application
for the violence center's apartment complex she has been planning to live in. They informed her that her case worker had said
she owed money to section 8. However the victim has never used section 8. I may be wrong but I believe that regulations
for funding and grants for this organization clearly state that violence does not know income and people cannot be denied
on grounds of income or past credit history. Also, the manager stated that she was unaware of her 18 year old daughter and
that she to would need to fill out an application. This will delay it even more.
Jan. 4, 2007.....Happy New Year. The victim
was informed today that she has been approved for her apartment. Now she must wait for section 8 briefing? Not sure what that
is but I hope it will not take long. She is very excited and hopes this will be the beginning of the end of her nightmare.
Also coming soon..Bad doggy?? Stay tuned for
You won't like me when I am angry...grrrrr!