I am a grieving Mother, my son John was taken from me, passed away from complications with his asthma. With being born premature of 27 weeks, his lungs were not fully developed. He has been in and out of the hospital since his first attack at 18 mos old. My ex husband never believed his condition was severe. I was the one who took my son to his Doctor's appointment, followed his treatment plan to the letter. My husband and I grew apart, he filled for divorce and separation. I had a steady income, but was involved in a car accident. I also have chronic illness. I wasn't able to afford legal counsel for this very complicated divorce. Because of that I had the book thrown at me by the judge in our county. He ended up getting more shared time with John. Needless to say, .my son suffered, medicines were not given, he did not follow his allergist treatment plan. My ex kept telling people in my community, that I overly medicated our son. My ex charged his pediatrician, to someone else. Stop taking him to the allergist that he was seeing for years. The school my son was attending, didn't help matters at all. His inhalers were not used during recess. When I was contacted about my 8 year old son, his was already deceased. My heart breaks every hour, because I couldn't been there to help him. Seeing my beautiful child in a casket, really changed my life for me. No one should have to go though that. We are not suppose to bury our children. Because of the fact I didn't have the funding to retain an attorney, my fight was limited. I want to be an advocate, for children and mothers/fathers going though a custody battle. So there is non-profits to help with other expenses, so no one loses a child. Children don't need to be involved in the middle custody battle with Chronic illness. It is hard enough on their little bodies to control asthma, diabetes, epilepsy.
Thank you for hearing me out
Angela Randle- Ringo