Update on my 7-year-old neighbor
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|Thu, 12-29-2005 - 3:44pm|
I wish I had good news to share but I don't.
I told the teacher & I also told the girl's mom. Not sure what Mrs. V. did during school, but the girl's mom did absolutely nothing! Sure, when I told her what Mandy said she was surprised & said she'd talk to her, but nothing's changed...
Yesterday, all the kids were out playing with their new Christmas gifts (3 got bikes, one got a skateboard & Sherina got roller skates). Mandy lost a bike race 3 times in a row & proceeded to throw herself on the ground & scream, the whole time saying, "I hate myself! I hate my life! I wish I would die!" The mom heard all of this but did nothing to assure her daughter of her life's worthiness. All she said was, "If you're gonna get mad, there's your house (pointed @ their house)...go home." My neighbor, Sheri, & I couldn't believe it. I asked her what more I could do to help & even she was at a loss. (Two years ago, when this family moved here from VA, it was rumored that the kids had already been taken from their parents but of course there's no way to confirm this. I do know that their father is involved with drugs 'cuase he was arrested in front of all the kids last year.)
I wish there were something more I could do, but with no other facts to go on I feel as if I've hit a wall. I just pray that those kids get help soon 'cause they need it desperately. I never thought I'd ever know a child who grew up not knowing what it means to be loved...