Things Like This Make Me Want to Quit the World

I found this via Friendly Athiest. Yes, it is just as bad as you think: this child was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of three. Rather than finding the boy a competent doctor, his parents left his care in God’s hands.

At the age of fifteen, the child died. He weighed 37 pounds.

I just don’t have any words for this, I am that sickened. I cannot understand how any parent–any human being, for that matter–could allow this to happen. Diabetes is a treatable illness; my great-grandmother lived well into her 70s and she was diabetic. It’s a manageable condition. This child could have lived a long life and yet…

I can’t go on. There is nothing more for me to say. At least his parents are facing consequences for their actions. But it seems like too little, too late.



About Silverwynde

I'm a Transformers fan, Pokémon player, Brewers fan and all-out general nerd. I rescue abandoned Golett, collect as many Bumblebee decoys and figures as I can find and I've attended every BotCon since 1999. I'm also happily married to a fellow Transfan named Prime and we are both owned by a very intelligent half-Siamese cat. Life is pretty darned awesome.
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