Skip to comments.A Dying Wish
Posted on 03/22/2008 10:01:06 PM PDT by Orlando
A little girl fights for her life, and her last wish is to see her father. But that wish may not come true.
"They didn't expect her to still be here. She's fighting, day by day, minute by minute," said Vonda Yaeger, mother.
10/11 has followed the story of 10-year-old Jayci Yaeger as she battled brain tumors. Now doctors say she is about to lose that fight. Her last wish is to spend what time she has left with her father, but he is in a federal prison for drug charges.
Less than six months ago, Jayci was energetic, fun and upbeat. Now she's just a shadow of what she used to be -- lying in a hospital bed.
Jayci has brain tumors and doctors say she's dying.
I wanted to give them credit in this fight, and I ask my friends here for help too. Thank You, and God Bless... Happy Easter to all...
Sad story. But the law is the law, no release from prison for her criminal father.
I think it would be ok to work out a deal where he goes free till the girl dies, then returns to jail.
Drug charges huh...
The drug war is foolish!
I agree with Wm F Buckley ... the drug laws are stoopid.
Let this man go to his little girls side.
Agreed, just extend his sentence by the number of days he is free.
Wonder if online video could be set up so that they could communicate with each other because I don’t see he getting medical leave from the pen.
If he’s in no danger of fleeing or has a violent past, let him out for awhile. If either of those, let him visit escorted.
In previous stories the father has said he will double the time he has left. He also says he is not asking to be released, but to be with his daughter as she dies. To allow him this doesn’t bend or break any of the feds rules. The warden has sole discretion in this matter. The father is due to be moved to a halfway house soon. My heart does go out to this family. Even the father.
If he were a murderer or molester or terrorist, he'd get the red carpet out - id this doesn't meed the
Bureau of Prisons officials have reviewed inmate Yaeger's request for a compassionate release and have determined his situation does not meet the criteria set forth by the Bureau of Prisons Program ... Inmate Yaeger's request for extended placement in a Residential Re-entry Center is currently in litigation; therefore, we are unable to comment further on this request.
so sad, if he only had not done the crime, he would be there for his child
i had a former acquaintance who was in jail, awaiting trial, and his mother died, they wouldn’t let him out for her funeral, but he made his choice to break the law
if the guy is not a violent criminal, maybe something could be worked out for the little girl’s sake, not her father’s
And they wonder why people have little respect for the law....
Dont recall the source...but the law is indeed an ass...
There is a basic lack of humanity here...the request is not for the fatheror HIS needs......the request is for the dying child and HER needs....
Dig us up some contact info...
“The warden has sole discretion in this matter.”
Anyone have contact info for this warden? Dad committed the crime(s) and should pay the price, but his daughter didn’t.
Lord have mercy, where’s the compassion of this warden? This little girl didn’t commit the crime, what would hurt to let this convict spend a little time with the dying girl?
He’s not a violent criminal, for goodness sakes.
If paying the overtime for escorts is an issue, shoot, we’ll take up a collection to defray the costs.
“Mercy triumphs over justice.”
I saw this on the news earlier. So sad.
“There is a basic lack of humanity here...the request is not for the fatheror HIS needs......the request is for the dying child and HER needs....”
Exactly. It’s about the little girl and her last wish, not the father.
The child is losing her will to fight...
The love of a father is strong...Love can heal...It’s a very powerful force of God...or should I say..from GOD
I say to you...
If those in Congress were to be tested today for drugs...
I bet you that 50%+ would fail.
It is a sad situation, it would be nice to allow them to be together.
The problem I see is that once it's allowed there would be thousands of hard luck stories and requests and that would create a whole new bureaucracy just to check out the truthfulness and merit of the stories.
Re: little girl's dying wish is to see her father
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2008, 01:05:42 PM »
I got this in an email, talking about this story:
For those of you who have not already done so, please contact some or all of the following people and ask that they help this dying girl to see her father. I contacted the Make a Wish Foundation which is working on making this young girls wish come true. Then I sent this to the Governors of Nebraska and South Dakota:
A young soldier in Iraq emailed me about 10-year-old Jayci Yaeger’s wish to see her incarcerated father before she dies from brain tumors. He's in a federal prison in South Dakota and earlier requests to prison officials for Jayci to see her father have been denied.
Please intervene and help this small girl see her father. Help her.
Harry Crouch, President
National Coalition of Free Men
This was posted in response to the story about the young girl:
Posted by: Do Something! Location: USA on Mar 20, 2008 at 10:25 AM
If you want to do something about this case, contact the following people. I've already made calls and explained my feelings on this (yes, I feel tough on crime, but we should still be human. As long as the guy does not have a history of violence, what's the harm in letting him see his dying daughter?) and the politicians have been receptive.
I also called Gov. Mike Rounds. The more calls the better. Linda Asher / public relations - Yankton FPC Phone: 605-665-3262 Fax: 605-668-1113 E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org You could also contact the federal SD congressional delegates: Senator Tim Johnson........ (800) 537-0025 Senator John Thune..... Sioux Falls: (605) 334-9596 Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth......... (866) 371-8747 or the Yankton (18th) district state delegates: Jean Hunhoff (senate -R) Business: 605-668-8312 Garry Moore (house - D) Business: 605-665-3294 Charlii Gilson (house - R) Business 605-260-1600
As you can see...It's effecting our soldier(s) too.
Good idea, but it would hurt them more...
A hug, holding, being there in person would be better...
Mercy triumphs over justice.
Might help alot methink ?
"Dont recall the source...but the law is indeed an ass..."
Charles Dickens, from Oliver Twist
If the law supposes that, said Mr. Bumble, the law is a assa idiot. If thats the eye of the law, the law is a bachelor; and the worst I wish the law is that his eye may be opened by experienceby experience.
The little girl needs to have her daddy with her. Somebody needs to soften their heart and relax the rules for a short time.
I was leaning sympathetically already before I read that. Now I see no question. Let the child be comforted by her father.
Doesn’t meet the criteria? What the hell would if not this?
She should be allowed to have her father 24-7.
The well being of a dying child deserves it own new bureaucracy. God knows we have enough money to waste on everything else. I’m sure there are enough charitable organizations that would be willing to donate for such a cause.
For God’s Sake. Let him see his daughter. Give the man a little compassion. Just maybe this act of mercy will turn his life around. I lost my son to cancer when he was two years old. We were there when he died. This man needs to be there. They can take him back when she dies.
So, we should get to choose which laws we obey?
I agree with you 100%...
This story needs more attention.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A record 7 million peopleor one in every 32 American adultswere behind bars, on probation or on parole by the end of last year, according to the Justice Department. Of those, 2.2 million were in prison or jail, an increase of 2.7 percent over the previous year, according to a report released Wednesday.
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id ... _article=1
I hope that answers your question?
This case on Easter is about compassion and mercy, and a love of a young baby child who is dying, and praying and wishing for her daddy. She needs him
I send this story to Drudge Report.
I hope he reports it ?
The problem with making exceptions to the law like this, is that it sets a precedent, and others doing time will want the same exception when one of their loved ones is dying. So what do we do? Do we let the murderer out on the street while his mother is dying? Convicts like to file lawsuits, and chances are once this prison made the exception for this one guy, there'd be a class-action suit filed to provide the same opportunity for other inmates. And we all know how liberal judges are. Before you know it, this would become one of those "rights" that convicts come to expect. Having spent over 23 years in NY's state prison system, one of the rules that guided me was: You don't do for one, what you can't do for all.
NY State prisoners are already allowed escorted hospital death-bed visits and funeral visits. Perhaps this little girl's father could get one of those. But letting him out is a no-no. And, I don't know how legal it would be anyway. Whenever a convict is taken outside the facility by officers, a copy of his/her commitment papers are required. Afterall, they are wards of the state for the time of their sentence. If anything happened to an inmate while out on the street, or if he/she committed another crime while they're supposed to be spending time with their dying family member, who's going to be held responsible? More lawsuits I'm afraid.
I realize the little girl wants her father home, and that's all well and good, but obviously, the father wasn't all that concerned about his family since he chose to break the law, and thus put his freedom in jeopardy. If that sounds harsh or cruel, spend a week working behind the walls of a prison. It'll wake you up fast.
See my response at 39. Can I share your flame-retardant garb?
What part of society do you belong to that causes you to say something like that?
He's offering to go back and finish out TWICE his remaining time - you got a problem with that....
The article makes it sound like she has not been able to see him at all. But the prison states that "he has been escorted by prison staff on three separate occasions to allow him to be with his daughter during this difficult time. Two of these trips have occurred within the past month."
So which is it? Has he been allowed to visit? Are they trying to let him stay until she dies? Twisting the facts to make it sound like he has not been allowed to visit at all does not help her case if it is untrue.
Me think you are correct.
poor...one of many being destroyed by a system(s) that is anti-male, anti-father, , anti-God, and anti-family....
“that causes you to say something like that?”
Look at the crazy laws they pass...
Look at what they do...
Look at my bio and site...and you might understand?
I guess I am a dreamer, who still believes in compassion, mercy, and God words. Who believes in real justice for all...I am not prefect by far, but I try, and try everyday.
I hope that makes sense?
btw...I will never forget what happened, during Easter week in 2005.
This reminds me alittle of that event. ;(
Obviously in your world drugs are common but not in mine. I know a couple of alcoholics but no drug addicts.
As far as this man being released from prison to see his daughter, it is a very sad situational and the child through no fault of her own will probably die without her wish being granted. I am sure he never though of something like this before he committed his crime. It is something he will have to live with for the rest of his life.
We all have to live with our mistakes, large and small and try to learn from them.
sorry typo Situational=situation
“Sorry folks, compassion is a trait for individuals, not the state. That is why Madame Justice is blind.”
Ah, yes, justice. The same kind of “justice” that allowed a guy I went to highschool with DIE in prison with 5 years of his sentence left, because the courts wouldn’t let him out long enough to receive a heart transplant.
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