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.
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: email@example.com 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?
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