Skip to comments.Parents: Dying Girl, 7, Taunted by Neighbors in Trenton
Posted on 10/08/2010 9:58:15 AM PDT by Arec Barrwin
Parents: Dying Girl, 7, Taunted by Neighbors in Trenton
Updated: Friday, 08 Oct 2010, 7:24 AM EDT Published : Thursday, 07 Oct 2010, 11:56 PM EDT
TRENTON, Mich. - Her family says 7-year-old Kathleen Edward is in the final stages of a degenerative brain disorder diagnosed as Huntington's Disease - the same disease which killed her mother, Laura, when she was only 24.
A neighbor who is feuding with the family admitted to posting grim depictions of Laura and Kathleen on Facebook, and also has a coffin hitched to a pick-up truck in front of the house - which the neighbor says is for a halloween decoration.
One photo depicts Laura in the arms of the grim reaper, while the other features Kathleen's face above a set of crossbones.
Police responded to the public feud Thursday, but no arrests were made.
A rally for Kathleen Edward has been planned for Saturday, Oct. 23 from 3 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Haas Park in Trenton.
The invitation reads: She has been tormented by sadistic neighbors. Please come and join us in showing Kathleen there are good people that care.
Click on the video player to watch the full story from FOX 2's Ron Savage.
I don’t like video links. Can you tell us why these neighbors are doing this? It’s awful.
Where is the Hollywood anti-bullying crowd to decry this sick travesty.
They sound like Fred Phelps wannabe’s.
As far as I can tell, the neighbors are simply crazy.
Don’t worry, there will be Freepers here soon enough who will claim that this 7 year old needs to man up and just deal with it.
Exactly what I was thinking. Phelps.
Sad but true.
The neighbor says she gets personal satisfaction out of thinking that it would “burn her ass” if this dead mother knew her dying daughter was being ridiculed.
Another neighbor, who says she’s never known anybody to have no heart or compassion like this couple, says that this woman who has done this says she’s the devil.
They say the coffin is a Halloween decoration (although I think they said they had that coffin around when the mother was dying also) and that it’s in keeping with Halloween and nobody’s going to stop them from “decorating”.
Do some research on Huntington’s. It’s an absolutely horrific disease that causes involuntary muscle movement throughout the body. I remember meeting someone with the disease while volunteering a long while back, and while she was able to talk briefly, she couldn’t sit still and flailed about. It was pitiable and very difficult to see, but the sufferers usually at least try to live a normal life, normal being a relative term.
One of the characters in the FOX TV show House has Huntingtons. She conspicuously absent from the show this season, but in seasons past, they’ve shown her as a child with a mother who had the disease. It was difficult to watch.
Too many she’s in that sentence. A neighbor lady says the lady who is harassing this little girl claims to be the devil.
It is a mammal thing. I have more litter runts in my current home than anyone could ever imagine.
Must be supporters of BOcare.
Is there an Obama sticker on the house of the crazy neighbors?
And Huntington’s is genetic so a lot of families who are afflicted with it have to watch a lot of suffering, not just in one family member but in several. It is a really sad, difficult thing.
This situation reminds me of a situation locally. An immigrant from Yugoslavia had lost his wife to cancer shortly after she gave birth to their 10th child; she had foregone cancer treatment in order to save the life of the child. The husband remarried after a while and was building a new life. Had a good job and his own body shop on the side. One Sunday 3 of his girls were driving to church in a nearby town and were in a collision that killed 2 of the girls and left the other in critical condition. The dad and his wife came to church a bit later and found the collision.
Some local Latino gang-wannabes decided that when this dad was visiting his daughter in critical condition after having buried 2 other daughters would be a great time to rob his body shop and get their street cred.
Sick. Totally sick.
It is pretty sick.
This is sick beyond belief.
Couldn’t see that, but it wouldn’t surprise me.
This 7 year old needs to man up, and just deal with it.
Well, I would say the other neighbors of the family being tormented need to “man up” and “deal” with that cold hearted neighbor in a “neighborly” way.
What the neighbors are doing isn’t sick, it’s sadistic.
What the H*LL is wrong with people? I don’t care if you loathe the ground someone walks upn you do not do that to a dying child.She should be made to move from that neighborhood.
Wow and I though my one and only neighbor was a complete a-hole.
Man oh man! If anyone needs a dozen eggs on Halloween, it’s these scumbags. What happened to the notion in society that young children are off limits? What happened?
We are becoming a more and more hate filled society.
Here’s a horrific story I just found about Mentor, Ohio...4 suicides because of school bullying and look how the bullies behaved at her funeral:
.....”Suzana Vidovic found her sister’s body hanging over the front lawn. The family watched, she said, as the girls who had tormented Sladjana for months walked up to the casket — and laughed.
“They were laughing at the way she looked,” Suzana says, crying. “Even though she died.”....
G-d bless you...I really mean it.
Yeah, unfortunately, you are right.
“Where is the Hollywood anti-bullying crowd to decry this sick travesty.”
They won’t care unless it is proven that the child enjoys gay sex.
Ping for alert to another sicko in MI
There is a 100% chance that the evil neighbor is a leftist Democrat.
Unbelievable. Judging from the comments on the story, these people may be in for some attacks themselves.
Nobody has said what supposedly started this feud, not that anything justifies this horrible behavior.
“What happened to the notion in society that young children are off limits? What happened?”
Leftists took control.
“We are becoming a more and more hate filled society.”
I have nothing against hate if it is appropriately directed. Even if you HATE your neighbor, what sort of sick person taunts him about his dying child? What we have here is not just hate, the neighbor is a sociopath at best and perhaps a psychopath.
There is a 100% chance that the evil neighbor is a friggin' jerk.
“Where is the Hollywood anti-bullying crowd to decry this sick travesty.”
Exactly. Also to decry the sorry bastards in the “church” that harasses and mocks the funerals of deceased servicemen and women.
May both groups burn in Hell.
That’s what they make Loiusville Slugger 40’s for
!!! And they were right.
Why in God’s name did those parents leave those kids in school?
My bullied daughter was out in a heartbeat.
Dont worry, there will be Freepers here soon enough who will claim that this 7 year old needs to man up and just deal with it.
There must be some topic on some thread that made you post such a comment.
But I’ll be dammned if I know what it is.
Why wait until Halloween? A dozen a day seems appropriate, with an extra 6 for the truck.
The fruit of secularism, which twists the notion of survival of the fittest to mean get the other guy before he gets you.
There might be a perfectly plausible reason these folks aren’t horrible human beings. I just can’t think of one.
Don’t make me come over there!
>>There is a 100% chance that the evil neighbor is a friggin’ jerk. <<
You must have watched the film. You are correct.
Typical Jerry Springer guest.
She and her husband are in for a really rude awakening.
Their address and phone number were posted in the comments and on a site that people were warned not to go to. I’m not going but I’m sure that many others are.
People in Detroit are looking for an excuse to mess someone up.