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Parents: Dying Girl, 7, Taunted by Neighbors in Trenton
Fox News ^ | October 8, 2010 | Fox News - Detroit

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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: haaspark; huntingtonsdisease; kathleenedward; lauraedward; michigan; ronsavage; trenton
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To: Lazamataz
People told me that if I didn't vote for Obama, Lazamataz would tell a 7 year old to man up, and just deal with it.

!!! And they were right.

41 posted on 10/08/2010 10:47:29 AM PDT by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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To: Kimberly GG

Why in God’s name did those parents leave those kids in school?

My bullied daughter was out in a heartbeat.


42 posted on 10/08/2010 10:49:17 AM PDT by netmilsmom ("Happiness is a choice"-Fr. Ben Ludtke. Pray for healing of his Brain Tumor, pls.)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

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.

________________________________________________

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.


43 posted on 10/08/2010 10:52:08 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: avg_freeper
They were right. Oh, by the way,

Aaaaaaaarrrrgggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh


44 posted on 10/08/2010 10:52:26 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: jimmygrace

Why wait until Halloween? A dozen a day seems appropriate, with an extra 6 for the truck.


45 posted on 10/08/2010 10:52:26 AM PDT by Carling (Remember November)
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To: chessplayer

The fruit of secularism, which twists the notion of survival of the fittest to mean get the other guy before he gets you.


46 posted on 10/08/2010 10:54:55 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Morg, believing they cannot be deceived, it's nye impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Arec Barrwin

There might be a perfectly plausible reason these folks aren’t horrible human beings. I just can’t think of one.


47 posted on 10/08/2010 10:54:59 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...Richard Frank DeCamp, 11/13/34-9/15/10, R.I.P.)
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To: Lazamataz

Don’t make me come over there!

Heehee


48 posted on 10/08/2010 10:57:12 AM PDT by Politicalmom (A BIG TENT analogy isn’t the correct one. The correct one is a MAGNET. -Fred Thompson)
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To: dfwgator

>>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.


49 posted on 10/08/2010 10:57:26 AM PDT by netmilsmom ("Happiness is a choice"-Fr. Ben Ludtke. Pray for healing of his Brain Tumor, pls.)
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To: Politicalmom
Aaaarrrrrrrrggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhh


50 posted on 10/08/2010 10:59:04 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Kimberly GG

WHy were they allowed into the funeral?


51 posted on 10/08/2010 11:00:46 AM PDT by ShandaLear (The price of Obamacare? 30 pieces of silver.)
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To: Arec Barrwin

I wonder if it is the sign of the times. People getting more and more nasty as part of being really hateful ! It is funny, it is mostly liberal people that are really nasty!

Did these neighbors support Obama ? I am sure they did !


52 posted on 10/08/2010 11:01:08 AM PDT by CORedneck
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To: Arec Barrwin

I mean, anybody who follows my stuff for any length of time knows I’m far from averse to macabre humor, but there’s macabre humor and there’s stuff you have to know you’re going to hell for. Going after a grade-school kid with Huntington’s strikes me more as the latter.


53 posted on 10/08/2010 11:02:21 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...Richard Frank DeCamp, 11/13/34-9/15/10, R.I.P.)
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To: CORedneck

It’s a result of godlessness which turns people over to their own depravity.


54 posted on 10/08/2010 11:02:33 AM PDT by ShandaLear (The price of Obamacare? 30 pieces of silver.)
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To: butterdezillion

When my wife’s uncle was killed in the Korea War, the house was robbed during the memorial service. They stole all the Christmas presents, the same thing the Chinese did weeks earlier.


55 posted on 10/08/2010 11:05:01 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: netmilsmom

Just looking at her and listening to her; she is obviously nothing more than trailor park trash.


56 posted on 10/08/2010 11:13:57 AM PDT by Jean2
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To: livius
Nothing in the video to indicate what started the feud. The little girl is a reminder of my childhood with Chorea (a/k/a St. Vitus Dance) which nearly put me under the ground at the age of 7 when combined with Rheumatic Fever. I looked at those blue eyes and that blond pony tail and saw myself at her age. Believe me, she has manned up. To be tortured day and night, headaches you can't even imagine, needles and tests that no amount of “hot chocolate” at bedtime can soothe away in a hospital. Not to have anyone who understands what it is like to be so little and frightened — except Mrs. Brown, a 250 lb. African American nurses aid who took pity on the tears of a little white child who was homesick and afraid and would lie beside me at night until I could go to sleep. Wherever that woman is today, she will always be my hero. I was jammed between her and the wall and was in absolute bliss and would fall asleep at last. Kids were the hurtful ones -- not because they meant to be, they were just kids.

To this day, I can't stand to walk through a children's ward or hospital and see their faces. To hear their cries and look at the fear of the tests that await. 54 years and it still gets me.

To have it right outside her window is like Fred Phelps on steroids. It's sad to see such an attractive young woman as the neighbor so consumed with hate. No matter what the real or imagine slights were, the only one who will be destroyed by the hate is the hater. That child (and her mother) will surely find bliss, healing and comfort in the arms of a loving God and be carried there by a very loving Son.

Nothing anyone could do to the hateful neighbor will equal what awaits her, and nothing anyone can do for that sweet little girl will equal what awaits her. Prayers sent that God blesses that family from one who knows.

57 posted on 10/08/2010 11:14:54 AM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: Constitutions Grandchild

>>Nothing anyone could do to the hateful neighbor will equal what awaits her,<<

I’ll bet a Molotov cocktail would come close to what lies in her future.


58 posted on 10/08/2010 11:18:30 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Conflict is inevitable; Combat is an option. Train for the fight.)
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To: Arec Barrwin

Dear Heavenly Father - please bless that child and surround her with angels to protect her. Please prevent her neighbor from hurting her or any child again in the future.


59 posted on 10/08/2010 11:26:01 AM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: B4Ranch

I wouldn’t waste the bottle, rag or gasoline. Not worth it. Anyone that dead to all reason wouldn’t make the connection — trust me.


60 posted on 10/08/2010 11:37:09 AM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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