Thursday, May 12, 2011

Mad as Hell

I am shaking mad over an article I just read. This woman has stage IV breast cancer, but is otherwise strong and healthy. She has two children who live with her.

And for the last 18 months she has been in and out of courts because her ex husband is suing her for the custody of the kids. She lives in North Carolina I believe and he's in Chicago. Now, a female judge no less, has ordered her to give up custody of the kids and place them in his care by June 17. This decision is solely based on the fact that she is ill.

The reasoning behind it is that it gives the kids a chance to get to know that 'non-ill' parent, which they ultimately would end up living with anyway.

Are you kidding me?

They are robbing both the mother and kids from precious time. Are you telling me this is in the best interest of the children? How do they sleep at night wondering if their mom will pass away before the next time they'll see her?
How does she keep up a good fight when so emotionally drained?
And what kind of deadbeat asshole dad would ever take the kids away at a time like this? Doesn't he think that the kids will grow up to hate him one day for keeping them away from their mom.

This is her blog.
Please go and add your name to this list. She is trying to over-rule this incredible unfair ruling and this is a petition for it. And then, just for kicks, go to this petition, which is demanding for the judge to be removed from her position for violating human rights.

Ugh. I am too mad to type.
I am slamming down on the keys too hard and I may actually be harming my computer.


Sayre said...

Amen and amen. Absolutely unbelieveable.

Knock knock - it's cancer! said...

What is up with Blogger?? It was 'read-only' for 24 hours and now my comments got deleted :(

I guess that's why it's free...

Sayre said...

It has been acting weird since last night apparently. I did leave a comment... but it won't let me post to my own blog!

Mandi - said...

OMG that is horrible. I can't imagine going through cancer AND a custody battle. Especially with the premise for the battle being her cancer. That makes me very very angry. >:(

Knock knock - it's cancer! said...

Sayre - I saw your comment yesterday, but in their 'maintenance' Blogger ate it.

Mandi - I know. I have cancer. I have kids. Do I need to worry? What an unbelievable turn of events. I was SOOOO angry yesterday. Still am.

Kathy said...

This story makes me very angry and frustrated too! So does the recent Blogger issues (more frustrated than angry). Anyway, I saw your really nice (and long) and thoughtful comment on my Perfect Moment Monday post from last week and now it is gone?! WTF? Anyway, just wanted you to know that I did see your comment before it was removed and that I am thinking of you and hope you are hanging in there. :)

Genkicat said...

OMFG! this is so remarkably bad that it can't possibly stand. Really. I hate it when this sort of shit happens. And that guy brings a whole new meaning to asshole. you gotta wonder how he looks at himself in the mirror every day.

Anonymous said...

No. Freaking. Way.
That father deserves to be tarred & feathered. Signing the petition right now. Thanks for alerting us to this shitty situation.

Anonymous said...

That is so wrong! I can't believe that the judge or the ex-husband would do that.