In Loving Memory of Stephen Kominos / Martha And Stuart Cray (Our children were group home mates )
Oh Sweet Stephen,
You are so missed and loved by all, we miss you and your incredable smile, that smile holds in our memory forever. You now are in Gods arms, and you are safe from harm.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Please find comfort in Winnie, Tom, and brother Jason's heart, and all who share Stephen's loss. Please bless the Kominos family and all families who lost their loved ones with your Hands of Loving Grace, and give them strength to get them through the loss of their loved ones. I ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.
How blessed am i... / Nita Booth I am a 47 year old mom of 3 lovely children aged 28, 20 and 11years, how lucky i am, I will count my blessings every day and hug my children extra hard in memory of all of the beautiful children who have been taken from their loving families. God Bless you all. Angellika i was reading about you when i came across this site, i was horrified!, if only people were aware of what is happening out there. Im sure that you are all safe now in Gods gentle arms, i send my sincere love and prayers to you all,
My heart is bleeding for you / Deb Butler (Im a mummy ) I awoke this morning to find my youngest child, who is a 19 month old (and has an identical twin) had a blood nose during the night and wow what a mess. I have 4 beautiful children, Callum 6, Georgia 4 and our i/d Hunter and Angus, Callum and the twins suffer from Haemophilia. I have now sat down for some lunch and a quick flick of the net and came across this web page, and now my heart is aching for you all.
I cannot believe I was huffing and puffing this morning as I had an extra load of washing to do, I am now just so thankfull I have 4 beautiful children, as I know there would be plenty of mums and dads who would love to be in my position right now.
I just want to let you know that there are alot of people praying for you all and your angels, even us "down under", it is a lovely set out web page but wouldnt it be nice for this to never happen and for there to be no need for such a site. My love to you all Deb
Love & peace In Troubled Times. / Denise (NON) Hi My Name is Denise,I am 47 yrs of age in June ~ I live in Perth Australia. I am the proud Mother of two beautiful young men aged 24yrs & 26 yrs. Both boys are hard working . The youngest was diagnosed with a mental illness at the age of 21yrs. I have cared for him since then ~ untill now of which i can no longer manage him. It is very sad for me.I dont know what at this point ~how i will manage to support him, tho i am qa mother & mothers always find a way no matter what. when i come across this sight it breaks my heart to see these young people ~ who have a lot to deal with in there young lives, suffer needlessly ~& sometimes abusively~ it's not on~ it should not be allowed to continue. I would like to say to there family & advocates ~ your doing this world a lot of Justice & loving those you know ~ ultimatly Justice on/from ground level will always prevail~ keep fighting a good fight & keep your sights in the eyes of the world. respect & regards From Perth Australia. My thoughts are with you ~and children who need~ te care 0f responsible ~loving adults.Denise.
Another life lost / Isabelle Zehnder (Advocate)
I am sorry to announce another child has died in treatment. This time it was 14-year old Brendan Blum. Brendan attended Youth Care of Utah in Draper, Utah. He complained of flu-like symptoms, was left alone overnight on his own mattress, and was found dead by staff the following morning. I want to offer my deepest sympathy to his family who has asked that Brendan's story be added to the www.caica.org website.
I found Caleb's Memorial site. Tears began to pour from my eyes immediatley, the loss this family has endured is unnecessary. I pray for God's peace to be with them and the one's responsible will be held accountable so that this abuse of our children will stop.
Tribute Parker / Charles Hudson
I want to tell about the Travis I knew. This information will not pop up whenever one google his name. He was a homerun hitter with his Recreational team in Winston, Ga. He was member of New Mountain Top Church in Winston, Ga. He had been baptized, and convince another child his age to get baptized also. He was a challenge to some, because of a condition with which he was born. He was never disrepectful to me or gave me any problems. He felt that some adults did not like him, because he was different. This information was revealed at his funeral by the youth minister to whom he told. He was concerned and wanted to fit in. He will always be missed by his family, and friends, childhood buddies and a host of Uncles, cousins and friends. He always had a bright smile, which I will never forget. To have been born under the medical condition with which he was born and still be able to have lived his life to the fullest was a blessing. Thank God for the time we had together. God Bless. Close
Life isn't always fair - but we won't give up / Isabelle Zehnder (Her Voice )Read >>
Life isn't always fair - but we won't give up / Isabelle Zehnder (Her Voice )
Today was not a good day. I just received a phone call from a reporter who broke the news - Bradley Ridout will only serve 2 months in jail (maybe) and he only has to pay $88 for court costs. He brought in people who said what a wonderful guy he is, and how great he is because he works with kids at his church.
Angie, we all know better. If he were such a good guy he would have listened to you when you reached out to him during your last moments. One thing I know. He can bring people to court to say what a good guy he is and all that, but in the deep of the night he will have to face the fact that it was he who ended your life. It was his stupidity, his lack of concern, his lack of compassion and kindness, that ended your llife - nothing else. I personally blame him for your death because he should have known better. I don't care how he was trained, or if he was told he was supposed to restrain you every day - he as a grown man should have known better. If he loved children so much how could he use such force and such mean-spirited ways to deal with a young little girl like you.
We are going to keep fighting for justice. We are not going to sit idly by and just allow this to happen without the world knowing how disappointed we are at the outcome of court today. But we want you to know something, little girl. We know your life was worth oh, so much more than $100,088. We know you deserved so much better than Mr. Bradley Ridout gave you, and that the rest of the staff at Rice Lake gave you. We are going to do everything in our power to see to it that this does not happen again.
I know that you are in a better place now - it is the people left here on earth who knew and loved you so much who are hurting today. I want them to know that I am here and I will do anything I can to help them be your voice.
We all miss you - and we all know what really should have happened in that courthouse today. Remember, Mr. Ridout will have to live with the fact that your life ended at his hands. He is responsible for your death, and he will have to answer. Maybe not in a court of law here on earth but there is another court he will face some day.
We all miss and love you!!
Isabelle Zehnder Founder and President Family and Child Advocate Coalition Against Institutionalized Child Abuse (CAICA) www.caica.org firstname.lastname@example.org Close
The year 2005 was the hardest I have ever had to endure, first in June my 10 year old nephew Jordan Gantt died of cancer. it was really hard to see a child suffer as much as he did . Then Dec. 26th my 6 year old grandson Jared Klein was murdered by a man he called dad ( was not his real dad ) this man tortured my grandson and daughter all because my daughter would not take him back. my heart has such a whole in with out my Bub my grandson was an amazing little boy . I really do not want Jared forgotten so please light a candel for him ( memoryofjaredklein.) My heart aches for all the familes that have lost a child , or nephew, or even a grandchild. when i used to watch the news and hear the stories of children suffering my heart went out to the families. but when it happens to you you can never imagine the pain the others have felt in thier loss. SO TO ALL OF OUR ANGELS MAY YOU FLY HIGH AND SUFFER NO MORE.
My daughters shattered life / Donna Mother Of Christina Valle Read >>
My daughters shattered life / Donna Mother Of Christina Valle
My daughter ended her own life when she and her children tried to leave with the help of a womans organization. Things went very wrong and they took her children. She felt powereless because she had no one to stand for her except me and her stepfather. She said mom without my children I am already dead. Her children suffered for 8 long month's while being tossed back and fourth to different foster care families. I am thankful today that they are safe. But that will not bring my daughter back. All she wanted for the moment was to just talk to the children and let them know that she was trying to do everything she could to get them back. The demand was so hard on her since she had also suffered from depression. She kept her job, got an apartment but there was in no way to keep up with no transportation, little money and sofourth. I am so sorry for all of these parents who have had to deal with the nightmare of these people. My life will never be the same. I miss her so much. I plan to educate and help others through her memory. God Bless all of you. http://christinaannvalle.memory-of.com
Taking children from the wrong homes / Melissa Lester (sad on looker )
To all of you that have lost your children, I am sorry for your loss and my pryers are with you all! For those of you that are in the same boat I am, and are fighting to get your kids back from those baby nappers, don't give up, as long as you fight their is hope. My son was taken because someone was mad at me. The first two visits, my son had marks and bruses, and even a puncture wound on his ear, things he had never had on his body befor. I made such a big deal about it that the CPS tried to claim that I did these things, and tried to have me charged with phisical abuse, I was almost conviced that they were on my side untill this point. I fully belive that if they were more worried about the people that are really at fault, instead of chasing gohst we wouldn't need sights like this one! WE ALL NEED TO DO SOMTHIG TO CHANGE THIS! Please write to whom ever you have to, if there are enough complaints I know there will be a change, don't think you've done enough untill there is a change!
Sorry for everyones loss / Donna Pavlik (Angie Arndt's mom )
I am so sorry for the families who have lost a child when trusting in treatment, unfortunately I know how it feels. I hope you all keep fighting for your child even after they are gone and try to have justice be served. They are all in my heart and on my mind.
Memory of Our Precious Children all over the world and Home (USA) / Myrna Ulrich (Grandma)Read >>
Memory of Our Precious Children all over the world and Home (USA) / Myrna Ulrich (Grandma)
Dear Precious Children of the USA, Iraq, Afghanistan, USA, Africa, You are not forgotten ,You are all Precious Angels In God's Loving Arms, Watching over Us, Rest in Peace , and Know that that there people out there who care about the Treatment of Children, regardless of Race, Religion, Nationality, Rich or Poor, You deserve to be treated with dignity, Respect, Love and Compassion and Understanding..God bless alll of you and Your dear families, Myrna -Grannyfromwisconsin Close
I as a mother of a healthy and happy 19 year old son have tried for years to foster or adopt but was considered not suitable as I am a single mother with limited imcome, even though I work as a Medical Assistant at our local hospital yes, isnt that a laugh I work hard with very sick people but yet do not make a living wage. I hate to see what is happening to these poor children when there really are people who would love and care for them.
gods little angels / Teresa Wombles (friend)Read >>
gods little angels / Teresa Wombles (friend)
to everyone who has lost a child to this or knows someone who did i am so sorry and i will pray for you and the young and old this is everywhere you go and it is so sad but it seems that these people who carrie out this act has no heart i could not lay down at night and sleep if i did something like that it is hard to believe that our world has got so bad that you just cant take your eyes of no one i have lost my dad and brother aug 15,2006 if a house fire which was set after they robbed them it is so hard to think someone would do this to them and i sure dont see how anyone could hurt a child but it seems the drugs are takeing over the world and i just say everyday this world can not stand much longer so all we can do is just stay with the lord and just pray for him to help us keep our familys safe and do our best to help with this even though we know our family is in heaven and with the lord it dose not take away our pain i will pray for everyone and you all please pray for my family i will pray for the children also that some how this can be stopped and we dont have to be afraid to send our children to school,or even as these little angels somewhere for medical help or what ever the case may be may god bless you all Close