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Lawyer, Meek Mill, and Memes: Meek Mill Granted Post Conviction Hearing @balleralert Meek Mill Granted Post Conviction Hearing-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Rapper Meek Mill has officially been granted a post-conviction hearing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The same judge who previously sentenced him to two to four years for a probation violation, Judge Genece Brinkley of the Common Pleas Court, has now granted the Philly native a post-conviction hearing due to possible corruption of Meek’s original 2008 case. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ According to previous reports, the rapper’s original 2007 arrest may have involved some corruption as well, and on Feb.14, his attorneys filed a Post-Conviction Relief Act petition concerning his original arrest. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has a secret list of suspect police officers who are not deemed as credible witnesses, one of them being Reginald Graham, a testifying officer in Meek’s 2008 trial. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The post-conviction hearing has been scheduled to determine what really happened with Meek’s case. His lawyer is confident that the hearing will result in him being released. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “I mean, there were 800 cases that were dismissed or overturned upon discovery of this group of officers who had been committing crimes, lying about circumstances of arrests, and falsifying documents,” his lawyer said. “One of the officers is the same one who not only arrested Meek but made allegations that Meek has always denied. This is the only one that testified against Meek.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Meek heads to court on April 16.
Lawyer, Meek Mill, and Memes: Meek Mill Granted Post
 Conviction Hearing
 @balleralert
Meek Mill Granted Post Conviction Hearing-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Rapper Meek Mill has officially been granted a post-conviction hearing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The same judge who previously sentenced him to two to four years for a probation violation, Judge Genece Brinkley of the Common Pleas Court, has now granted the Philly native a post-conviction hearing due to possible corruption of Meek’s original 2008 case. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ According to previous reports, the rapper’s original 2007 arrest may have involved some corruption as well, and on Feb.14, his attorneys filed a Post-Conviction Relief Act petition concerning his original arrest. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has a secret list of suspect police officers who are not deemed as credible witnesses, one of them being Reginald Graham, a testifying officer in Meek’s 2008 trial. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The post-conviction hearing has been scheduled to determine what really happened with Meek’s case. His lawyer is confident that the hearing will result in him being released. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “I mean, there were 800 cases that were dismissed or overturned upon discovery of this group of officers who had been committing crimes, lying about circumstances of arrests, and falsifying documents,” his lawyer said. “One of the officers is the same one who not only arrested Meek but made allegations that Meek has always denied. This is the only one that testified against Meek.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Meek heads to court on April 16.

Meek Mill Granted Post Conviction Hearing-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Rapper Meek Mill has officially been granted a post-convicti...

Children, Family, and Friday: Jury Awards Korryn Gaines' Family $38 Million In Civil Case Against Baltimore County @balleralert MOR t ASSO Jury Awards Korryn Gaines' Family $38 Million In Civil Case Against Baltimore County - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A jury ruled on Friday the family of Korryn Gaines, the 23-year-old Baltimore mother who was fatally shot by a police officer in 2016, will receive $38 million. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Two years ago, Gaines became a victim of police brutality when officers entered her home on the morning of Aug. 1, 2016 attempting to arrest her on disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and multiple traffic violation charges. The mother originally refused to open the door, but police got a key from the landlord and walked in. They came in to find Gaines on the floor holding a shot gun along with her then 5-year-old son, Kodi. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The incident became a six-hour standoff between Gaines and police. Gaines who aimed her gun at officer Royce Ruby gave him the right to justly shooting the young mother. Ruby ended up killing Gaines and injuring her son. This Friday, an all female jury of six made a ruling after just three hours. They decided Kodi would be awarded $32.8 million, Gaines’ daughter, Karsyn Courtney, would be awarded $4.5 million, and her father and mother will each receive $300,000. The family was then awarded an additional $300,000. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After the three-week trial, the jury had came down to these deliberations: the first shot the officer had fired was not reasonable; they then distributed damages on the grounds that Baltimore County had violated the Gaines’ civil rights and had committed battery on the mother and son. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “This win is for all of my sisters in the movement who have lost their children to police violence,” Gaines’ mother, Rhanda Dormeus.
Children, Family, and Friday: Jury Awards Korryn Gaines' Family $38
 Million In Civil Case Against Baltimore
 County
 @balleralert
 MOR
 t ASSO
Jury Awards Korryn Gaines' Family $38 Million In Civil Case Against Baltimore County - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A jury ruled on Friday the family of Korryn Gaines, the 23-year-old Baltimore mother who was fatally shot by a police officer in 2016, will receive $38 million. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Two years ago, Gaines became a victim of police brutality when officers entered her home on the morning of Aug. 1, 2016 attempting to arrest her on disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and multiple traffic violation charges. The mother originally refused to open the door, but police got a key from the landlord and walked in. They came in to find Gaines on the floor holding a shot gun along with her then 5-year-old son, Kodi. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The incident became a six-hour standoff between Gaines and police. Gaines who aimed her gun at officer Royce Ruby gave him the right to justly shooting the young mother. Ruby ended up killing Gaines and injuring her son. This Friday, an all female jury of six made a ruling after just three hours. They decided Kodi would be awarded $32.8 million, Gaines’ daughter, Karsyn Courtney, would be awarded $4.5 million, and her father and mother will each receive $300,000. The family was then awarded an additional $300,000. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After the three-week trial, the jury had came down to these deliberations: the first shot the officer had fired was not reasonable; they then distributed damages on the grounds that Baltimore County had violated the Gaines’ civil rights and had committed battery on the mother and son. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “This win is for all of my sisters in the movement who have lost their children to police violence,” Gaines’ mother, Rhanda Dormeus.

Jury Awards Korryn Gaines' Family $38 Million In Civil Case Against Baltimore County - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A jur...

Meek Mill, Memes, and Police: Meek Mill Files For Immediate Release After New Report Details His Arresting Officer's History of Police Misconduct and Dirty Arrests @balleralert Meek Mill Files For Immediate Release After New Report Details His Arresting Officer’s History of Police Misconduct and Dirty Arrests - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After MeekMill and his legal team accused his prosecuting judge of malpractice in connection to his longstanding legal case, the rapper is now targeting the Philly officer who arrested him in the first place. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to TMZ, Meek is demanding an immediate release from prison because the arresting officer has a history of dirty arrests. In fact, the rapper’s legal team says the officer’s entire testimony against Meek should be tossed because he reportedly lied on the stand. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In new docs filed by Meek’s legal team, the Philly-bred rapper says officer Gerold Gibson claimed officer Reginald Graham, who arrested Meek back in 2007 for drug possession, lied when he said the rapper pointed a gun at him. According to the docs, Gibson said Meek only took the gun out of his waistband to discard it. He also contradicted Graham’s statement about the rapper resisting arrest, Gibson revealed he did not. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In addition to Graham’s alleged lies, Meek’s legal team has called a recent report into question, which includes a list of dirty Philly cops, who have a history of lying, abuse, and racial bias. The list details Graham’s history of excessive force and dirty arrests. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As a result, Meek wants his entire case thrown out and to be released from prison.
Meek Mill, Memes, and Police: Meek Mill Files For Immediate Release After
 New Report Details His Arresting Officer's
 History of Police Misconduct and Dirty Arrests
 @balleralert
Meek Mill Files For Immediate Release After New Report Details His Arresting Officer’s History of Police Misconduct and Dirty Arrests - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After MeekMill and his legal team accused his prosecuting judge of malpractice in connection to his longstanding legal case, the rapper is now targeting the Philly officer who arrested him in the first place. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to TMZ, Meek is demanding an immediate release from prison because the arresting officer has a history of dirty arrests. In fact, the rapper’s legal team says the officer’s entire testimony against Meek should be tossed because he reportedly lied on the stand. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In new docs filed by Meek’s legal team, the Philly-bred rapper says officer Gerold Gibson claimed officer Reginald Graham, who arrested Meek back in 2007 for drug possession, lied when he said the rapper pointed a gun at him. According to the docs, Gibson said Meek only took the gun out of his waistband to discard it. He also contradicted Graham’s statement about the rapper resisting arrest, Gibson revealed he did not. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In addition to Graham’s alleged lies, Meek’s legal team has called a recent report into question, which includes a list of dirty Philly cops, who have a history of lying, abuse, and racial bias. The list details Graham’s history of excessive force and dirty arrests. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As a result, Meek wants his entire case thrown out and to be released from prison.

Meek Mill Files For Immediate Release After New Report Details His Arresting Officer’s History of Police Misconduct and Dirty Arrests - blog...

Facebook, Memes, and Party: Washington State Man Arrested and Charged After Raping A Young Woman As She Died From Overdose @balleralert Washington State Man Arrested and Charged After Raping A Young Woman As She Died From Overdose - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A Washington State man is facing a slew of charges for raping a young woman as she died from an overdose. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to PEOPLE, the incident occurred earlier this month at a party, where 18-year-old Alyssa Mae Noceda snorted a line of crushed Percocet pills before she ingested a “dab” of liquid THC that she received from the 19-year-old suspect, Brian Roberto Varela. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Within less than a minute, Varela said Noceda passed out on his bed. According to the arrest warrant, as Noceda died in his room, Varela texted a group of his co-workers about his situation with pictures, saying “LOL I think she OD’d, still breathing, I’m smashing her to pass the time.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Varela then used the young woman’s finger to unlock her phone and post a message on her Snapchat to suggest she had run away. He then took a nap next to Noceda’s lifeless body, just before clocking in for a double-shift at Dairy Queen, where he disclosed more details about his night with Noceda. “She died having sex with me,” he told his co-workers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, the co-workers quickly informed officials about Varela’s situation, as they linked Noceda’s name to her worried mother’s Facebook page. After gathering the information, officials had enough probable cause for an arrest. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ They then went to Varela’s home, where they found Noceda’s lifeless body stuffed in a plastic crate in his bedroom. The 19-year-old was then arrested and charged with rape, manslaughter, and homicide by controlled substance with a $500,000 bond for each charge.
Facebook, Memes, and Party: Washington State Man Arrested and Charged
 After Raping A Young Woman As She Died
 From Overdose
 @balleralert
Washington State Man Arrested and Charged After Raping A Young Woman As She Died From Overdose - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A Washington State man is facing a slew of charges for raping a young woman as she died from an overdose. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to PEOPLE, the incident occurred earlier this month at a party, where 18-year-old Alyssa Mae Noceda snorted a line of crushed Percocet pills before she ingested a “dab” of liquid THC that she received from the 19-year-old suspect, Brian Roberto Varela. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Within less than a minute, Varela said Noceda passed out on his bed. According to the arrest warrant, as Noceda died in his room, Varela texted a group of his co-workers about his situation with pictures, saying “LOL I think she OD’d, still breathing, I’m smashing her to pass the time.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Varela then used the young woman’s finger to unlock her phone and post a message on her Snapchat to suggest she had run away. He then took a nap next to Noceda’s lifeless body, just before clocking in for a double-shift at Dairy Queen, where he disclosed more details about his night with Noceda. “She died having sex with me,” he told his co-workers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, the co-workers quickly informed officials about Varela’s situation, as they linked Noceda’s name to her worried mother’s Facebook page. After gathering the information, officials had enough probable cause for an arrest. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ They then went to Varela’s home, where they found Noceda’s lifeless body stuffed in a plastic crate in his bedroom. The 19-year-old was then arrested and charged with rape, manslaughter, and homicide by controlled substance with a $500,000 bond for each charge.

Washington State Man Arrested and Charged After Raping A Young Woman As She Died From Overdose - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A Wash...

Abc, Doctor, and Family: California Girl Dies From Deadly Infection After Being Misdiagnosed With Flu @balleralert California Girl Dies From Deadly Infection After Being Misdiagnosed With Flu - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A 12-year-old California girl lost her life after her mother said a doctor misdiagnosed a deadly infection with the flu. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Dec. 17, Alyssa Alcaraz died in Kaweah Delta Medical Center in Visalia, California, from an infection called sepsis which kills more than 250,000 Americans a year. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This comes only days after a doctor told her family that she had influenza, prescribed her ibuprofen and instructed her to rest for 10 days at home. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "For her, it wasn't even [the flu]. It was just three days and she was dead," Keila Lino Alcaraz, the girl’s mother, told ABC News ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, according to Alyssa’s death certificate officials from Tulare County say she died from cardiac arrest and septic shock, which is the body’s extreme response to an infection. "Sepsis can rapidly cause tissue damage, organ failure and death," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Alyssa’s mother says she won’t take any legal action but she hopes medical officials will develop tests for rare cases like Alyssa’s to prevent misdiagnosing other patients. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "I have mixed emotions. I know doctors and clinics are so overwhelmed with flu cases right now. My thing is, yeah, I could point fingers, but as a mother, I missed it, too," she said.
Abc, Doctor, and Family: California Girl Dies From
 Deadly Infection After Being
 Misdiagnosed With Flu
 @balleralert
California Girl Dies From Deadly Infection After Being Misdiagnosed With Flu - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A 12-year-old California girl lost her life after her mother said a doctor misdiagnosed a deadly infection with the flu. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Dec. 17, Alyssa Alcaraz died in Kaweah Delta Medical Center in Visalia, California, from an infection called sepsis which kills more than 250,000 Americans a year. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This comes only days after a doctor told her family that she had influenza, prescribed her ibuprofen and instructed her to rest for 10 days at home. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "For her, it wasn't even [the flu]. It was just three days and she was dead," Keila Lino Alcaraz, the girl’s mother, told ABC News ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, according to Alyssa’s death certificate officials from Tulare County say she died from cardiac arrest and septic shock, which is the body’s extreme response to an infection. "Sepsis can rapidly cause tissue damage, organ failure and death," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Alyssa’s mother says she won’t take any legal action but she hopes medical officials will develop tests for rare cases like Alyssa’s to prevent misdiagnosing other patients. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "I have mixed emotions. I know doctors and clinics are so overwhelmed with flu cases right now. My thing is, yeah, I could point fingers, but as a mother, I missed it, too," she said.

California Girl Dies From Deadly Infection After Being Misdiagnosed With Flu - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A 12-year-old...

Children, Memes, and Anxiety: 8-Year-Old Underwent 13 Surgeries All at the Expense of His Mother's Alleged Mental lness @balleralert 8-Year-Old Underwent 13 Surgeries All at the Expense of His Mother’s Alleged Mental Illness-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ An 8-year-old Dallas boy has had 13 surgeries and appeared at 323 hospital visits, all due to his mother lying about him being ill. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 34-year-old Kaylene Bowen took her son, Christopher, to another hospital visit last month, but this time, medical professionals noticed that something wasn’t right. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Christopher, who uses a wheelchair, was examined by doctors who determined that nothing was wrong with the boy. The staff at the Children’s Medical Center in Dallas contacted Child Protective Services, which resulted in Bowen’s arrest. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “She was always saying Christopher was sick. Every single week. Every single month. She would always say, "Something’s wrong. He has this. He has that,” the father, Ryan Crawford, told the Star-Telegram of Bowen. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Despite the boy’s perfect health, he has been on a lung transplant list, connected to oxygen tanks and even had a feeding tube inserted in him. Bowen also alleged via a GoFundMe account that Christopher had cancer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Crawford tried to get custody of his son but his attempt fell on deaf ears after Bowen accused him of not wanting to face the “reality” about their son’s health. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Dr. Marc Feldman reportedly told WFAA that Bowen’s behavior is consistent with the mental disorder Munchhausen syndrome by proxy. The disease is characterized as a caregiver who makes up “an illness or injury in a person under his or her care, such as a child, an elderly adult, or a person who has a disability.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The cause of this is reportedly tied to low self-esteem, stress, anxiety or a cry for attention. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “These mothers tend to be master deceivers and liars,” Feldman said. “They’re very skilled at what they do.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Bowen is being held on a $150,000 bond after being charged with injury to a child with serious bodily injury.
Children, Memes, and Anxiety: 8-Year-Old Underwent 13 Surgeries
 All at the Expense of His Mother's
 Alleged Mental lness
 @balleralert
8-Year-Old Underwent 13 Surgeries All at the Expense of His Mother’s Alleged Mental Illness-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ An 8-year-old Dallas boy has had 13 surgeries and appeared at 323 hospital visits, all due to his mother lying about him being ill. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 34-year-old Kaylene Bowen took her son, Christopher, to another hospital visit last month, but this time, medical professionals noticed that something wasn’t right. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Christopher, who uses a wheelchair, was examined by doctors who determined that nothing was wrong with the boy. The staff at the Children’s Medical Center in Dallas contacted Child Protective Services, which resulted in Bowen’s arrest. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “She was always saying Christopher was sick. Every single week. Every single month. She would always say, "Something’s wrong. He has this. He has that,” the father, Ryan Crawford, told the Star-Telegram of Bowen. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Despite the boy’s perfect health, he has been on a lung transplant list, connected to oxygen tanks and even had a feeding tube inserted in him. Bowen also alleged via a GoFundMe account that Christopher had cancer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Crawford tried to get custody of his son but his attempt fell on deaf ears after Bowen accused him of not wanting to face the “reality” about their son’s health. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Dr. Marc Feldman reportedly told WFAA that Bowen’s behavior is consistent with the mental disorder Munchhausen syndrome by proxy. The disease is characterized as a caregiver who makes up “an illness or injury in a person under his or her care, such as a child, an elderly adult, or a person who has a disability.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The cause of this is reportedly tied to low self-esteem, stress, anxiety or a cry for attention. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “These mothers tend to be master deceivers and liars,” Feldman said. “They’re very skilled at what they do.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Bowen is being held on a $150,000 bond after being charged with injury to a child with serious bodily injury.

8-Year-Old Underwent 13 Surgeries All at the Expense of His Mother’s Alleged Mental Illness-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ An 8-year-...

Crime, Drive By, and Family: Two Men Arrested and Charged In Connection To The Murder of Rapper Chinx Drugz @balleralert Two Men Arrested and Charged In Connection To The Murder of Rapper Chinx Drugz - blogged by @MsJennyb (via @lisaevers) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Two years after the fatal drive-by shooting that claimed the life of New York rapper, ChinxDrugz, the NYPD have finally made an arrest. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, 32-year-old Quincy Homere was arrested on Thursday and has since been charged with murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Fox 5 NY reporter, Lisa Evers shared a video of the suspect on social media, which showed Homere covering up his face as police brought him inside. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Shortly after the video surfaced, TMZ reported that a second suspect was also charged in connection to the crime. 26-year-old Jamar Hill was charged with murder, assault and criminal possession. According to TMZ, both men were already serving jail time on unrelated charges when they were arrested and charged for Chinx’s death. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although it remains unclear what led police to the suspects or what exactly linked them to the murder, as it stands, the family and friends of the late rapper will receive some justice.
Crime, Drive By, and Family: Two Men Arrested and Charged In
 Connection To The Murder of Rapper
 Chinx Drugz
 @balleralert
Two Men Arrested and Charged In Connection To The Murder of Rapper Chinx Drugz - blogged by @MsJennyb (via @lisaevers) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Two years after the fatal drive-by shooting that claimed the life of New York rapper, ChinxDrugz, the NYPD have finally made an arrest. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, 32-year-old Quincy Homere was arrested on Thursday and has since been charged with murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Fox 5 NY reporter, Lisa Evers shared a video of the suspect on social media, which showed Homere covering up his face as police brought him inside. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Shortly after the video surfaced, TMZ reported that a second suspect was also charged in connection to the crime. 26-year-old Jamar Hill was charged with murder, assault and criminal possession. According to TMZ, both men were already serving jail time on unrelated charges when they were arrested and charged for Chinx’s death. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although it remains unclear what led police to the suspects or what exactly linked them to the murder, as it stands, the family and friends of the late rapper will receive some justice.

Two Men Arrested and Charged In Connection To The Murder of Rapper Chinx Drugz - blogged by @MsJennyb (via @lisaevers) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Two y...

Basketball, Donald Trump, and Memes: LaVar Ball To Pull LiAngelo Ball Out Of UCLA Following China Arrest and Team Suspension @balleralert LaVar Ball To Pull LiAngelo Ball Out Of UCLA Following China Arrest and Team Suspension – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just months after LaVarBall removed his youngest son from Chino Hills High School to be home-schooled, the Big Baller Brand CEO will pull his middle son out of UCLA. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to TMZ, Ball’s move to pull LiAngelo off the UCLA basketball team and from the institution altogether comes after the young baller was indefinitely suspended from the team for stealing Louis Vuitton shades during a trip to China. As a result of his wrongdoing, LiAngelo was placed under house arrest but was sent home after several officials, including Donald Trump, put in a good word for the young triple B baller. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, since LiAngelo’s international charges were dropped, sources say Ball believes UCLA’s punishment was unfair. “There’s no need to break down a kid’s spirit for making a mistake,” Ball’s team told the publication of LiAngelo’s suspension. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sources tell TMZ that although LiAngelo has not officially been withdrawn and had never played a game for the UCLA team, he will not be returning to the school.
Basketball, Donald Trump, and Memes: LaVar Ball To Pull LiAngelo Ball Out Of
 UCLA Following China Arrest and Team
 Suspension
 @balleralert
LaVar Ball To Pull LiAngelo Ball Out Of UCLA Following China Arrest and Team Suspension – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just months after LaVarBall removed his youngest son from Chino Hills High School to be home-schooled, the Big Baller Brand CEO will pull his middle son out of UCLA. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to TMZ, Ball’s move to pull LiAngelo off the UCLA basketball team and from the institution altogether comes after the young baller was indefinitely suspended from the team for stealing Louis Vuitton shades during a trip to China. As a result of his wrongdoing, LiAngelo was placed under house arrest but was sent home after several officials, including Donald Trump, put in a good word for the young triple B baller. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, since LiAngelo’s international charges were dropped, sources say Ball believes UCLA’s punishment was unfair. “There’s no need to break down a kid’s spirit for making a mistake,” Ball’s team told the publication of LiAngelo’s suspension. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sources tell TMZ that although LiAngelo has not officially been withdrawn and had never played a game for the UCLA team, he will not be returning to the school.

LaVar Ball To Pull LiAngelo Ball Out Of UCLA Following China Arrest and Team Suspension – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just months a...

Andrew Bogut, Community, and McDonalds: McDonald's Manager Who Assisted In the Arrest Of The Tampa Serial Killer Will Receive $110,000 Reward @balleralert RONALD FELTON ANTHONY NAIBOA MONCA HOFFA BENJAMIN MITCHELL McDonald’s Manager Who Assisted In the Arrest Of The Tampa Serial Killer Will Receive $110,000 Reward – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Earlier this week, the man responsible for the Tampa murders was caught thanks to a McDonald’s manager, who handed over a key piece of evidence that connected 24-year-old Howell Donaldson III to the series of murders. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As a result, Donalda Walker will receive a $110,000 reward for her tip that led to the arrest of the Tampa serial killer. Several organizations have offered rewards, which vary in amounts and Walker will receive “every penny.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Looking back, I am grateful to know I was helpful in assisting law enforcement,” Walker said of her good deed. “I hope you can understand that out of respect for the continuing investigations as well as the victims and their families, I will not be answering questions. But please know I appreciate all the well wishes and the kind words of our community.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, the murders took place between October and November in the city’s Seminole Heights neighborhood. Three of the four murders were committed within 11 days, while the fourth occurred more than a month after the first. After a two-month search, Donaldson, who was an employee at the same McDonald's that Walker managed, arrived at the establishment and gave Walker a McDonald’s bag to hold for safe keeping. Shortly after, Walker turned over the bag, which contained the gun used in the four murders, to the police. She also told officials of Donaldson's plan to leave the state, reports state. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although Donaldson admitted to owning the gun, he did not confess to the four murders. However, he faces four counts of first-degree murder.
Andrew Bogut, Community, and McDonalds: McDonald's Manager Who Assisted In
 the Arrest Of The Tampa Serial Killer
 Will Receive $110,000 Reward
 @balleralert
 RONALD FELTON ANTHONY NAIBOA MONCA HOFFA BENJAMIN MITCHELL
McDonald’s Manager Who Assisted In the Arrest Of The Tampa Serial Killer Will Receive $110,000 Reward – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Earlier this week, the man responsible for the Tampa murders was caught thanks to a McDonald’s manager, who handed over a key piece of evidence that connected 24-year-old Howell Donaldson III to the series of murders. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As a result, Donalda Walker will receive a $110,000 reward for her tip that led to the arrest of the Tampa serial killer. Several organizations have offered rewards, which vary in amounts and Walker will receive “every penny.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Looking back, I am grateful to know I was helpful in assisting law enforcement,” Walker said of her good deed. “I hope you can understand that out of respect for the continuing investigations as well as the victims and their families, I will not be answering questions. But please know I appreciate all the well wishes and the kind words of our community.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, the murders took place between October and November in the city’s Seminole Heights neighborhood. Three of the four murders were committed within 11 days, while the fourth occurred more than a month after the first. After a two-month search, Donaldson, who was an employee at the same McDonald's that Walker managed, arrived at the establishment and gave Walker a McDonald’s bag to hold for safe keeping. Shortly after, Walker turned over the bag, which contained the gun used in the four murders, to the police. She also told officials of Donaldson's plan to leave the state, reports state. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although Donaldson admitted to owning the gun, he did not confess to the four murders. However, he faces four counts of first-degree murder.

McDonald’s Manager Who Assisted In the Arrest Of The Tampa Serial Killer Will Receive $110,000 Reward – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀...

Memes, Money, and Police: Girlfriend of Philando Castile Reaches $800,000 Settlement For Emotional Distress and False Arrest @balleralert Girlfriend of Philando Castile Reaches $800,000 Settlement For Emotional Distress and False Arrest – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Nearly 17 months after PhilandoCastile was gunned down by St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez, his girlfriend, who live-streamed the traffic stop murder, has been granted an $800,000 settlement in the wake of his death. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, DiamondReynolds will receive $675,000 from the Minnesota city where Castile was shot, as well as an additional $125,000 from the city of Roseville and the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust. A portion of the money will be held in a trust for her 4-year-old daughter, who witnessed the brutal murder on July 6, 2016. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although the agreement still needs to be approved by the court, the settlement will resolve Reynolds’ claims of emotional distress and false arrest. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “While no amount of money can change what happened, bring Philando back, or erase the pain that my daughter and I continue to suffer, I do hope that closing this chapter will allow us to get our lives back and move forward,” Reynolds said in a statement. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, the settlement comes just months after Castile’s mother settled for more than $2 million in a wrongful death suit of her son. The settlement also comes just months after Yanez, who shot Castile several times after he informed the officer that he had a firearm, was found not guilty of second-degree manslaughter.
Memes, Money, and Police: Girlfriend of Philando Castile Reaches $800,000
 Settlement For Emotional Distress and False
 Arrest
 @balleralert
Girlfriend of Philando Castile Reaches $800,000 Settlement For Emotional Distress and False Arrest – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Nearly 17 months after PhilandoCastile was gunned down by St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez, his girlfriend, who live-streamed the traffic stop murder, has been granted an $800,000 settlement in the wake of his death. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, DiamondReynolds will receive $675,000 from the Minnesota city where Castile was shot, as well as an additional $125,000 from the city of Roseville and the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust. A portion of the money will be held in a trust for her 4-year-old daughter, who witnessed the brutal murder on July 6, 2016. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although the agreement still needs to be approved by the court, the settlement will resolve Reynolds’ claims of emotional distress and false arrest. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “While no amount of money can change what happened, bring Philando back, or erase the pain that my daughter and I continue to suffer, I do hope that closing this chapter will allow us to get our lives back and move forward,” Reynolds said in a statement. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, the settlement comes just months after Castile’s mother settled for more than $2 million in a wrongful death suit of her son. The settlement also comes just months after Yanez, who shot Castile several times after he informed the officer that he had a firearm, was found not guilty of second-degree manslaughter.

Girlfriend of Philando Castile Reaches $800,000 Settlement For Emotional Distress and False Arrest – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ne...

Big Sean, Head, and Memes: Naya Rivera Arrested and Charged Witlh Domestic Battery For Putting Hands On Her Husband; Ex-Big Sean Responds: "l Told Y'all" @balleralert Naya Rivera Arrested and Charged With Domestic Battery For Putting Hands On Her Husband; Ex-Big Sean Responds: “I Told Y'all” – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Saturday, actress NayaRivera was arrested and charged with misdemeanor domestic battery after putting hands on her husband, Ryan Dorsey in West Virginia. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to PEOPLE, the incident occurred a little before 9:30 p.m. Officials were called to the couple’s home in response to a domestic dispute. Upon arrival, Rivera’s husband told police that his wife had hit him in the head and the bottom lip while the two were taking their 2-year-old for a walk. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dorsey reportedly recorded the incident and handed the footage over to police just before the former “Glee” star was taken into custody to be arraigned. Rivera’s father-in-law picked her up from the courthouse after she was released on a $1,000 PR bond. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After the news broke of Rivera’s arrest, Big Sean took to Twitter to throw shade at his ex-fiancé. If you recall, Rivera tied the knot with Dorsey just three months after she and Sean called off their engagement, sparking rumors of undercover infidelity. However, Sean quickly got over the breakup with the hit song, “IDFWU.” But, when news broke of Rivera’s violence, he took to Twitter to tell his fans, “I told you so,” using a video of a lil boosie’s daughter, yelling, “I told y’all n*ggas.”
Big Sean, Head, and Memes: Naya Rivera Arrested and Charged Witlh
 Domestic Battery For Putting Hands On Her
 Husband; Ex-Big Sean Responds: "l Told
 Y'all"
 @balleralert
Naya Rivera Arrested and Charged With Domestic Battery For Putting Hands On Her Husband; Ex-Big Sean Responds: “I Told Y'all” – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Saturday, actress NayaRivera was arrested and charged with misdemeanor domestic battery after putting hands on her husband, Ryan Dorsey in West Virginia. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to PEOPLE, the incident occurred a little before 9:30 p.m. Officials were called to the couple’s home in response to a domestic dispute. Upon arrival, Rivera’s husband told police that his wife had hit him in the head and the bottom lip while the two were taking their 2-year-old for a walk. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dorsey reportedly recorded the incident and handed the footage over to police just before the former “Glee” star was taken into custody to be arraigned. Rivera’s father-in-law picked her up from the courthouse after she was released on a $1,000 PR bond. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After the news broke of Rivera’s arrest, Big Sean took to Twitter to throw shade at his ex-fiancé. If you recall, Rivera tied the knot with Dorsey just three months after she and Sean called off their engagement, sparking rumors of undercover infidelity. However, Sean quickly got over the breakup with the hit song, “IDFWU.” But, when news broke of Rivera’s violence, he took to Twitter to tell his fans, “I told you so,” using a video of a lil boosie’s daughter, yelling, “I told y’all n*ggas.”

Naya Rivera Arrested and Charged With Domestic Battery For Putting Hands On Her Husband; Ex-Big Sean Responds: “I Told Y'all” – blogged by @...

Blessed, Family, and Life: Two-Year-Old, Who Was Denied Kidney Transplant Over Father's Arrest, Has ‘Successful, Transplant Surgery With Kidney From New Donor @balleralert Two-Year-Old, Who Was Denied Kidney Transplant Over Father’s Arrest, Has ‘Successful’ Transplant Surgery With Kidney From New Donor - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Last month, a heartbreaking story made national news after a young boy was denied a potentially life-saving kidney transplant because of his father’s transgressions. At the time, A.J. Burgess, who was born without functioning kidneys, was all set to have his life-changing surgery, as his father, who was a perfect match, prepared to provide his son with a second chance. However, after Anthony Dickerson violated the terms of his probation, Emory University Hospital refused to go through with A.J.’s transplant until they had written proof that Dickerson had been compiling with the terms for the next three months. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, the family believed A.J. would not be able to wait that long and it was unfair that their son had to suffer because of his father’s mistakes. Their story touched hearts across the nation, as many gathered to demand justice for A.J. As a result, the hospital opened the lines of communication with the family to have an open and honest discussion about how they could help A.J. Just weeks later, the family was blessed with a Thanksgiving miracle. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Tuesday evening, A.J.’s parents received a call from the facility that a kidney from a donor had just become available and doctors believed it would be in A.J.’s best interest if he received the transplant. The following morning, the toddler, who turns three in January, had a successful surgery. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although the family will have to stay in the hospital for another week, they are “excited about giving thanks for [A.J.’s] new kidney.”
Blessed, Family, and Life: Two-Year-Old, Who Was Denied Kidney Transplant
 Over Father's Arrest, Has ‘Successful, Transplant
 Surgery With Kidney From New Donor
 @balleralert
Two-Year-Old, Who Was Denied Kidney Transplant Over Father’s Arrest, Has ‘Successful’ Transplant Surgery With Kidney From New Donor - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Last month, a heartbreaking story made national news after a young boy was denied a potentially life-saving kidney transplant because of his father’s transgressions. At the time, A.J. Burgess, who was born without functioning kidneys, was all set to have his life-changing surgery, as his father, who was a perfect match, prepared to provide his son with a second chance. However, after Anthony Dickerson violated the terms of his probation, Emory University Hospital refused to go through with A.J.’s transplant until they had written proof that Dickerson had been compiling with the terms for the next three months. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, the family believed A.J. would not be able to wait that long and it was unfair that their son had to suffer because of his father’s mistakes. Their story touched hearts across the nation, as many gathered to demand justice for A.J. As a result, the hospital opened the lines of communication with the family to have an open and honest discussion about how they could help A.J. Just weeks later, the family was blessed with a Thanksgiving miracle. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Tuesday evening, A.J.’s parents received a call from the facility that a kidney from a donor had just become available and doctors believed it would be in A.J.’s best interest if he received the transplant. The following morning, the toddler, who turns three in January, had a successful surgery. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although the family will have to stay in the hospital for another week, they are “excited about giving thanks for [A.J.’s] new kidney.”

Two-Year-Old, Who Was Denied Kidney Transplant Over Father’s Arrest, Has ‘Successful’ Transplant Surgery With Kidney From New Donor - blogge...