OF COURSE NOT!
I know a lot of you moms are moody at times and we all don't get along and we all parent different but would you ever use your sick dying child as a reason to gain possessions? Meaning flat screen tv's, Ipads, Iphones, vacations etc?
My MIL told me before Christmas about this family whos son was sick and the family takes donations for him. Well I come to find out that the year before MIL set up to get a donation started for him to help the family with medical expenses and they instead used the money for a flat screen tv. Then they even said to her how this year (Dec. 2012) they would be buying Ipads and Iphones with the money. This little boy is 10 years old he is constantly in and out of the hospital and this is what they do. He is dying of cancer and his family is worried about valuables when their son should be the only valueable in this!
I want to add that they are again (1 month after the Christmas donation) to have another one for the boys sisters and to say that they need an Iphone because they said the little boy said he wanted to me able to call them from heaven. They also got people to make a donation and put them in a hotel for a day or two so they can have someone clean their home apparently MIL told me their house is filthy.
I am not sure how any of those things would even matter when you are about to loose a child. I have been told also that he had surgery to remove the cancer and it came back and the doctors told the family that if he had chemo it would save him and the family refused. I can understand you wanting to not put your child through something as harsh as chemo and I think that is the only understandable thing but I think for me I would still have them do it because I wouldn't want to loose my child and would do anything possible that would keep them with me longer.
Sorry I had to vent I am just really bothered that there are such greedy people in this world that would use your sick child as a means to get things. I told MIL I would ask HIM what he wanted and get it for him or make the donation to the hospital to help pay the hospital bills. I would not give that family anything unless it was strictly for the boy. MIL got him an outfit because she said all his clothes are small or torn or stained.
Thanks for lettting me vent.
ETA- Yes, this story was on the news ladies the boy is from Eastvale. I didn't realize it was even in the news until now but yes that is the one and that is the story but I unfortunately know more than the article says.