Monday, March 31, 2008

prayer ain't enough

A young girl called Madeline Neumann, aged 11, has died of diabetes in Wisconsin. Medical treatment? Well not exactly. Her parents prayed for her. That was it. They believed healing comes from the Bible.

Everest Metro Police Chief Dan Vergin said he would not recommend bringing charges of neglect or abuse against the parents, Dale and Leilani Neumann, saying "There is no intent. They didn't want their child to die. They thought what they were doing was the right thing. They believed up to the time she stopped breathing she was going to get better. They just thought it was a spiritual attack. They believed if they prayed enough she would get through it."

If failing to seek medical treatment for your child's diabetes isn't "neglect," then I don't know what is... Poor kid.



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