To whomever stole the money, I hope you read about the added suffering you have
heaped on this family. Do the right thing and give it back ... anonymously if
you wish ... just do it. But just in case you don't, I'm
going to go Wells Fargo and make my own donation.
Am sorry to hear of this happening. The costs can be astronomical for such
cancer patients. And it seems because this was a pre-existing condition of the
child, insurance would not provide the coverage for this child/family? I wonder
regarding the ACA, had it been available in time for this family would have made
a difference financially because with ACA, insurance companies can no longer
deny anyone due to pre-existing conditions? That's what ACA was developed
for, to help families not fear going bankrupt from incidents like this with
their children. God bless this family to make it through their ordeal. And whoever stole that money, I hope has a heart to bring that money back or
realizes they won't be able to forget stealing the money until they make
things right. Shame on that person!
I like to believe there is a special place for this precious little boy in
heaven. I also like to believe there is a totally different special place for
the person that stole this money.
Gary-I don't think this has anything to do with ACA. Anyone, even
those who have insurance coverage, still have expenses - copays, deductibles,
some medications or procedures that may or may not be covered. Not to mention
any expenses that may have been due to loss of employment, childcare and
funeral expenses. I can attest that funerals/burial plots can be very expensive
- even if they've been pre-paid.I don't know the family but the
article did not mention insurance coverage. More than likely he was covered
from birth on his parents' coverage, so this would no be considered a
pre-existing condition. Please don't make this into something it's
not.I'm very happy to see that the money stolen has been replaced by
many donations which is certainly a blessing to the family.
Who had access to her purse, to steal the $450?
So how do we donate?
My condolences to this family. I hope that the thief learns the situation and
has enough of a conscience to retun the money. Even though I am sure donations
come in, I cannot imagine how violated she feels while trying to mourn for her
loss.To Gary, I don't now why you feltl the need to inject
politics into this sad situation, but how about all of the families who
currently have insurance who are losing it or seeing their premiums double
because of the ACA?. There are a lot of regulations in the ACA that are driving
up the cost of health care. How exactly does taxing medical device make health
care less expensive? Any law that adds no new doctors, forces people to buy
coverage (maternity, substance abuse) nthey do not need, and adds 16, 000 IRS
agents is not going to benefit most Americans.
Unfortunately, whoever stole the money likely would not care about the pain they
have caused or feel any need to give it back. Thieves rarely think about anyone
but themselves.It is also unfortunate that people like Gary feel the
need to inject politics into this story. It said nothing about medical
insurance. Without knowing any details, it is pure speculation as to whether
Obamacare would have helped this family, or made things worse.
In condoning someone for bringing politics into the discussion, you then went on
to do exactly the same, and then some. I guess it is ok if you are on the right
side of the political spectrum? Humanity is Humanity and grief is grief. This
is about a poor little child who will never reach their potential in this life
time, and the parents who have to endure this devastating. There is so much
kindess in the world and this family has and will still be the recipients of
The Lord works in mysterious ways. I'm not suggesting that the Lord had
his hand in the theft of this money, but had this not happened would we have
heard the story of little Dayton? As a result of this report the Team Dayton
Fund will likely receive much more in donations than was stolen; Funds that I am
sure are very much needed by the Neilsen's to help pay medical expenses.I try not to judge the person that stole the money too harshly. I
don't know the circumstances that drove the person to commit the theft. I
hope that one day they will see how wrong it is and are able to repent.May the Nielsen's find some comfort knowing that they will one day be
with Dayton again. At that day the joy and love they feel will surpass the pain
that they are now experiencing. May the Lord continue to bless this family.To those that had wanted to know how to donate, that information, and
link, is provided at the bottom of the article.
There's a problem when things like ACA are so closely woven into family
tragedies that they really cannot be separate matters.Mike Lee and
Ted Cruz will tell you we need to abolish ACA. How about introducing them to
this family -- and a few hundred thousand others. (Oh, I forgot. These people
are probably like me. Members of that awful 47%. Right. We don't count
in the conservative scheme of things.)
Maybe $450.00 was stolen but still has $12,000 and asking for $30,000. Does she
now who took the money? Other media have stated she does.
JimInSLC -- thank you for a very fine post!
To: Go Big Blue - you are definitely right. The Lord loves his children,
especially those sweet, innocent little ones. This story just made me sad and I
cannot imagine what a terrible and heartbreaking loss this is to his parents and
family. And the person who stole the money will be held accountable for that...I
certainly wouldn't want to be in their shoes when they are caught.
It's my prayer that the Lord's choicest blessings will be with this
family in their great loss.