‘Mummy, please let me die,’ begs boy, 5, with eczema

A five-year-old who suffers such severe eczema he can barely walk has told his mother he wants to die rather than suffer any more pain.

Dana Bishop, 36, says her son Morgan has battled the skin condition since he was four months old.

His family are now at breaking point, having tried almost every treatment available on the NHS – including a form of chemotherapy.

The skin on his feet and legs has become so sore he cannot walk, meaning he has to use a mobility scooter to move around during a flare-up.

And as the eczema stops him from sleeping, he can only attend school for half days at a time and is rarely able to play with his friends.

Dana Bishop, 36, says her five-year-old son Morgan suffers such severe eczema he can barely walk and is in such pain he has begged to die

Dana Bishop, 36, says her five-year-old son Morgan suffers such severe eczema he can barely walk and is in such pain he has begged to die

The soles of Morgan's feet become so sore he cannot walk, and must use a mobility scooter to get around. He is pictured in hospital receiving treatment

The soles of Morgan’s feet become so sore he cannot walk, and must use a mobility scooter to get around. He is pictured in hospital receiving treatment

Mrs Bishop says the family has tried every treatment the NHS has to offer to treat his eczema - including a form of chemotherapy, but nothing has worked

Mrs Bishop says the family has tried every treatment the NHS has to offer to treat his eczema – including a form of chemotherapy, but nothing has worked

‘We’ve lost part of Morgan’s personality to the eczema,’ said Mrs Bishop, of Tadworth, Surrey, who has had to give up work as a family support worker to care for her son.

‘We haven’t got lives. Winter is hell for his skin because of the central heating and cold weather, but we rarely go outside in the summer either as heat and pollen aggravate the eczema too.

‘There’s no respite for us. On his fifth birthday, Morgan told me he’d rather die than cope with the pain of eczema anymore – it was heartbreaking to hear.’

Morgan is often exhausted after being in too much pain to sleep at night and so attends school in the morning and naps in the afternoon.

During school hours, he gets too distracted by his itchy skin to even hold a pencil.

The skin on the soles of his feet and backs of his knees is so cracked and sore that he can barely walk

‘He’ll come home from school and tell me that he tried to play with his friends, but had to sit out after just a few steps,’ Mrs Bishop said.

‘When it gets really bad, it almost looks like an acid burn.

‘His one-year-old brother Jenson is very understanding. He’ll see Morgan scratching and try to help by rubbing his cream in for him.

Mrs Bishop has had to give up work to care for her son. She is pictured with her husband Paul, and their sons Morgan and Jenson

Mrs Bishop has had to give up work to care for her son. She is pictured with her husband Paul, and their sons Morgan and Jenson

Over the past eight months, they say they have experienced just four 'good days' where Morgan's skin does not flare up. Morgan is pictured receiving treatment in hospital

Over the past eight months, they say they have experienced just four ‘good days’ where Morgan’s skin does not flare up. Morgan is pictured receiving treatment in hospital

Morgan is only able to attend half days at school as his eczema leaves him so itchy and distracted he can barely hold a pencil

Mrs Bishop and her husband Paul, 43, say they are 'constantly' applying cream to Morgan throughout the day – far more than the four to six times recommended

Morgan is only able to attend half days at school as his eczema leaves him so itchy and distracted he can barely hold a pencil

‘My husband and I have to take it in turns to take Jenson out as it’s not fair on him to be inside all the time, but we feel guilty not being able to include Morgan.’

Mrs Bishop and her husband Paul, 43, say they are ‘constantly’ applying cream to Morgan throughout the day – far more than the four to six times recommended.

The couple also swaddle him in a wet wrap every night.

On his fifth birthday, Morgan told me he’d rather die than cope with the pain of eczema anymore – it was heartbreaking to hear
Dana Bishop, 36

Over the past eight months, they say they have experienced just four ‘good days’ where Morgan’s skin does not flare up.

‘It’s an emotional rollercoaster, we’ll have snippets where he’s comfortable and we can see glimmers of his happy, chatty personality, then the itching starts again and he becomes irritable and irrational,’ Mrs Bishop said.

As well eczema, schoolboy has asthma and life-threatening nephotic syndrome, which sees large amounts of protein leak out of his kidneys.

Mrs Bishop believes the immune suppressing drugs her son must take to combat his kidney problems have, in turn worsened his eczema.

He also has more than 20 allergies including eggs, nuts, dairy, potatoes, soya and rice.

Doctors are doing a process of elimination to work out exactly what Morgan is allergic or intolerant to, but currently, there’s very little he can eat.

'We've lost part of Morgan's personality to the eczema,' Mrs Bishop said, who says he has rare moments of being happy and chatty, as the condition leaves him irritable and miserable

‘We’ve lost part of Morgan’s personality to the eczema,’ Mrs Bishop said, who says he has rare moments of being happy and chatty, as the condition leaves him irritable and miserable

Now, the Bishop family, pictured in Disney World, are fundraising to take Morgan to a hydrotherapy clinic in France for treatment\
Now, the Bishop family, pictured in Disney World, are fundraising to take Morgan to a hydrotherapy clinic in France for treatment

 

They have suggested the family feed him via a tube directly into his stomach, and introduce one food at a time to see what he can tolerate.

However, Mrs Bishop believes this approach is likely to be difficult as Morgan won’t understand why he is being denied his favourite foods.

She said: ‘But he’s already experienced food so he’ll know what he’s missing. He’s too old to not realise what’s going on but too young to rationalise with and understand that it’ll be for his own good.

‘He’s very strong-willed, so I know he’ll just pull the tube out.’

Scouring the internet for help, Mr and Mrs Bishop recently discovered a hydrotherapy clinic called the Avene Centre in France.

The centre offer treatments in warm water and wraps which claim to treat eczema and psoriasis.

Boasting several success stories, Mrs Bishop believes it is their last chance to help Morgan.

She has now set up a GoFundMe page to raise the funds required for a three-week course of treatment, which will include the hydrotherapy with natural spring water and consultations with leading dermatologists.

Mr Bishop is also planning a 900 mile charity bike ride to help with costs.

The Bishop family say they are 'constantly' applying cream to Morgan's skin and he  must be swaddled in a wet wrap at night

Despite this, he is still unable to sleep and is often exhausted in the day, napping all afternoon

The Bishop family say they are ‘constantly’ applying cream to Morgan’s skin and he must be swaddled in a wet wrap at night. Despite this, he is still unable to sleep and is often exhausted in the day, napping all afternoon

Mrs Bishop says her son Jenson is very kind to his big brother, rubbing in his cream whenever he is upset. The family are pictured in Disney World

Mrs Bishop says her son Jenson is very kind to his big brother, rubbing in his cream whenever he is upset. The family are pictured in Disney World

'People don't recognise skin conditions as debilitating. They hear eczema and just think it's a bit of dry skin, but the reality can be much, much worse,' Mrs Bishop said

‘People don’t recognise skin conditions as debilitating. They hear eczema and just think it’s a bit of dry skin, but the reality can be much, much worse,’ Mrs Bishop said

‘All Morgan wants is for the itching to stop,’ Mrs Bishop said.

‘He always asks me if I can make it stop in time for Christmas or his birthday.

‘Since discovering the Avene Centre, I’ve spoken to parents all over the world who’ve been in our shoes.

People don’t recognise skin conditions as debilitating. They hear eczema and just think it’s a bit of dry skin, but the reality can be much, much worse
Dana Bishop, 36

‘One man said his little girl was so ill she had to be physically carried everywhere, but halfway through her first session it was like a light switched on and she came back to life.

‘We’re praying the same happens to Morgan.’

Aside from fundraising, the family are focusing their attention on Morgan’s Mission, a Facebook page they have set up for their son to raise awareness of his condition.

Mrs Bishop said her ultimate aim is to register Morgan’s Mission as a charity.

‘People don’t recognise skin conditions as debilitating. They hear eczema and just think it’s a bit of dry skin, but the reality can be much, much worse,’ she said.

‘We want to help other families like us get the help and understanding they need.’

To donate visit http://www.gofundme.com/paulbishop 

WHAT IS ECZEMA?

Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition associated with dry patches of hot, itchy skin

Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition associated with dry patches of hot, itchy skin

WHAT IS IT?

Eczema, or allergic dermatitis, is an inflammatory skin condition associated with dry patches of hot, itchy skin.

When severe, these areas can become broken, raw and may bleed. The itching can be incessant and intense.

It commonly affects the upper hands, elbows, back of the knees and face, devastating people’s confidence and making movement and sleep uncomfortable.

The condition tends to be triggered by a variety of irritants.

WHO GETS IT?

Eczema affects up to one-fifth of all children and one in 12 adults. It affects both males and females equally.

While there is no guarantee a child will grow out of eczema, research has shown that 60-70 per cent of children are virtually clear of the condition by the time they reach their mid-teens.

WHAT CAUSES IT?

It is closely linked with asthma and hayfever and is thought to be an allergic condition in which the immune system overreacts to harmless particles that come into contact with the skin, causing red, itchy patches of inflammation.

Triggers may include dust, pollen, detergents and foods, ranging from eggs and yeast to oranges.

The allergic reactions may develop and worsen over a period of time, as the immune system begins to react more intensely to the irritants.

Eczema is also linked to dry skin, and it has been suggested that a lack of oils and natural moisture factors in the sufferer’s skin may make them more vulnerable to skin inflammation and irritation.

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They Didn’t Want Their Child To Sit Near Him, but with that rejection he still helped them

This just might teach you to think before making quick judgments about strangers.

The waiting room

The waiting room

A short film by Nancy Spetsioti shows a dark-skin arrive at a doctor’s office. They’re waiting to follow up with the doctor after their daughter’s bone marrow transplant operation. They first notice a dark-skinned man sitting alone in the waiting room.

“Sit over her, love.”

The young girl initially has no issues with sitting next to the man, but her mother immediately has her switch seats so her daughter is not sitting next to the strange man.

The father's reaction

The father’s reaction

The girl’s dad even goes so far as to stand so that no one in his family has to sit next to the man. They continue giving him side-eyed glances as they wait for the doctor.

Then the doctor comes

Then the doctor comes

The family is visibly surprised when the doctor appears and asks everyone — the strange man included — to come into his office. But when the doctor explains why, everything makes sense.

Watch the whole video:

It will definitely make you think twice about judging others.

7 Year old chinese boy suffers from severe abuse by parents forced to sleep with pigs

A 7-year-old boy from Puyang, Henan, was allegedly mistreated by his parents and was forced to sleep and live with pigs. According to reports, the boy’s mother has a mental disability nad has been beating her son for the past years—with scars to prove how much he had suffered.

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The worst part is that his mother would not let him inside the house and lets him sleep outside with the pigs—all year round. Even with extreme weather conditions, the child was left outside to sleep and live with the pigs. He would often suffer from frostbite during winter—his legs would get so infected that in the spring, his winter clothes had to be cut away from his body as they were glued to his legs by the pus.

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The inhumane act by his parents was soon exposed online, when officials in the said city were alerted after a young boy was spotted riding around in the back of a refuse cart with a pig. 7-year-old Liu Hongbo was found unable to talk to people. He did not know how to communicate with humans, as he lived his whole life with pigs.

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Father Liu Zhenxue, 46, raised pigs and drove a rickshaw for a living but does not earn much money. He works long hours and is out most days, leaving the boy alone with his mother.

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Since the visit from the volunteers at Puyang Loving Society, the boy has received much needed medical attention. In addition, the boy will be cared for by his aunt from now on. He will receive a monthly stipend of 500 Yuan (£50) from the local government until he is 18 as contribution towards his care.

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Though HongBo is now saved and taken care of, many netizens are calling for the parents to be held liable for this obvious case of child abuse.

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Transgender German man give birth to a baby

A Berlin man has become the first in Germany to give birth to a baby.
He identifies as male, but has a female reproductive system.
The baby boy was born on March 18th this year in a home birth, as hospitals are required to write the name of the mother in their records when a child is born.

It was delivered with the help of a midwife in the Neukölln area of Berlin.
On government records the new father, who is transgender, is registered as a man.
This makes him the first male in Germany to give birth, Berlin newspapers reported on Monday.
He reportedly became pregnant through a sperm donation.
Officially the child does not have a mother, only a father.
The case is reminiscent of transgender Thomas Beatie who has given birth to three children in the US.
Transgender people are able to give birth to children because even when a woman undergoes hormone therapy to become more physically masculine, they can retain female organs.

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Early life

Born Tracy Lehuanani LaGondino, Beatie was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, the first of two children. His mother was from San Francisco, and of English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh descent. His father, of Korean and Filipino decent, was born and raised in Hawaii.[5] As a teenager, Beatie was a female model and Miss Teen Hawaii USA pageant finalist.[6] He appeared regularly on the nationally televised aerobics workout series and video, Basic Training with Ada Janklowicz, and later became a competitive bodybuilder.

In 1996, Beatie graduated from the University of Hawaii with a bachelor’s degree in Health Science (Pre-med) and later pursued an Executive MBA. In 1997, he founded Define Normal, a progressive clothing company, which has since expanded in federal trademark to film and video production. He competed in full-contact fighting and was a black belt and tournament champion in Taekwondo.

Gender transition and marriage

At the age of 10, Beatie started to self-identify with the male gender.[12] At 23 years old, he began testosterone hormone treatment to transition to living life as a man.

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source : nairaland , wikipedia

 

Demonic mother beats and abuses baby only a few months old – child cruelty

The brutal act of a Malaysian woman beating a baby that was caught on video has riled Facebook users, about a year after the abuse took place.

The woman, who appears to be in her 20s, is seen abusing the child in the four-minute video clip by slapping and beating the baby with a pillow numerous times.

She can also be seen pinching the baby’s arms and legs and can be heard telling the baby, “diamlah bodoh (keep quiet, stupid)” as the baby continued crying.

About two minutes into the video, the young woman kicks the baby several times, while the woman taking the video asks if she intended to kill the baby.

The video titled Ibu Kejam was uploaded onto a facebook page.

According to some blogs, this is the second time the video is being circulated.

Hundreds of comments were immediately posted by Facebook users.

Some Facebook users commented that the woman should be severely punished for her action.

Meanwhile, a post uploaded on the Royal Malaysia Police official Facebook page stated that a police report on the abuse was lodged on May 29 last year.

“The woman in the video is the toddler’s birth mother and was arrested on the day the police report was lodged,” the statement added.

It also stated that the woman was subsequently charged in court and found guilty under Section 3(1) of The Child Act 2001.

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Toddler placed on a leash rescued from demonic mother

The Department of Social Welfare and Development has taken into custody a young boy who was photographed with a rope around his neck and being treated like a puppy by his own mother

The boy, estimated to be three to five years old, was rescued by social workers in Orani, Bataan, on Tuesday from his mother, who reportedly posted photographs of her child on Facebook.

The child will undergo a medical examination to check for any injuries and his general state of health, after which he will be brought to a reception and study center for children and the youth in the province, which is under the DSWD in Region 3.

Marilyn Tigas, head of the DSWD provincial office in Bataan, said both the child and the mother will undergo psychological assessment.

“The parent will undergo continuous counseling and we will assess the parenting capabilities of the mother,” the official said in a radio interview.

The rescue of the child came after social welfare secretary Corazon Soliman ordered the DSWD regional office in Central Luzon to track down the whereabouts of the child’s mother, who uploaded photographs of the abuse on Facebook.

The mother, Soliman said, is clearly liable for violating Republic Act 7610 or the Anti Child Abuse Law and the Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Act.

“Even if it was made in jest, it was done in bad taste. The child does not know that it is just a joke,” the social welfare secretary said.

On Monday, photographs of a naked child on all fours and with a rope around the neck went viral on Facebook.

The boy was depicted crawling near a dish full of dog food. The photographs were allegedly posted by a certain Ayra dela Cruz Francisco, with the caption: “Bago ko nga palang alagang aso haha. Lakas ng tama ng anak ko sunod sunuran naman, dami kong tawa dito grabe (My new pet dog. My child’s stoned to death he follows everything I told him. Got so many laughs here).”

Francisco had already deactivated her account but several hate pages featuring the photographs had been created, with more than 30,000 shares as of press time.

Tigas said the woman, a stay-at-home mom, did not expect the photograph to go viral and generate such negative feedback among netizens.

“Her child and a cousin were playing in an area where there were many animals, as if they were mimicking animals. The mother photographed her son seemingly in jest,” the DSWD official said.

The mother initially resisted in letting social workers take her child, even promising to issue a public apology, but authorities wanted to rescue the child.

Tigas said the mother may be charged with child abuse for treating her child in such a manner and even uploading it on Facebook.

Tigas said the mother remained at home although social workers will conduct a psychological assessment on her.

The DSWD will also evaluate the mother to determine her capacity to take care of her child.

“No one has the right to treat a child like a toy. Whoever does this can be punished under the law,” Soliman stressed, adding that the one who took the photograph has no right to take care of a child.

Assistant secretary Javier Jimenez said barangay officials can also step in and seek an application for a protection order so that the child can be rescued from the situation.

Meanwhile, the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group said it is willing to help the DSWD in filing charges against the child’s mother.

CIDG spokesperson Chief Insp. Elizabeth Jasmin said they have handled 14 cases of child abuse this year, with the culprits usually members of the child’s family, neighbors and teachers.

“We are waiting for the coordination of the DSWD with us, we are ready to accept the affidavits of the complainants so we can file charges against the perpetrator,” the police official said.

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