Runaway found: Julie Rivkees is OK.

Runaway found: Julie Rivkees is OK.

There are 13 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Jun 5, 2009, titled Runaway found: Julie Rivkees is OK.. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Julie Rivkees, 15, ran away from her Casselberry home. A 15-year-old girl who ran away and was considered at risk because she didn't have her prescription medications has returned home, a Web site reported.

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Karen

New York, NY

#1 Jun 5, 2009
Thank you so much for covering this story!!! We are so thrilled that Julie is home!!
Moon_Cricket

Decatur, GA

#2 Jun 5, 2009
When does she turn 18? She is hot
radicalpatriot

Tavares, FL

#3 Jun 5, 2009
I wonder if home is the "safe" place for her? She did initially runaway for it. There is certainly more to this story we are not made privy too. I don't think we have heard the last of all this.
Dumb

Daytona Beach, FL

#5 Jun 5, 2009
Future employers, college admissions officers, etc. all Google the people they are considering to see what they're all about. Good luck, Julie.
veritas

San Antonio, TX

#6 Jun 5, 2009
radicalpatriot wrote:
I wonder if home is the "safe" place for her? She did initially runaway for it. There is certainly more to this story we are not made privy too. I don't think we have heard the last of all this.
Maybe if they stop drugging her she might not feel the need to run away.
FL Mom

Orlando, FL

#8 Jun 5, 2009
Why did she run away? Where did she go and who did she see when she was gone and where did she stay?

Lot's of questions here...
WFT

Longwood, FL

#9 Jun 6, 2009
FL Mom wrote:
Why did she run away? Where did she go and who did she see when she was gone and where did she stay?
Lot's of questions here...
She's got drug problems, she ran away because she wanted to party, have sex, and didn't like rehab. She stayed with whoever she happened to be partying with that night. Your questions have been answered.

Why is this even in the news??? Hundreds of other kids run away by their own choice in Florida each week and don't get mentioned in the newspaper.

Save these resouces for kids that are actually abducted and in danger, not some spoiled run-away.
friendofJulie

Longwood, FL

#10 Jun 6, 2009
Just so you all know, Julie is a very sweet, kind, and loved girl who has been having some difficulties in life recently. She has been in and out of rehab facilities but is determined to get better. Why she ran away, none of us can judge, but everyone who knows her is glad that she is home. She is really a strong, and amazing person who I think a little part of us all can relate to. Obviously, she is important to those around her, evidenced by the huge outpouring of time, prayers, and resources intended to bring her home. People shouldn't judge her, her family, life or the efforts that were put forth to bring her home, no one can fully understand where she has come from or what she is going through except her, much less a person who has never met her. And to Julie, we love you, we missed you and we are glad you are home!
federal offense

Orlando, FL

#11 Jun 7, 2009
It is a federal offense to disclose medical information about a minor without the consent of the parents or minor. I suggest the sentinel remove this blog right away and apologize for acting like common thugs.
parentofbipolars on

United States

#12 Jun 8, 2009
Bi Polar is a tricky disorder. My son ran away at 15 during a manic episode. He actually called numerous friends to see if they could sleep over night because he felt that if he didnt have them there, he might run. At 15, they still dont come to their parents no matter how good home life is. They are teens. Without the proper medication and consistantly taking it, its like a diabetic not taking their insulin...it can cause very adverse effects. The drugs/alcohol are just sympoms of what bi-polar does to a person.
radicalpatriot

Tavares, FL

#13 Jun 10, 2009
What has become of this society these days!? When I was growing up so-called illness like ADD was cured with going outside and play, bi-polar was cured with an quick beating to the behind, and any other "problems" was easily solved before Dad got home. I think that's the problem these days. Parents don't want to be parents and Fathers have been feminized and society has put no value on their worth in the family.

This girl's problems is not medical, it parental. The medical issues are the symptoms; poor parental care is the problem that needs to be cured.
Big Papa PUmp

Winter Garden, FL

#14 Jun 11, 2009
poor thing, I hope she gets the help she needs.
Ihatephoneys

Duncan, SC

#15 Aug 4, 2009
I know Peter Rivkess and he's always been a pompous ass. It must kill him to have a less than perfect daughter. One does have to wonder what is driving her to drugs at 15 in an upper middle class suburuban neighborhood. Maybe it is her parents.

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