valley

La Follette, TN

#1 Apr 22, 2013
It is mighty easy to ride a good horse to death. We have more than one sick children in this county.( who need to ride the horse a while. )WHY did the mayor support one child and ignore other children. I thought the mayor of the county represented all of the citizens. Shows where his heart is.
Good Lord

La Follette, TN

#2 Apr 22, 2013
valley wrote:
It is mighty easy to ride a good horse to death. We have more than one sick children in this county.( who need to ride the horse a while.)WHY did the mayor support one child and ignore other children. I thought the mayor of the county represented all of the citizens. Shows where his heart is.
What's the matter? Get too hot for you on the other thread so you had to start another? YOU are riding this horse to death!
no surprise

La Follette, TN

#3 Apr 22, 2013
hadn't heard anything about it, but if that's what happened it sounds about right for Baird. one kid ... eh, that's to lame ass his way into getting TBI that's investigating the animal shelter thing
to believe he gives a damn about animals and/or sick kids. 2 for 1 PR kinda thing. rest of know its a lie but all u can do is be sure not to vote him in AGAIN to anywhere to do with gov't like yall did the last time. that was sickening enough.
sure

Jacksboro, TN

#4 Apr 23, 2013
Good Lord wrote:
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What's the matter? Get too hot for you on the other thread so you had to start another? YOU are riding this horse to death!
Yes, I agree with you. Yet another one was started re a headstone. What is wrong with this out-of-control character that just can't quit screaming about the donation money and why it isn't being spread around! This is worrisome!
Ridiculous

La Follette, TN

#5 Apr 23, 2013
Why are you ppl so damn greedy afraid someone else around here going to get some help!

What the hell is wrong helping a dead child get a headstone?? And you think ppl want to come out and support this greed that you all obviosly are pushing?
Ridiculous

La Follette, TN

#6 Apr 23, 2013
It is worrisome because your buddy might not get more money right? You all make me sick.
Just me

La Follette, TN

#7 Apr 23, 2013
Well the other is gone
Scary

La Follette, TN

#8 Apr 23, 2013
It is scarey for a person to start a thread and only comment and answer themself. SCARY Stop talking to yourself.
Sad

La Follette, TN

#9 Apr 25, 2013
You know I feel for the family of the lost child so let me say this up front. My heart breaks for anyone whos lost a child. This isnt meant to be a cheap shot towards the family but I tend to have some doubt myself about the entire situation. I see that this child suffered for a while & now I see this "loving community" pull together & that's great! But where was this "loving community" when she was suffering through all of this. When her family was spending countless $$$ going to and from the hospitals taking off work & so on. Where was this "loving community" when this child was alive & could have benefited from the over $100,000+ dollars? When she could have used that money for her last wishes? For that matter, where was this "loving community" when the countless terminal or dying children & there families that came before her needed them? I tell you where, waiting for their "loving deeds" to be broadcasted! This so called "loving community" isnt so loving until the media rolls in to shine the spotlight! God forbid a family of a sick child doesnt publicize it cause there be no help for them. But let just one family call in the tv networks or use social media to publicize it & every do-gooder in this county will jump to one up the other getting help or dontations. I have no dog in this fight other than it really sickens me that a family has to "announce" to the world that the childs sick to get help! Then the help comes after the childs already in such a bad state that she cant benefit from it. More over I know the family has lots of expenses after losing a child cause taking off work bills pile up & the funeral costs but near a hundred grand? I mean he)) wheres the help for the sick kids in this county fighting right now or needing a wish or dream fulfilled? There is none cause their parents arent calling in the troops of media. The only way this "loving communtiy" gets involved is when theres a spotlight so they can shine! I dont care how much this community tries to show a good face its just that a face. I hear peeps saying that they didnt know of any other sick kids here & thats a crock. I know of three right now thats dying or suffering a terminal condition but you dont see any help out there for them. And I dont know any of them personally. I just found out about them through word of mouth or something like that. Im sure these familys struggle everyday but nobody comes to the rescue for them cause the media isnt involved. If we were really a "loving community" wed reach out to these kids & familys with help. Wed have a community center or respite hlp for them. wed reach out to them not sit back & wait for the spotlight. This isnt meant to target the familys thats lost a child & there are good hearted peeps out there that help without expecting any credit. This is only meant to make a point that most in this community is & always will be "fame hoes"
who

La Follette, TN

#10 Apr 26, 2013
I agree with you to a point. What is important is the other sick children.
Please name them so folks can start helping. There are some generally good ppl who do things anonymously but if we don't know we can't help.

And to me, the other situation is a moot point because too much has been said and ppl only have to look at the situation and decide for themselves if it's right or wrong at this time.
disgusting

Knoxville, TN

#11 Apr 26, 2013
and if you guys want to get mad at someone get mad at the people of Campbell county because they got all this started not erica Eric didn't ask for money all she ever wanted was prayers and blood and are you guys really all talking about this damn move on and worry about yourself
Exactly

La Follette, TN

#12 Apr 26, 2013
disgusting wrote:
and if you guys want to get mad at someone get mad at the people of Campbell county because they got all this started not erica Eric didn't ask for money all she ever wanted was prayers and blood and are you guys really all talking about this damn move on and worry about yourself
Correct, Katelyn's mother never asked for a dime of money from anyone. All the various fundraisers and donations were started by people who just wanted to help in some way. And, for me personally, I found out about her for the first time through Facebook. And as for other terminally ill children in this area, I do not personally know of any. I only heard about the little Rose boy after he had passed away and the big stink about his family was started. I think that the majority of people in this county are just like me. Yes, I do think that a lot of people jumped on the band wagon and attended events just for publicity, but the people that organized the fundraisers and the prom for Katelyn are to be commended. I've been involved in organizing fundraisers and other "awareness" activities and it is extremely hard work! Definitely not something someone would do just to get their picture taken! I'm just happy to see the people here getting behind a good cause for a change. Much better to see uplifting news on tv and in the paper instead of drug busts, idiots blowing themselves up with meth labs, thieves, drunks and welfare cheats. Kudos to those who are trying to help!!!! And hopefully this will lead to better things for other dying children.
so what

Candler, NC

#13 Apr 26, 2013
They Didn'T Ask For The Money Yes. But The Money Should Be Going To More Important Things Beside A Brand New Mercedes.
Exactly

La Follette, TN

#14 Apr 26, 2013
so what wrote:
They Didn'T Ask For The Money Yes. But The Money Should Be Going To More Important Things Beside A Brand New Mercedes.
Brand new Mercedes???????? Liar, liar, pants on fire!!!!!!
who

La Follette, TN

#15 Apr 26, 2013
Who got that??
so what

Candler, NC

#16 Apr 26, 2013
EricaIs Driving A New Mercedes And Sent Her Friend On Vacation.
who

La Follette, TN

#17 Apr 26, 2013
Since when??
omg

La Follette, TN

#18 Apr 26, 2013
If this is true then omg. Yes it is hers to do what she wishes now, but does she not have an ounce of humility?
agree to a point

La Follette, TN

#19 Apr 26, 2013
Exactly wrote:
<quoted text>
Correct, Katelyn's mother never asked for a dime of money from anyone. All the various fundraisers and donations were started by people who just wanted to help in some way. And, for me personally, I found out about her for the first time through Facebook. And as for other terminally ill children in this area, I do not personally know of any. I only heard about the little Rose boy after he had passed away and the big stink about his family was started. I think that the majority of people in this county are just like me. Yes, I do think that a lot of people jumped on the band wagon and attended events just for publicity, but the people that organized the fundraisers and the prom for Katelyn are to be commended. I've been involved in organizing fundraisers and other "awareness" activities and it is extremely hard work! Definitely not something someone would do just to get their picture taken! I'm just happy to see the people here getting behind a good cause for a change. Much better to see uplifting news on tv and in the paper instead of drug busts, idiots blowing themselves up with meth labs, thieves, drunks and welfare cheats. Kudos to those who are trying to help!!!! And hopefully this will lead to better things for other dying children.
I agree with just about the entirety of your post. I too am one of those that doesn't hear of these sick children. I'm sure they exist but I never hear of who they are.

As far as the media thing. Personally, if it had been me and my child I would be so grateful and touched that someone had done all of that work to bring attention to HELP...but, when it comes to the public exposure at national level, allowing news cameras INto literally the hospital scene and on more then one occasion. NO. I would have thanked my friends efforts profusely, but would have explained to them that although thankful I would have to turn down the offer to EXPLOIT my daughter's decline in health to -- and, I hate to put it this way, but...-- to 'make a buck'. Friends would have respected my stance. If they didn't then they weren't friends and they were more about getting THEIR faces on the media front. Friends like that, I have no use for let alone my terminally ill child that is WORTHY of respect for her privacy at THAT extent.

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