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Grundy, VA

Looking for former MMS students

I am a 1970 MMS graduate. I was there for 10 yrs.  (Dec 20, 2011 | post #4)

Grundy, VA

Mountain Mission Expansion Complete

People who study this say that only about 10% of victims ever speak up. He had eight reports to the Medical Board of VA (five of which were former MMS students). Do the math and you will see that there are lots of victims. Too bad the victims were not protected by the community especially given the fact that it seemed that everyone in the community knew of the doctor's behavior at the time it was going on.  (Aug 11, 2011 | post #35)

Grundy, VA

Dr. McDonald's Property

I know exactly what you mean in regards to playing with you and talking about how you were growing. He was fascinated with watching young boys grow into puberty. What a sick SOB he was and I hope he is still burning!!!  (Aug 11, 2011 | post #16)

Grundy, VA

Dr. McDonald's Property

And just who are you to tell me what to do?  (Aug 5, 2011 | post #13)

Grundy, VA

Dr. McDonald's Property

Correction. I graduated in 1970 from MMS and I can name more that a half dozen boys from there that were molested by Dr. McDonald. In addition, eight former patients reported him to the Medical Board of VA. Five of the eight were from MMS. It is estimated by the experts in the field that only 10% or less of childhood sexual victims ever come forward. Do the math.  (Aug 4, 2011 | post #5)

Grundy, VA

Dr. McDonald's Property

I graduated in 1970 from MMS and I can name more that a half dozen boys from there that were molested by Dr. McDonald. In addition, eight former patients reported him to the Medical Board of VA. Five of the eight were from MMS. It is estimated by the experts in the field that only 10% of less of childhood sexual victims ever come forward. Do the math.  (Aug 4, 2011 | post #4)

Grundy, VA

Dr. McDonald's Property

Yes, I wonder the same. I wonder if the property went to the family, to the bank, or back to Mountain Mission School. I am sure he got a good deal on the property when he decided to build a house so close to MMS where he had easy access to all the children that he molested there for the "free medical services" to MMS. I for one would like to know the history of that property. What a sickening turn of events surrounding MMS, Dr. McDonald and the legal and medical community in Grundy, VA that allowed him to practice as a pediatrician and molest children from the 1950s into the 1990s.  (Aug 4, 2011 | post #2)

Grundy, VA

Mountain Mission Expansion Complete

Well at least the owners of the school should be burned for knowingly allowing Dr. McDonald to continue to sexually molest the children of MMS for a period of thirty (30) years. I received a letter from one of the former teachers which states and I quote "I really regret that more was not done in regard the the situation with Dr. McDonald. Of all the things I encountered at MMS this was the most discouraging. I felt it should have been dealt with by Mr. Sublett and/or Mr. Swiney but they see to ignore it when it was reported to them". This is from a former teacher that worked and taught at the school for approximately 25 yrs. And by the way did confront Dr. McDonald about the abuse which I have to believe was because the owners of the school would not. I would like to know who your father is so that we could possible compare notes. I am garyslow@aol.com if you or he would like to contact me.  (Jul 28, 2011 | post #32)

Grundy, VA

Mountain Mission School Class of 85

I graduated in 1970 and then from Milligan College in 1974. If you have read any of my other postings in the Grund forum you know that MMS was not a good experience for me. I still cant believe those sobs let Dr. McDonald molest MMS children for a period of about 30 yrs.  (Jul 26, 2011 | post #5)

Grundy, VA

Mountain Mission Expansion Complete

A safe environment? The owners of the school knowingly allowed a child predator (Dr. McDonald) to molest the children at MMS for approximately 30 yrs. I would not think of that as being very safe.  (Jul 24, 2011 | post #30)

Grundy, VA

"Leaves of Memory" history book about Mountain Mission Sc...

Quiet the contrary. For thirty years the onwners of the school knowingly allowed a child predator (Dr. McDonald) to victimize the very children for which they were collecting millions of dollars to allegedly provide a safe Christian environment. I graduated from the school in 1970 and for the last few years have been trying to get an investigative journalist to look into the history of MMS, its former students, Dr. McDonald and his history with the school and the former students. Eight of his former patients (five of which were former students from MMS) reported him to the Medical Board of Virginia. It is estimated that at the most only 10% of the victims of child sexual abuse ever come forward. What does that say about the potential number of victims? How could the medical, legal, and religious (including the owners of MMS) leaders knowingly allow him to victimize so many children?  (Jul 23, 2011 | post #3)

Grundy, VA

Mountain Mission School offers hope in the mountains

Yeah, no school is perfect and the owners of that school are far from perfect. I graduated from MMS in 1970 and I am still trying to understand how the owners could knowingly allow a child sexual predator (Dr. McDonald) to victimize the children for a period of 30 yrs. They have denied that he did these things but of the eight reports to the Medical Board of Virginia five were from former MMS students. Estimates by the experts that study the field of childhood sexual abuse say that at the most only 10% of the victims ever come forward. What does that say about the potential number of victims from MMS let alone in the community at large. I have been trying to get an investigative journalist to look into the history of MMS, Dr. McDonald, their relationship, and the fact that the owners of MMS knew of the abuse by the doctor and did nothing to protect the children while receiving millions of dollars to provide a healthy environment for the children under their care.  (Jul 23, 2011 | post #6)

Grundy, VA

Historical Facts about Grundy

You are correct. I found a different and more appropriate thread for what I am trying to do, which is to shed light on the injustice caused by the negligence of the legal, medical, and religious (including the owners of MMS) leaders of Buchanan County and Grundy, VA. Dr. McDonald should never have gotten away with five decades of child sexual abuse and the folks at MMS failed to protect the children at MMS for whom they have received millions of dollars to care for. Sorry to bother you at this thread.  (Jul 22, 2011 | post #30)

Grundy, VA

Mountain Mission Expansion Complete

I gradutated from MMS in 1970 and there are a lot of good people that work for the school as teachers. However, why the owners of the school did nothing to stop the childhood sexual abuse of the children for a period of approximatel 30 yrs is beyond me. The owners were told of the abuse by Dr. McDonald many times but to keep the money rolling in they kept it a secret and in fact have tried to state that the abuse did not happen. Dr. McDonald was reported to the Medical Board of VA by eight different former patients (five of whom were former MMS students). I have tried to get an investigative journalist to look into the past history of MMS, former students of MMS, and Dr. McDonald but so far to no avail. If the truth were to come out the owners of MMS would be seen just as guilty as Dr. McDonald in regards to the abuse of the disenfrachised children that they were suppose to be protecting.  (Jul 22, 2011 | post #26)

Grundy, VA

Historical Facts about Grundy

Yes, this BS again. Unfortunately, people's lives have been adversely impacted by his actions and they are still looking for some justice since the community, legal, and religious(includin g the owners of Mountain Missions School)leaders in Grundy would not do the right thing while this sick man took advantage of children from the 1950s to the 1990s. It seems that everyone knew of the abuse but no one would stand up for the kids. If you want to how so much damage is done to the little children that he supposedly cared for then read the book "Justice Denied" by Marci A. Hamilton.  (Jul 19, 2011 | post #25)