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Grants Pass, OR

joshua parker

I believe that Kate's story was that she knew the original MWOP author via some online forum, so I don't believe they "knew" one another any more than any of us "knew" her (with the exception of the few people that have posted on here that happened to know/meet her in real life).  (Apr 14, 2014 | post #3876)

Grants Pass, OR

joshua parker

Curt - I am so sorry that you and your family are going through this. I pray for peace for you, your family, and all of Kate's children. I hope that Kate takes a plea & spares everyone from the pain of a trial, so that the healing can truly begin as quickly as possible for all parties. There is a new article online: http://www.oregonl ive.com/portland/i ndex.ssf/2014/04/g rants_pass_woman_a ccused_of_m.html Just wanted to share this quote from the article: "The computer crime counts allege that Parker used the personal identification of her children with the purpose to defraud or deceive. Tampering with a witness charges allege she tried to induce her older children to offer false testimony, either during a proceeding or on a document, in September and October." * I don't have any other information to offer, but just wanted to mention that it's a possibility that some of the comments that everyone attributes to Kate's children (because they "posted" them) may not have even been posted by those children? Things are not always as they seem online, as we've all learned with the events of this case. I think all of us (myself included) still struggle to reconcile what's true and what's not. I know there are times where I say to myself, "Well, they wouldn't have performed this surgery, prescribed that med, etc. if there wasn't an issue." However, I have to remember that we really don't know what the truth is. Things that Kate described may have never happened or maybe they did. There is just so much unknown about this. All I know with certainty is that the children have certainly been impacted in some way and deserve all the love and healing in the world as they move forward. :)  (Apr 4, 2014 | post #3046)

Grants Pass, OR

joshua parker

With regards to the comments from the neighbor, didn't Kate & her family move not that terribly long ago? Or am I remembering that wrong? Is it possible that her family just hadn't been there long enough for any of the neighbors to really know them? Also, per Kate's words, many of her children "looked" fine on the outside. Maybe it was just the older kids that would play outside (as someone else mentioned)? Maybe the neighbor didn't even know many kids lived in that house?  (Apr 2, 2014 | post #2908)

Grants Pass, OR

joshua parker

Per an old e-mail from Kate, The Daily Courier (a Grants Pass newspaper) also profiled them in March 2010. I haven't been able to find any trace of this online, either.  (Mar 31, 2014 | post #2565)

Grants Pass, OR

joshua parker

So, I'm replying to myself here. :) I tried finding the video several months ago and was not able to do so. I don't think it was removed because of all the recent events, etc. I am assuming that they just remove videos/stories over time & don't archive them for too long. The story would have aired @ March 21, 2010 (based on looking up past e-mails that I have), so it's been just over 4 years.  (Mar 31, 2014 | post #2563)

Grants Pass, OR

joshua parker

KOBI actually did the story. It was to promote their upcoming adoption & potentially raise additional funds for the adoption & expenses. KOBI was open to the story because it was in conjunction with World Adoption Day (*not 100% sure that's the right name, but it's something like that). I have looked for the video a few times myself and can no longer find it. I'm not sure if they pulled it down or if things automatically expire/archive over time, as it's been several years now since that story aired.  (Mar 31, 2014 | post #2559)

Grants Pass, OR

joshua parker

I know what case you're talking about. It was the "April Rose Hoax" and, amazingly, that's how I first "met" Kate. She was very outspoken about that situation and had been a follower of the blog. She had also been a MckMama follower before she became frustrated by some of the MckMama controversy and the fact that MckMama made a ton of $ off the story of her own sick child (through donations, but also very largely in part by monetizing her blog).  (Mar 9, 2014 | post #1582)

Grants Pass, OR

joshua parker

With regards to hospice, I think it's important to remember (as others have stated) that we cannot be sure of anything Kate said on this topic. Was a request for hospice ever initiated? Did he qualify? Was he refused? Did they appeal? Was he ever accepted? Truly, who knows if he even met the criteria. The primary doctor would have had to be involved in the application process & there would have to be a belief that Joshua would not survive more than 6 months. Patients may live longer and hospice can be renewed or discontinued, but if we are to believe Kate, Joshua should have qualified for hospice.  (Mar 9, 2014 | post #1581)