6/13/07

Little Boy Lost - John Vincent


This little guy has a sad story. He was left abandonded under a shade tree in the parking lot of our local hospital.....Christiana Hospital. Luckily, a nurse walking into the hospital heard him crying and picked him up. She carried him into the marternity ward. Taking her time and scanning the waiting room/lobby for a sign that someone was looking for him.
This story has been the talk of our state. And I'm not sure if it has made national news or not. But I felt that I had to post his story.
Next to his picture is a note that was allegedly placed inside his diaper bag. It's hard to make out, so I'll retype what it says:

"Please help my baby John Vincent I can no longer take care of him. Lost job, lost medical. God have mercy on me"

There is so much to say in regards to this story.
Obviously, I feel for this sweet boy.
I also feel for the mother (or father) who felt so desperate, who felt that this was the absolute best that they could do for him.

Let me start off by saying that he was found well-fed, properly bathed, and in excellent health. It was quite obvious from observations by doctors at the hospital that he has been well cared for.
I'm posting a link to the articles regarding little John Vincent.
All I'm asking you to do is read the story and take a look at his picture.
Because no one in our state has come forward with any information.
Maybe someone out there has seen him before.

13 ripples in the pond:

thailandchani said...

I could rant about this. Truly.

Suffice it to say that it's extremely unfortunate when social services have degraded to the point where people have to give up their children like walking away from a house in foreclosure.

Something is wrong with that.


Peace,

~Chani

Tabba said...

I'm with you, Chani....I could rant about this until my eyeballs bug out. And maybe I will. But for right now, I just wanted to share this.
Thanks for reading, Chani.
And for the heart you have.

liv said...

Beyond the ranting, I just thank God that he is all right and will have a chance to be raised with a family who will have the resources to take care of them. Sometimes I think there's not much in the looking back---and sometimes things are slow to change. The future (for a lot of us) is all we have.

jen said...

oh poor baby. and the poor mama, who felt she had no other options.

this is heartbreaking.

Tabba said...

Jen, I know.....that poor Momma...to get to that point.

carrie said...

I think you just ripped my heart out and slapped it on the ground with that story.

Hope there is some information out there and the mother can receive the help she so desperately needs (I am not one to judge whether she should have her child back or not - but she is obviously hurting). I cannot imagine being in her shoes.

Carrie

KC said...

So heartbreaking. How much love is in that woman, this boy. To have no options left. Is this what I would do?

Tabba said...

Carrie - I know....beyond sad. For him. For mom. You want both to be OK.

KC - I've been chewing on the very same thoughts. The very same questions...

BTW - I could rant about this in a social/govt'l way.....systems failing. People failing people.

Her Grace said...

I think what hurts me the most is the last line, "God have mercy on me."

Poor baby.

Poor mama.

I hope that someday, somehow, they find each other again.

New here, love your blog!

Pippajo said...

You know, anytime I see a news story that takes place in Delaware I find myself wondering, "I wonder if that's near Tabba?"

This story is indeed heartbreaking. But I take heart in the fact that the child was well-cared for and, though abandoned, was left in a place where the parent clearly thought he would be taken care of.

What kind of desperation led to this? And has the mother/father seen his/her child on the news? Does he/she wonder where and how their little boy is?

At least he was left alive and given a chance. So many who come to the end of their ropes and don't see any way out just take the lives of their children and then their own. Thankfully, the parent had more sense.

How can it be that no one has recognized him? He must not be from around here, or there is no family, hence the reason he was left with strangers.

Joker The Lurcher said...

i can't think of anything to say about this. it just hurts.

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Joker The Lurcher said...

and this:

http://mafaldas-daughter.blogspot.com/2006_12_01_archive.html