8-Year-Old Taken From Mom for Being Severely Obese

Recently, I read a news story about an obese third grader from Cleveland that just blew my mind and struck a chord. The child weighed more than 200 pounds and had serious medical issues. Officials claimed that the mother in question didn't do enough to help the boy, who suffered from many weight-related issues, such as breathing problems and sleep apnea. The mother, who was not identified, was quoted by the Cleveland Plain Dealer as saying, “They are trying to make it seem like I am unfit, like I don’t love my child...It’s a lifestyle change and they are trying to make it seem like I am not … [Read more...]