Pray for Katie

Katie is 13 years old and was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease, a lymphatic cancer. This site is a request to pray for her. Call her prayer pager 1-361-333-KATY (5289), enter your ZipCode and # key, to let her know you have prayed for her. Updates of her progress will be posted on the site. The Power of Prayer is Awesome.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

CPS CAME TO GET KATIE

Child Protective Services (CPS) showed up a my door late this afternoon with an ORDER FOR PROTECTION OF A CHILD IN AN EMERGENCY AND NOTICE OF HEARING. They had orders to remove Katie and I told them she was not here. I told them I needed to have it explained to me by my attorney which I could not reach by phone even though I had his cell phone number for an emergency. I told them they needed a search warrant and they said the court order was enough. They wouldn't wait any longer and forced their way into my house and completely searched it and meanwhile CPS took pictures of everything. Katie wasn't here as I told them.

What this means is the CPS department is named temporary sole managing conservator of Katie and once they get her they will do the radiation treatments on her without her consent and without her parents consent and all this without a court hearing to determine if any of the allegations are true, which they are not, and if any of the statements by the doctors are true.

This is not medical neglect and she is not at risk of dying or injury without this treatment. I had arranged for a third opinion today with a Dr. Voorhees and her Dr. Alter knew this and ignored and did not arrange the referal as the nurse Laura Wendland said they would. I have actively sought the best treatment for Katie. We believe the radiation may not be necessary at this time. She is at risk for injury from the radiation treatments that far exceed their benefit. Reseach has shown the five year survival rate for Chemo alone to be superior to Chemo + Radiation. Believe, me I have spent much time reseaching this before reaching this conclusion.

Why are the doctors doing this, Katie appears to be part of a study where they allocate kids randomly to one treatment, say standard Chemo + Radiation, and Chemo only in the other treatment. Parents are not informed of this. They are doing research on our kids. Collecting research money from the drug companies I guess. Dr. Alter said before " I don't need your permission to do it." This is wrong. Parents (should) have a right to choose the best medical treatment for their child. Apparently not in Texas. The State (CPS) is trying to do it for my child. This is not a case of medical neglect where I have not sought treatment or refused to allow my child to be treated. She went through 4 chemo treatments and we had to watch her suffer through that ordeal and were by her side all the way, the doctor and nurses weren't there for her. Call the Hospital, demand a full investigation, go public, get tv and radio stations to pick up the story and interview the parents. We may be in jail by then, so hurry.

There is a full adversary hearing on June 15, 2005 at 10:00 AM in the County Court at Law #5 of Nueces County, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Please attend and support Katie, we need to pack the court room, I need character witnesses so I don't lose all my kids permanantly from these trumped up charges.

Yes, they took all my kids. Jonathan and Joshua and James. That again wasn't indicated by the facts, but a ploy by CPS to force us to give them Katie I suppose. Katie wasn't here, thank God, and I don't know where she is, cause if they get ahold of her they will force these treatments on her and she doesn't even want them.

We must stop this brutality and the overstepping of CPS powers and forcing kids to get treatments without their parents approval. Dr. Alter is largely at fault here because of the trumped up charges saying that she would die without this treatment. That is not true and he can't prove it. Dr. Alter can be reached at Driscoll Childrens Hospital at 361-694-5311. Call him and tell him you don't like what he did and God will punish him for it. He doesn't believe in the power of God and prayer. We urgently need a doctor that will take Katie's side.

While you are calling Drisoll Childrens Hospital call the President Rick Merrill at 361-694-5021 and voice your disapproval of Dr. Alter's treatment of Katie and involving CPS with this fine christian family. There motto is "Hope and Healing for 50 years" Katie's hope and healing is in jeopardy. She is healing just fine on her own with God's help.

Call the attorney below and complain.


The Assistant County Attorney filing this case is :
Thomas N. Stuckey
Assistant County Attorney
901 Leopard, Room 207
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
phone 361-888-0391
fax 361-888-0577

The judge is Lewis, no phone yet and maybe we shouldn't piss him off too much but some good character witnesses would help my case.

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
P.O. Box 7769
Corpus Christi, Texas 78467-7769
Phone 361-854-2011
Fax 361-878-7496
Hotline 1-800- 252-5400

Complain about Ben Campbell, CPS Specialist and Kim Garcia, Investigator, to the Chief Supervisor at Texas Dept of Family and Protective Services (CPS)

Kim Garcia lists her number as 361-878-7503 call and tell her she made a big mistake.

Someone call TV Channel 3 and 6 in Corpus Christi and tell them to investigate the story. Send them to this web address first.

Call the Governor of Texas and ask him to intervene and tell him that CPS has overstepped its authority and this is a trumped up case. Rick Perry, Office of the Governor, P.O. Box 12428, Austin, Texas 78711, Phone: (512) 463-2000, Fax: (512) 463-1849

Call the Attorney General of Texas and tell him the same thing and ask him to investigate the case and to contact me for my side. Attorney General of TexasOffice of the Attorney GeneralCapitol StationPost Office Box 12548Austin, TX 78711-2548 phone: 512-463-2191

Call the Child Protective Services Complaint Hotline: 877-787-8999

I need legal help. I have an attorney he didn't protect me from this. I don't want to lose the battle in court, this is more than about just Katie, its about all our kids, mine, and yours. And about our rights to choose the medical care for our children.

CALLS ARE QUICKEST AND BEST AS WE DON'T HAVE MUCH TIME UNTIL THEY FIND KATIE. And then it will be too late. We are hoping we can cause enough stink to get a proper hearing and to prevent treatment until we have had our day in court. We want all of our children back.

Don't forget the hearing on June 15 th above. I need as many of you there to testify for me and my family. Without you we will lose! Pray for Katie and the Judge to make a proper decision.

Also try:

Texas State SenatorsSENATE DISTRICT 20 -
SENATOR JUAN "CHUY" HINOJOSA Capitol Office: CAP 3S.3 Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0120 Capitol Address: P.O. Box 12068 Austin, Texas 78711 District Address: 612 Nolana, Suite 410 B McAllen, TX 78504 District Phone: (956) 972-1841
State District Offices
SENATE DISTRICT 21 - SENATOR JUDITH ZAFFIRINI Capitol Office: CAP 1E.12 Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0121 Capitol Address: P.O. Box 12068 Austin, Texas 78711 District Address: P.O. Box 627 Laredo, TX 78042 District Phone: (956) 722-2293 State District Offices

Texas State RepresentativesHOUSE DISTRICT 32 -
REPRESENTATIVE GENE SEAMAN Capitol Office: EXT E2.406 Capitol Address: P.O. Box 2910 Austin, TX 78768 Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0672 District Address: 2222 Airline, Suite A9 Corpus Christi, TX 78414 District Phone: (361) 994-1996
HOUSE DISTRICT 34 - REPRESENTATIVE ABEL HERRERO Capitol Office: EXT E2.816 Capitol Address: P.O. Box 2910 Austin, TX 78768 Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0462 District Address: 606 N. Carancahua, Suite 103A Corpus Christi, TX 78746 District Phone: (361) 882-2277