For Conner and Trae (Burn Victims)

$16,175 of $50k goal

Raised by 389 people in 16 months
Jerry Broadway  BROKEN ARROW, OK
The original photo used for this campaign was pulled by Gofundme because it was deemed too graphic. That should give you an idea of the seriousness of the burns.  This photo was taken of the boys just before being airlifted to Texas. The photo you see here  Conner, a 7 year old boy who, along with his 5 year old brother, Trey, were taken on a field trip while at daycare to a splash pad. It was a sunny day in Oklahoma, and the state was under a heat warning, as the heat index approached 110 degrees. The day care workers in charge of the boys put not one drop of sunscreen on the boys during the hours they were outside with no shirts on. Conner suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns, while Trey suffered 2nd degree burns. The boys were airlifted from Tulsa to the Shriner's Hospital in Galveston, Texas, where they are now receiving treatment. Their mother, Shaunna, recently started a new job, and will now have to take an exorbitant amount of time off to take care her of her boys while they heal, while also looking after their baby brother. This account is being set up to offer her financial relief. No child should have to endure this pain, especially due to the negligence of their caretakers. No Mother should have to watch her children suffer so much. We want to make sure that her entire focus is on her boys. We don't want her to be burdened financially while she deals with this horror. Please help in whatever way you can.   For clarity purposes,  Conner and Trae are my cousins.  I set this fund up with their Grandfather, Wayne Broadway ( my first cousin).   At the  end of the campaign, Wayne will present the funds to Shaunna and her sons.
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Update 3
Posted by Jerry Broadway
16 months ago
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Thanks to each and every one of you that donated amounts large and small to help this family. The boys have returned home from Shriner's Hospital, and the healing process has begun. God bless you, and thanks again for your help!
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Update 2
Posted by Jerry Broadway
16 months ago
For those who want to send get well cards to Conner and Trae, the address is Wayne Broadway P.O. Box 691 Langley, OK 74350. Please keep sharing this page everywhere!
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Update 1
Posted by Jerry Broadway
16 months ago
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please share this on all your social media. The story itself has gone nationwide. Let's make this campaign do the same!
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Linda Antholz Kirkland
16 months ago

I am astounded at Shelley's comments. How uncaring can 1 person be. It IS the responsibility of the day care center to keep all the children safe. Even if the boys were told to put their shirts on, it is up to the daycare employees to make sure they do it. The daycare is totally liable & responsible for children in their care. If the employees were too 'busy' playing on their cell phones or what ever the case may be, it does not negate their responsibility. Apparently the workers were not overly intelligent. One more thing, how is the mother suppose to afford to be off of work without the 'gofundme' money? She is going to miss a LOT of work to care for her children and could face loosing her new job. I'm praying for these boys and their family.

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Jerry Broadway
16 months ago

Hey, everybody. It's your friendly neighborhood administrator. I'm asking another favor of you. Let's all stop focusing on the comments of a few internet trolls who don't have all the facts. They're entitled to their opinion, same as everybody else. Maybe if they knew that the daycare told the boys' Mom that she didn't need to provide sunscreen, they would change their minds. Maybe if they knew that the workers at the daycare were making fun of the boys because they were crying at the end of the day they would see things differently. Maybe if they knew that the kids were kept outside for a majority of the day instead of a couple of hours, they would get it. Maybe if they would read the whole story instead of bits and pieces.....but I digress. Let's make this about what it's supposed to be about, and that's Conner and Trae. Let's focus on the good work being done for them and the good work still to come in their healing process. Let's set them up so their Mom can focus purely on helping them recover. As for the trolls, your comments will soon be deleted. You are entitled to your opinion, but I'm not required to share it. I would appreciate it if you are going to try and slander the name of this single Mom who is doing the best she can to make a life for her family, that you at least have the decency to offer some sort of thought or prayer that these boys will reach the end of their suffering soon. If you can't do that, stick your hand in a pot of boiling water until you have 3rd degree burns. Maybe then you'll at least have some understanding of what they are going through.

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Renee Freese Rivera
16 months ago

Shame on you Shelley! For one, you don't know if she applied sunscreen to her kids. Sunscreen doesn't last all day, but must be continually reapplied based on dog and activity level. The daycare admitted to "running out" of sunscreen. They have also been cited repeatedly in the past for multiple other violations. Wearing a shirt would provide minimal additional protection from the sun, unless the shirt is an spf rated shirt for swimming. These are children who are in pain and in a hospital because a responsible adult neglected their job, not because they are brats who don't follow directions. As an aside, I hope the recovery is a swift one and that the daycare is held responsible.

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Deanna McGee Fischer
16 months ago

Is there an address where we can send Get Well cards to the boys?

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Tracey Hall Marler
16 months ago

Reported sweet Shelley to her employer. Commended them on their top notch employee

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Amy Lynch
16 months ago

My heart goes out for your boys! My family is praying for them and my 3 boys would like to send them some get well cards if possible. As far as the really ignorant comments, ignore them. They either dont have children or just no heart. Shelly- I will pray for you also. Your choice of words have said a lot about your character. A hardened heart is vial. Only fools speak that way. Three things I teach my children to think about before they open their mouths. ....maybe you can learn something from it 1. Is it kind? 2. Is it true? 3. Is it necessary? Does it build one up or tear them down? I think you get the point. God bless them lil boys!

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Debra Ann Pawloski-Price
16 months ago

Karma is a _ Ms. Shelley Williamson! This is a legitimate go fund me situation. These are 2 babies that are hurt. If someone wants to help their Mother out then leave your nasty comments to yourself. You are just trolling around to get attention to yourself. I'll pray for your soul. God bless these boys and their families!

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Mellisa Johnson
16 months ago
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the daycare has been cited by the Department of Human Services 19 times in the past year. Just wondering Shelly, did you see that part in the original story? There is no excuse for this to happen, and the fact that the daycare manager has "no comment" also shines a negative light on them.

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Eva Ramos
16 months ago
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A person who knows Christ would not have chosen the words of expression that Shelley used... There is no room for ignorance during this time. Prayers to this family.

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Ciera Nitkowski
16 months ago
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Shelly everyone is entitled to an opinion but I'm assuming you don't have children. If you do have children... I'm guessing your a perfect mom with well behaved little angels huh? Right. First off, regardless of whether or not the mother remembered to pack sunscreen the dayCARE is responsible for just that... CARING for these two boys which includes applying sunscreen to them while out in the SUN. Also, they are LITTLE BOYS the fact that they actually used the excuse that "they told them to put a shirt on" is absolutely pathetic. I tell my five year old not to play in the street but that doesn't mean I'm just going to open the front door and let him take off with no regard. Kids are kids and as an ADULT it is our responsibility to look out for them and insure their safety and well being. Yes, there is a GoFund me page for this and a lot of other things because thankfully the general population doesn't necessarily share your opinion which is why sites like these actually work and come through for mothers like this giving her the opportunity to be by here kids side and comfort them because an adult that was responsible for caring for them and insuring their safety let them down!

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Coriz Angie
16 months ago
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Shelley how about you keep your comments to yourself , if those were your kids you wouldn't be acting lounge such a b**** . Obviously if your padding a daycare and they know they are taking kids to a water park they should have sunscreen . And kids will be kids if they didn't have there shirts on it is the responsabilty of the provider to take care of them . Good bless these boys , praying for a fast recovery.

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Carrie Gee
16 months ago
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Shelly the daycare my kids went to supplied the sunscreen so maybe she thought they would also. Quit being a Bitch and have some compassion

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Amanda Bloch
16 months ago
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Shelley why are you so bitter these children are suffering because stupid people were to busy probably playing on their phones or playing grab ass with each other instead of doing there JOB and if they ran out none of them could put 10 bucks to buy some more ... How would you like it if someone talked shit about your children if they were suffering I sincerely hope no kid has to suffer that way .. I pray these boys will recover quickly ..

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Susan Rodgers
16 months ago
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Shelley , How about they are FIVE and SEVEN years old. Five and Seven year olds dont want to go to school and they dont want to eat their vegetables and they dont want to do a lot of things.....and we as CARETAKERS have to watch out for their wellbeing. So as their CARETAKERS, these child care workers have the moral and ethical, as well as the LEGAL responsibility to avoid THIRD degree burns. I mean it is the same as pouring lighter fluid on them and setting them on fire. It is neglectful and cruel. How dare you blame it on a child incapable of understanding that the sun can do this kind of harm. Are you a sociopath? What a terrible excuse for a human being. As for the mother, well even if she forgot the sunscreen, should that mean that the caretakers are okay to drag the children for hours on end through the waterpark and watch the blisters grow and form and then make fun of the children while they suffer. How heartless and reckless. These children will scar just as if they had been lit on fire and you have the audacity to blame them. What a terrible person you are. You should be ashamed of yourself.

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Jerry Broadway
16 months ago
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If you want to send cards or letters of support to Conner and Trey, send them to P.O. Box 691 Langley, OK 74350. Thanks so much, and God bless each and every one of you. Even the bitter old lady with the chip on her shoulder!

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Michelle Cappai
16 months ago
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Even if they had their shirts on the can still get burned. Neck, ears, arms, and legs. Especially be so fair skinned. It isn't rocket science for the daycare. If they did not send a note home that says we need sunscreen for your child then, I as a mother to three boys, would be under the assumption the daycare would have the proper things to care for my child! Period. You, Shelley, are a hateful cruel person whom should be ashamed of your comments and actions. However, you are probably a rude hateful stuck up person in general. So, there is no cure to fix stupid! See what I did there? Completely insulted you without knowing you. Shoulda, woulda, coulda...at this point the boys are in pain. She is in another state missing work, she will need the financial help. If you don't want to donate, don't. But take your hate mongering, uncaring, judgmental ignorant self on down the road! Calling 5&7 year olds brats! God bless you lady, you need all the prayers you can get! Stay strong Shauna, my sister was burned, it is the most excruciating pain to go through. I'm praying for you and the boys for fast healing.

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Ashley Bennett
16 months ago
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Prayers for this family no child should have to deal with such pain... and @ shelly 1st they are 7 and 5 and from what was reported there were 19 children and 2 workers. How the hell are they supposed to keep up with that many kids.. 2nd this day care has had dhs on there case since may and had 19 complains since September 2014 sooo before you go blaming the parents why dont you get your facts straight. . You rude lady.. .

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MattnAmanda Sweet
16 months ago
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Praying so hard!!!! So sorry to hear this!! Will specifically pray for God to completely heal them with little or no pain and to be with their mother as only He can!!!

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Antonio El Perro
16 months ago
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Shelley is what is wrong with America....She is the kind of person who instead of being caring looks for the first logical excuse to make herself feel good she is a pathetic person...

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Lori Bush
16 months ago
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Omg Shelly you are awful. If you dont like whatnis posted stay off. This family is suffering especially those boys. Just because there are kind people out there that want to help if you dont stay away. Remember pay back is a b....! You should watch what you say.

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$16,175 of $50k goal

Raised by 389 people in 16 months
Created July 27, 2015
CG
$25
casey green
14 months ago

my heart breaks for these children. wishing you two a speedy recovery and happy, healthy lives.

KY
$50
Kathryn Young
14 months ago

God bless you boys!!!

$16
Anonymous
15 months ago
MF
$10
melissa fox
15 months ago
$20
Anonymous
15 months ago
CG
$20
Christine Griffith
15 months ago
AM
$20
Amanda Miracle
16 months ago

We are praying for all of you! Conner and Trey, we hope you feel better soon.

$100
Anonymous
16 months ago
RP
$25
Roger Peterson
16 months ago

For the boys

$10
Anonymous
16 months ago
Linda Antholz Kirkland
16 months ago

I am astounded at Shelley's comments. How uncaring can 1 person be. It IS the responsibility of the day care center to keep all the children safe. Even if the boys were told to put their shirts on, it is up to the daycare employees to make sure they do it. The daycare is totally liable & responsible for children in their care. If the employees were too 'busy' playing on their cell phones or what ever the case may be, it does not negate their responsibility. Apparently the workers were not overly intelligent. One more thing, how is the mother suppose to afford to be off of work without the 'gofundme' money? She is going to miss a LOT of work to care for her children and could face loosing her new job. I'm praying for these boys and their family.

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Jerry Broadway
16 months ago

Hey, everybody. It's your friendly neighborhood administrator. I'm asking another favor of you. Let's all stop focusing on the comments of a few internet trolls who don't have all the facts. They're entitled to their opinion, same as everybody else. Maybe if they knew that the daycare told the boys' Mom that she didn't need to provide sunscreen, they would change their minds. Maybe if they knew that the workers at the daycare were making fun of the boys because they were crying at the end of the day they would see things differently. Maybe if they knew that the kids were kept outside for a majority of the day instead of a couple of hours, they would get it. Maybe if they would read the whole story instead of bits and pieces.....but I digress. Let's make this about what it's supposed to be about, and that's Conner and Trae. Let's focus on the good work being done for them and the good work still to come in their healing process. Let's set them up so their Mom can focus purely on helping them recover. As for the trolls, your comments will soon be deleted. You are entitled to your opinion, but I'm not required to share it. I would appreciate it if you are going to try and slander the name of this single Mom who is doing the best she can to make a life for her family, that you at least have the decency to offer some sort of thought or prayer that these boys will reach the end of their suffering soon. If you can't do that, stick your hand in a pot of boiling water until you have 3rd degree burns. Maybe then you'll at least have some understanding of what they are going through.

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Renee Freese Rivera
16 months ago

Shame on you Shelley! For one, you don't know if she applied sunscreen to her kids. Sunscreen doesn't last all day, but must be continually reapplied based on dog and activity level. The daycare admitted to "running out" of sunscreen. They have also been cited repeatedly in the past for multiple other violations. Wearing a shirt would provide minimal additional protection from the sun, unless the shirt is an spf rated shirt for swimming. These are children who are in pain and in a hospital because a responsible adult neglected their job, not because they are brats who don't follow directions. As an aside, I hope the recovery is a swift one and that the daycare is held responsible.

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Deanna McGee Fischer
16 months ago

Is there an address where we can send Get Well cards to the boys?

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Tracey Hall Marler
16 months ago

Reported sweet Shelley to her employer. Commended them on their top notch employee

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Amy Lynch
16 months ago

My heart goes out for your boys! My family is praying for them and my 3 boys would like to send them some get well cards if possible. As far as the really ignorant comments, ignore them. They either dont have children or just no heart. Shelly- I will pray for you also. Your choice of words have said a lot about your character. A hardened heart is vial. Only fools speak that way. Three things I teach my children to think about before they open their mouths. ....maybe you can learn something from it 1. Is it kind? 2. Is it true? 3. Is it necessary? Does it build one up or tear them down? I think you get the point. God bless them lil boys!

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Debra Ann Pawloski-Price
16 months ago

Karma is a _ Ms. Shelley Williamson! This is a legitimate go fund me situation. These are 2 babies that are hurt. If someone wants to help their Mother out then leave your nasty comments to yourself. You are just trolling around to get attention to yourself. I'll pray for your soul. God bless these boys and their families!

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Mellisa Johnson
16 months ago
7
7

the daycare has been cited by the Department of Human Services 19 times in the past year. Just wondering Shelly, did you see that part in the original story? There is no excuse for this to happen, and the fact that the daycare manager has "no comment" also shines a negative light on them.

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Eva Ramos
16 months ago
6
6

A person who knows Christ would not have chosen the words of expression that Shelley used... There is no room for ignorance during this time. Prayers to this family.

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Ciera Nitkowski
16 months ago
6
6

Shelly everyone is entitled to an opinion but I'm assuming you don't have children. If you do have children... I'm guessing your a perfect mom with well behaved little angels huh? Right. First off, regardless of whether or not the mother remembered to pack sunscreen the dayCARE is responsible for just that... CARING for these two boys which includes applying sunscreen to them while out in the SUN. Also, they are LITTLE BOYS the fact that they actually used the excuse that "they told them to put a shirt on" is absolutely pathetic. I tell my five year old not to play in the street but that doesn't mean I'm just going to open the front door and let him take off with no regard. Kids are kids and as an ADULT it is our responsibility to look out for them and insure their safety and well being. Yes, there is a GoFund me page for this and a lot of other things because thankfully the general population doesn't necessarily share your opinion which is why sites like these actually work and come through for mothers like this giving her the opportunity to be by here kids side and comfort them because an adult that was responsible for caring for them and insuring their safety let them down!

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Coriz Angie
16 months ago
6
6

Shelley how about you keep your comments to yourself , if those were your kids you wouldn't be acting lounge such a b**** . Obviously if your padding a daycare and they know they are taking kids to a water park they should have sunscreen . And kids will be kids if they didn't have there shirts on it is the responsabilty of the provider to take care of them . Good bless these boys , praying for a fast recovery.

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Carrie Gee
16 months ago
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5

Shelly the daycare my kids went to supplied the sunscreen so maybe she thought they would also. Quit being a Bitch and have some compassion

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Amanda Bloch
16 months ago
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4

Shelley why are you so bitter these children are suffering because stupid people were to busy probably playing on their phones or playing grab ass with each other instead of doing there JOB and if they ran out none of them could put 10 bucks to buy some more ... How would you like it if someone talked shit about your children if they were suffering I sincerely hope no kid has to suffer that way .. I pray these boys will recover quickly ..

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Susan Rodgers
16 months ago
4
4

Shelley , How about they are FIVE and SEVEN years old. Five and Seven year olds dont want to go to school and they dont want to eat their vegetables and they dont want to do a lot of things.....and we as CARETAKERS have to watch out for their wellbeing. So as their CARETAKERS, these child care workers have the moral and ethical, as well as the LEGAL responsibility to avoid THIRD degree burns. I mean it is the same as pouring lighter fluid on them and setting them on fire. It is neglectful and cruel. How dare you blame it on a child incapable of understanding that the sun can do this kind of harm. Are you a sociopath? What a terrible excuse for a human being. As for the mother, well even if she forgot the sunscreen, should that mean that the caretakers are okay to drag the children for hours on end through the waterpark and watch the blisters grow and form and then make fun of the children while they suffer. How heartless and reckless. These children will scar just as if they had been lit on fire and you have the audacity to blame them. What a terrible person you are. You should be ashamed of yourself.

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Jerry Broadway
16 months ago
4
4

If you want to send cards or letters of support to Conner and Trey, send them to P.O. Box 691 Langley, OK 74350. Thanks so much, and God bless each and every one of you. Even the bitter old lady with the chip on her shoulder!

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Michelle Cappai
16 months ago
4
4

Even if they had their shirts on the can still get burned. Neck, ears, arms, and legs. Especially be so fair skinned. It isn't rocket science for the daycare. If they did not send a note home that says we need sunscreen for your child then, I as a mother to three boys, would be under the assumption the daycare would have the proper things to care for my child! Period. You, Shelley, are a hateful cruel person whom should be ashamed of your comments and actions. However, you are probably a rude hateful stuck up person in general. So, there is no cure to fix stupid! See what I did there? Completely insulted you without knowing you. Shoulda, woulda, coulda...at this point the boys are in pain. She is in another state missing work, she will need the financial help. If you don't want to donate, don't. But take your hate mongering, uncaring, judgmental ignorant self on down the road! Calling 5&7 year olds brats! God bless you lady, you need all the prayers you can get! Stay strong Shauna, my sister was burned, it is the most excruciating pain to go through. I'm praying for you and the boys for fast healing.

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Ashley Bennett
16 months ago
4
4

Prayers for this family no child should have to deal with such pain... and @ shelly 1st they are 7 and 5 and from what was reported there were 19 children and 2 workers. How the hell are they supposed to keep up with that many kids.. 2nd this day care has had dhs on there case since may and had 19 complains since September 2014 sooo before you go blaming the parents why dont you get your facts straight. . You rude lady.. .

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MattnAmanda Sweet
16 months ago
4
4

Praying so hard!!!! So sorry to hear this!! Will specifically pray for God to completely heal them with little or no pain and to be with their mother as only He can!!!

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Antonio El Perro
16 months ago
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3

Shelley is what is wrong with America....She is the kind of person who instead of being caring looks for the first logical excuse to make herself feel good she is a pathetic person...

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Lori Bush
16 months ago
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3

Omg Shelly you are awful. If you dont like whatnis posted stay off. This family is suffering especially those boys. Just because there are kind people out there that want to help if you dont stay away. Remember pay back is a b....! You should watch what you say.

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