Breitbart – A Texas mother has been accused of trying to gain attention for herself by subjecting her eight-year-old son to 323 hospital procedures and 13 dangerous surgeries, authorities say.
Police have charged 34-year-old Dallas resident Kaylene Bowen with perpetrating what some call Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a mental condition whereby a parent subjects a child to unnecessary medical procedures so that the parent can gain people’s sympathy.
Dallas police arrested Bowen after doctors finally raised the alarm about the boy’s medical history. The child’s father said that he had been trying to get someone to listen to his worries for years, Fox News reported.
“It was always the same story: Christopher is dying,” father Ryan Crawford told The Star-Telegram. “The father doesn’t need to be around because he doesn’t know how to take care of him. Every time I went to court, they made me feel like I was the worst human ever.”
Ryan Crawford slammed the system for his son’s eight-year ordeal. “It’s horrible for my son, or any kid because obviously, my son is not the only one that has had to go through this type of torture. The system has to be exposed – all the weaknesses that are in the system – because the kids don’t deserve that,” he said. read more