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Spent last night in the ER

Discussion in 'The Breakroom' started by CatherineM, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. CatherineM
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    No, the cinnamon eater is one of the other two with him. He used to have a job pushing carts in at Superstore. I'd see him pushing a dozen in through deep snow like it was a football tackling dummy. He's built like a tank. The night it happened, he said he just put his head down and ran at the guy hitting him in the stomach like a bull. The third boy was the one we adopted. He's skinny, but 6'6" tall, and grew up as the youngest of 9 in a pretty abusive home so he learned to fight before he learned to walk. When we got him at 17 he was under 6 foot, and grew six inches in the first year. People thought I was feeding him nuclear waste. I was feeding him alot, but no plutonium. Branden eats alot too, but just can't gain much weight. Well, truthfully, they all eat pretty nonstop. We buy groceries at the warehouse that restaurant owners use. We never know how many are going to show up to eat on a daily basis. We don't turn anyone away. Fed 36 for thanksgiving. The local food bank saves stuff for us, and a homeless shelter downtown calls us when they get more stuff than they can use before expiration date. We've been investigated a couple of times by social workers because they can't figure us out. They assume we are taking them in to run drugs for us or doing porno. Once they figure out we're just nut bars, they want to send more kids to us. My husband and I aren't going to have kids of our own, and we both should have died in our 20's, so figured we got saved for something.
     
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    This whole ordeal saddens me, breaks my heart, and pisses me off all in the same instant! I can't believe that the authorities did not take a report. Isn't it their job that they took an oath stating that they are to PROTECT and SERVE those in the community! I am a firm believer in karma and sooner or later, everyone has to stand on the carpet aand atone for what they have done. I hope that these bullies get theirs twofold! I am sooooo sorry for you and your family. I was a bit late to see this, but I sent some $$ anyway. Good thoughts and vibes coming your way.
     
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    My emotions are so all over the place reading this. My blood boils at the thought of what these kids have had to go through and what life still throws at them. But the fact that they can put it behind them and keep going with a good attitude is simply amazing. It puts my petty gripes in perspective. And knowing that there are people like yourself and the others here who have helped warms my heart. Despite all the sick :censored:s who want to destroy everything there are still good people.
     
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    I just caught up with this thread, as well.

    I feel anger towards those who did this to him! I want to do the same in retribution, which really makes me no better than them...
    My prayers go out to Branden and the other boys. You will find a donation in your Inbox for the Work Boot fund - or is it the Slurpee fund? It doesn't matter, just spoil them a bit.
    Regardless, let us know how the recovery continues to go.
     
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    The boot fund is large enough to buy them boots, work pants and gloves. Branden is healing remarkably well. I am just amazed at the ability of these kids to shake things off and get about their business when most of us would fall completely apart. He has picked up a new girlfriend who thinks this butt burns are sexy. What can I say, chicks dig scars. He's most happy that the dressing is smaller, so he can now take a poo without having to go to the doctor's office.

    The police have identified one of the attackers. He's what they call, "known to police" and already wanted for parole violation. Big shock.
     
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    Anyone who would like a book in thanks for their donation, please PM me your address. I know I lost at least one email with an address.
     
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    CatherineM I just found this thread. I've sent some $$ via PP to help out in any way y'all see fit.

    God bless you guys for all you do to help these kids! Please let us know if there is more that we can do.
     
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    We can always use prayers. To keep the kids safe. That we make the right decisions in their care, walking the line between helping and enabling. That we don't let the stress overwhelm us. That we stay healthy so we can do this for a long time.
     
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    Just saw this thread and I'm shocked! I'm sending a couple of bucks that will hopefully help, whether with boots, clothes or food will be your decision. Prayers sent also :)
     
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    Consider it done and ongoing!
     
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    I'm really shocked and saddened by what happened to Branden. This is horrible beyond what I can express in words.

    On the positive side, I am glad to read that he is recovering, and that the police is on the case. It is also good to see all the support from the EDCF community.

    Most of all, I am really glad that Branden and the others have you and your husband in their lives. With all the bad people out there, we desperately need the good ones like you!
     
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    The bold is mine for emphasis. There isn't much that can make me get up and go cry, but this did it. Please give Branden a hug from me. I and my family will keep all of your family in our prayers. Thank you for being there for these kids in need.

    I'm glad to hear that he is healing well and in good spirits. I do hope the police are able to lock up the perpetrators. Is pepper spray or anything like it legal in Canada? If so, I'd be happy to get some to you guys.
     
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    Yeah, that one got me, too.
     
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    They're all running around tonight. Their meeting with new boss is tomorrow and they're excited. They get to sign papers and get instructions on what they need. After that we're headed to Mark's Wearhouse. There's a bunch of zombies being killed from the sounds of it. One just ran downstairs to stock up on "game fuel" as they call it. At least I know I'll be well protected when the Z apocalypse comes.


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    I was finally able to send a little something to help the boys out. I would love to read your books, so feel free to PM me what it would take to get them shipped down here to the US.
     
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    OMG I can't believe what I just read. That is crazy... :furious:
     
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    Just to update, they have their newly printed resumes in hand, and are all cleaned up to go. James (the cinnamon eater) even took a shower which is never a given. He had some issues growing up that happened in the tub, so it takes a real effort for him to get in it. Their appointment is 8pm, kind of weird, but the manager does that so he is done work for the day and people can come without missing school or work. He knows they all have developmental disabilities, and he's very okay with that. Says they make some of his most reliable workers.

    They've been racing each other up and down the stairs and have gone through 4 litres of chocolate milk in the last hour. They're 20-23 years old, but stuck mentally/emotionally at around 12. First grown up job excitement. If I survive the evening, I'll post pictures tomorrow after the shopping trip.


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    Wishing them and you all the best of luck!!!
     
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    Didn't see this earlier. Edmonton? From what I've heard, it doesn't surprise me. Nor does the police not taking statements. (That part seems to be an Alberta thing) I agree with the manager; they are very reliable.
     
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    I think I can speak for just about everyone here, let the boys know we are all proud of them!
     
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