Gathering parents and children, like Ariana-Leilani, from all across North America, to meet and hear from each other and leading Neutropenia experts, the National Neutropenia Network held another successful conference July 11-13, 2014. Among the distinguished presenters were Dr. Dale (University of Washington), Dr. Laurence Boxer (C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital), Dr. Peter Newberger (UMass), Dr. Mary Ann Bonilla (St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center). To learn more go to http://www.neutropenianet.org/conference
Congratulations to Ariana-Leilani from her mother Dr. Ariel King. Although Ariana-Leilani has made it this far, she still needs your help in urging that she get the free medicine and an second medical opinion she needs to finally rid herself of her Severe Chronic Neutropenia.
The Black and Missing Foundation has been assisting the Metropolitan Police Department in the search for Relisha Rudd of Washington DC. They believe that Relisha, who is similar in age to Ariana-Leilani, is a victim of human trafficking.
“I feel that we’re searching for a live person,” said Derrica Wilson, a former police officer who runs the foundation.
I personally feel that this little girl was sold. I think her mother sold her to Tatum and I think Tatum has sold her in this world wide industry of trafficking,” said the former officer.
This could the case for various, including the fact that Relisha is so young, and a cute kid who was seemingly handed over to her abductor by her own mother.
They added that it’s important to realize Relisha’s appearance may very well have been changed, so, the pictures we’ve seen in recent weeks may not be exactly what we should be looking for.
Natalie Wilson said Relisha could have shorter hair or may be dressed like a little boy, so it’s important take an extra look at every child you come across.
The Save Ariana-Leilani Coalition is pleased to announce the world wide release of the video documentary “Small Cries.” The six minute documentary tells the story of how the “child protection” systems in the United States are failing, and how Ariana-Leilani is a victim of that failure. This short and compelling documentary features exclusive interviews, including an interview with Dr. Joy Silberg, who speaks of the error in judgment that many child protective services make in certain abuse and neglect cases. Very educational and inspiring, and Ireneo Namboka, an international human rights advocate and former UN official.
Definitely a “two thumbs up” “must see” documentary.
Watch the video, sign the petition, save a life:
Documentary “Small Cries;” The Real Ariana-Leilani Story
Washington DC is a cesspool for child porn producers and abusers. It has much to do with the dysfunctional local government, and the predisposition to cover for those in power who perpetrate these crimes. They are found not only in positions of power, but also in schools and in the police force.
In the latest take down, a former private school teacher added to the FBI’s list of most wanted fugitives during five years on the run has been charged in Washington’s federal court with producing child pornography. Prosecutors filed a criminal information charging Eric Justin Toth with child pornography, identity theft and misuse of a Social Security number. An information is a charging document that typically signifies that a guilty plea is near. Both sides have said that they were negotiating a plea agreement. A U.S. Attorney’s office spokesman declined comment Thursday. Toth was captured in Nicaragua in April and returned to Washington to face federal charges. He’d been on the run since 2008, when he was fired from his teaching job at the Beauvoir School after being confronted about images of child pornography.
Also, a former D.C. police officer has been convicted of sexually abusing a girl who participated in his church choir. A Superior Court jury convicted 45-year-old Wendel Palmer of numerous offenses. Prosecutors say that Palmer directed the girl in a choir at a D.C. church that she her and her family attended and which his family ran. Authorities say the abuse began when the victim was 10 or 11 years old, and occurred at the church during breaks in choir rehearsals and other places. The victim reported the abuse after she turned 18.
Those who are exploiting and abusing children like Ariana-Leilani ultimately will be caught and prosecuted. Help fight child abuse in the United States, sign the petition to save 10 year old Ariana-Leilani and the fight for children’s rights to be protected:
Fifty years ago today, the civil rights movement convened hundreds of thousands on the mall in front of the Lincoln Memorial to raise awareness and push for equal rights for all Americans. Fifty years later, we stand today with laws that ban discrimination on the basis of the color of a person’s skin. However, that is not enough.
10 Year old African-American Ariana-Leilani is still being treated as property,right in the shadows of the Lincoln Memorial. Treated as subhuman, she is still being denied her right to life saving medicine and medical care.
The District of Columbia government stands idly by and does nothing to help her. It is ironic that the very persons speaking at today’s event, including Mayor Gray and President Obama, hold the keys to her proper treatment. They will speak of the fight that we must continue for civil rights. But, their actions speak louder than their words. Send them a message, to walk the walk, and don’t just talk the talk.
Sign the petition to help save Ariana-Leilani.
A word from Ariana-Leilani’s Mother, Dr. Ariel King on the Dr. Martin Luther King’s Speech:
For me, the speech is specifically about the recognition that all of us are human beings, that we all have human rights and all of our human rights are equal. It doesn’t matter where you live, how you live, who you love, who your family is, how much money you have, we all start out being human beings. And to me, Martin Luther King was quite poignant in the fact that he was able to give that speech and allow people to see what he was talking about, that he was actually referring to our future in seeing children walking hand in hand.
Click to read the 2011 Letter to Mayor Vince Gray About Ariana-Leilani’s Plight
Ariana-Leilani lives in the Palisades Section, Ward 3, of Washington DC. When the German government wrote to the US State Department begging them to come to the aid of Ariana-Leilani, the US State Department turned that request over the the District of Columbia because the US State Department believed that the District of Columbia had the authority to take action. Despite the fact that Ariana-Leilani goes to the Francis Scott Key School (Dana Place) in the DC Public School system, Washington DC — under the “leadership” of Mayor Vince Gray — has refused to take any action claiming itself to be a toothless tiger — claiming it lacked authority to do anything. (Read the letter to Mayor Vince Gray Concerning the plight of Ariana-Leilani)
Mayor Gray’s regrettable attitude has made many sorry they supported his election to the post of Mayor. Washington DC has, unfortunately, become a cesspool of child abuse, with a CPS that is so incompetent that it has been under federal court monitor for over 20 years, and has been run by individuals, like Roque Gerald and James Toscano, with sex offense records.