This Mornings News

is really pissing me off! As I sit here and watch the Today Show, I am getting more and more pissed. What is wrong with the country? Here is what I am having trouble with this morning:

Mom loses custody because of Brest Cancer ~ I don’t know how many of you have heard this story yet. But it totally pissed me off this morning. When I heard this story on Today Show, I did some Googling. Alaina Giordano lost custody of her two children because she has stage 4 breast cancer. I found her blog that she has set up for her story, and I just could not believe what I was reading

Excert from Alaina’s blog ~
Because I have a cancer diagnosis, I have spent the last sixteen months in court defending myself from the attacks of my abusive husband who filed a lawsuit against me in Durham County, NC asking for full, permanent custody of our two children using the argument that I have a cancer diagnosis. He then chose to move to the Chicago area to take a job at Sears Holdings, Inc. leaving our children in my sole physical custody since August 2010

We all know that, as mothers, our children are our strength, our hope, and our driving force. And a judge who does not understand this, does not be sitting on a bench in Family court. This story has my blood boiling, as the judge has made the biggest mistake of her life. IF the judge was a mom, which she isn’t, she would have a better understanding of how critical the children are to the recovery process. Just because Alaina has cancer, does not mean she cannot be a fit mother.

Alaina looked great this morning on TV. Yes, I know, they use makeup and such. But, the woman looked strong, is going for treatment just once a month, has a strong support system (while the petitioning father has NO support system, not even his mom, according to Alaina’s blog). Cancer is NOT a death sentance any more. We have come so far in our medical technology.

I hope and pray that someone out there with the skills, the knowledge, and the heart to help Alaina in her fight for her children. I honestly don’t know who she has for a lawyer, but we all know that when it comes to the courts, it is usually the lawyer with the best argument that wins the case. So, maybe all the blame can’t be laid on the judge, but the majority of it does lay on her shoulders.

Making National News (video) ~ I wasn’t able to embed this video, but it definitely tells more of the story. Please View (link is to Alaina’s Facebook Page)

 

FEMA is really pissing me off this morning as well!

FEMA Sends out Recoupment Letters

Excert from ABC News Chicago ILL FEMA’s representative told Divito that because insurance covered part of her damage, FEMA made a mistake and shouldn’t have issued her a grant. FEMA officials say they may have mistakenly given out 160,000 grants nationwide since 2005 — totaling more than a half a billion dollars.

FEMA Denies help for VA Tornado Victims ~ FEMA denied McDonnell’s request for Washington and Pulaski counties over the weekend indicating the damage was not severe enough to qualify for federal assistance.

This is another issue that is pissing me off this morning. How are the families of Vaginia suppose to be begin healing and rebuilding when our government won’t help them? Yet, millions and even billions of dallors of are being spent in other countries to help disaster victims.

I was always taught to help your neighbors, but you also don’t put your own family in danger.  So, tell me, how can we be helping other countries, when we have families right here at home that need our government’s help. And then to add insult to injury, FEMA wants money back for funds THEY handed out erroneously. I’m not sure of the best way to handle this situation, but to ask the victims of disasters to repay a mistake that was out of their hands just does not seem like the right way to go.

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13 Responses

  1. rachel says:

    hi! I’m visiting from #sitsclass…checking out your comment-ability. : )

  2. Marie Noelle says:

    “Mom loses custody because of Brest Cancer” Are you kidding me? What’s wrong with people???????????

  3. Visiting from #CommentHour. Love your passion. I’ve been changing the channel in the morning….

  4. I don’t blame you for being pissed off. This is awful. I’m shocked that this could happen to anyone who’s already dealing with the stress of battling cancer. Sometimes I swear the law is NOT on our side. Lovely blog. Visiting from SITS comment hour!

  5. I just heard about this story. Really sad. The worse thing is, it’s the kids who are ultimately on the losing end.

    Stopping by from SITS Comment Hour.

  6. Maybe is good that JDaniel isn’t interested in the news. It sounds terrible.

  7. Miranda says:

    Lots of things to be upset about this morning! Thanks for brining these topics to light. #commenthour!

  8. Rene W. says:

    I saw that this morning too – what a sad story. I don’t know what is wrong with our system! Visiting via #CommentHour 🙂

  9. Mimzy Wimzy says:

    How unfair to take children from their mother because she is sick.
    #commenthour

  10. Now that’s just plain wrong! To take her children from their mother because she was diagnosed with cancer is just inhuman and deeply disturbing. A lot of women survive breast cancer, so it’s not like she’s dying and someone else needs to care for her kids. She should be given a chance to fight for her kids.

  11. Isn’t it really sad how the news is more depressing than uplifting, anger inducing rather than filling us with hope or pride of our country? I know many people who have given up keeping on with the news because they’d just rather not have more reasons to give up on humanity.

    visiting from #commenthour

  12. Annissa says:

    The first story is just……. unbelievable. It irritates me too. No mother should lose her kids because of a medical diagnosis, unless it is clear she is a danger to herself or kids. And she’s not. I hope and pray she finds that one person out there to help her turn this around, and she finds healing in her her heart, soul and body!

    The second story pisses me off too. There are homeless families here, families who struggle so bad that they are almost out on the streets. There are sick kids here, kids starving because their parents have to choose to keep a roof over their head or food on the table… there are disasters with in our own country … where is the help for OUR OWN. I am all for giving to others, over seas or not… but we have to first help our own before we can help others. It’s like when you are on an airplane, and they tell you incase of an accident, deal with yourself before others… even if they are your kids.

    And I have to say – love your horse on your header. We had an amazing day this week with our 4 yr old (who is the size of a 1 year old) … who got on a horse for the first time. We’re looking to get him into some therapeutic horseback riding..

    Stopping by via Comment Hour!

  13. Jocelyn says:

    This is certainly a lot to be angry about. I wonder if there is something people can do to help the lady battling for her children. My goodness this man is evil! Who would take their children away from their dying mother and then move to a totally different state knowing that they won’t see her very often. She may not have much time left. And now I’m mad!

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