Monday, July 23
Idiot Father Blocks Daughters Visit to Disney World via Make-A-Wish Foundation!
"I think it should go to kids who only have six months to live," Toledo resident William May told the Sentinel-Tribune, saying that it would be inappropriate to use Make-A-Wish money on his daughter, who just finished her last treatment.
According to May, the child is “free and clear,” despite the fact that doctors say she will not actually be “cancer free” until five years after that last treatment.
Susan McConnell, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish for Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, told the Sentinel that the four-year-old certainly qualifies for the trip because she went through so much for two years.
"The doctors are the ones who determine if she is qualified," McConnell said.
May has only recently been granted visitation rights to see his daughter, and attended “very few treatments and doctors appointments,” the child’s grandmother, Lori Helppie, told the Sentinel.
"I wasn't allowed to be involved," May said. "It ticked me off." <-- see, this sentence right here tells it all. This has nothing to do with the trip being awarded to another child, it's about him. SMH
May’s announcement has created something of a national firestorm, which could benefit the four-year-old, whose mother and grandmother are now trying to raise the $3,500 they need to take her to the Magic Kingdom through alternate means.
"She's really excited," Whitney Hughes, the child’s mother, told the paper. "It's all she's talked about for the last three months."
The mother and grandmother have placed collection jars all around their tiny Ohio town, and have also taken to the internet.