Wednesday, July 2, 2014


I am heartbroken today. 

My friend Miracle Mary's son was attacked yesterday.

I can not believe that we live in a world where there on those who prey on the innocent.

 Big P is a young man in his mid teens, with sandy blonde hair and blue eyes. Like any other red-blooded teenaged boy, he is quite the ladies man, always wanting to be paired up with our prettiest volunteers. His love of baseball is legendary and he would play morning, noon, and night if we'd let him.  Big P has Prader-Willi Syndrome, a genetic chromosonal disorder. It occurs one in every 25,000 births.  We just happen to have two boys with PWS at the Miracle League, the odds of which are pretty astronomical.

While in Gainesville for a Prader-Willi study, Miracle Mary and Big P went to eat lunch at a local restaurant where the unspeakable happened.

Big P was attacked in the bathroom. He was either cut or stabbed, resulting in multiple lacerations to his back and buttocks.  He required 70 stitches to close his wounds.

Miracle Mary posted this picture of his pants.

While being questioned, Big P told officers that a man in the bathroom had pushed him into the sink very hard.  So hard that the sink was off the wall and water was flooding the bathroom when they found him. They asked him the same questions several different ways and the story never deviated.

I can not even imagine what may have happened to provoke such an attack.

Nor do I want to.

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