I got this in an email, talking about this story:
A Dying Wish
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Lincoln, Neb. Posted: 5:15 PM Mar 17, 2008Last Updated: 10:20 AM Mar 20, 2008Reporter: David JespersenEmail Address: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=A
A little girl fights for her life, and her last wish is to see her father. But that wish
may not come true. "They didn't expect her to still be here. She's fighting,
day by day, minute by minute," said Vonda Yaeger, mother.
10/11 has followed the story of 10-year-old Jayci Yaeger as she battled brain tumors. Now doctors say she is about to lose that fight. Her last wish is to spend what time she has left with her father, but he is in a federal prison for drug charges.
Less than six months ago, Jayci was energetic, fun and upbeat. Now she's just a shadow of what she used to be -- lying in a hospital bed.
Jayci has brain tumors and doctors say she's dying. "What doctors say? They say there's nothing they can do for her. The tumors are growing and hemorrhaging, and right now nothing they can do for her, just keep her comfortable," Vonda Yaeger said.
In less than two months, cancer turned an energetic little girl into someone those who know her hardly recognize. During the fight, her family has been hopeful, but now reality is setting in.
"It's really hard to say it, but it's time now and she doesn't need to suffer anymore. She needs to be where she can be peaceful and happy and not in pain," Yaeger said.
There's one more thing Yaeger said her daughter needs -- her father, Jason. But he's in federal prison in South Dakota and has been denied repeated attempts to grant him a 30-day release. Yaeger was convicted of methamphetamine charges nearly five years ago.
"She expressed many times that she misses him, and he talks to her on the phone now and she cries. That's the only time I see her cry," Yaeger said.
In fact, Yaeger said the need to see her father is the only thing keeping Jayci going.
"I think she understands. She knows what the outcome is going to be. She's very
scared, and I think she's holding on for her father," Yaeger said.
Yaeger said denying Jayci's last wish is cruel, and goes beyond punishing Jason for any crime he ever committed.
"She didn't do anything wrong. He was there for her when she was born. He should be there for her when she goes," she said.
Jayci's family said they aren't looking to get Jason out of prison, or
shorten his sentence. They even asked for him to be put on electronic
surveillance while was in Lincoln, and he offered to serve double his remaining
time when he went back. Yankton Federal Prison Camp officials said they had
no comment on the situation.
Jayci's family just hopes they have a change of
heart before it's too late.
For those of you who have not already done so, please contact some or all
of the following people and ask that they help this dying girl to see her
father. I contacted the Make a Wish Foundation which is working on making this
young girls wish come true.
Then I sent this to the Governors of Nebraska and
A young soldier in Iraq emailed me about 10-year-old Jayci
Yaeger's wish to see her incarcerated father before she dies from brain tumors.
He's in a federal prison in South Dakota and earlier requests to prison
officials for Jayci to see her father have been denied.
Please intervene and help this small girl see her father.
Harry Crouch, President
National Coalition of Free Men
This was posted in response to the story
about the young girl:
Posted by: Do Something!
Location: USA on Mar 20, 2008 at
If you want to do something about this case, contact the following
people. I've already made calls and explained my feelings on this (yes, I feel
tough on crime, but we should still be human. As long as the guy does not have a
history of violence, what's the harm in letting him see his dying daughter?) and
the politicians have been receptive.
I also called Gov. Mike Rounds. The more calls the better. Linda Asher / public relations - Yankton FPC Phone: 605-665-3262 Fax: 605-668-1113 E-mail address: email@example.com You could also contact the federal SD congressional delegates: Senator Tim Johnson........ (800) 537-0025 Senator John Thune..... Sioux Falls: (605) 334-9596 Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth......... (866) 371-8747 or the Yankton (18th) district state delegates: Jean Hunhoff (senate -R) Business: 605-668-8312 Garry Moore (house - D) Business: 605-665-3294 Charlii Gilson (house - R) Business 605-260-1600
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