Brett and Naghmeh King are currently sat in a spanish cell for actions that can only be described as a desperate bid to save their 5 year-old son.
Their son, Ashya King has a stage four aggressive brain tumour. The doctors in Southampton had said there was no more they could do to save him. Willing to sell their livelihood, they discharged their son, embarking on a Europeon quest, in hope to find another way of keeping him here on this earth.
Yet their caring and desperate approach to their sons health has been branded as neglect. They have been criminalised for trying to their all to keep their little boy.
They’re just not ready to let him go.
I find it bewildering that such actions could be categorised with such foul-play. I’m not even a parent, but I know that if my mother was ever in that predicament, giving up would most definitely not be an option. It’s nice to know that some parents would actually do their all for their children. I’ve known similar cases, yet instead of helping their child, they’ve sat in self-pity, wallowing in their own egotistical mannerisms.
Going back to 2007. Although inevitably the McCanns regret their actions, you had parents leaving three young children alone in a foreign country, to go and drink and dine with friends. They lost their daughter that day, she vanished. Yes there is inevitable pity for their beings, however if that’s not an example of neglect than I don’t know what is. They got off scot-free, when really their actions are the reason they are in their current predicament. If they hadn’t of left her, she would most definitely be growing up beside them. However it’s safe to say I’m sure the McCanns know that now and I guess they have learnt the hardest lesson for that. My heart does hope that someday their little girl is found safe and that their nightmare does finally end for them.
All parents make mistakes.
However, the Kings are an example of all parents out there. Any right minded parent would do absolutely anything for their child yet they get criminalised for caring.
The most important thing about this though is obviously little Ashya. Whilst his parents are locked up for the next 72 hours, he is lying there alone in an unfamiliar country, with unfamiliar people speaking an unfamiliar language, with not even his siblings or grandmother to receive comfort from. I find is despicable that such desperate and such morally driven actions are being tainted with such criminal misconceptions.
Surely a little boy that may not have long left on this earth should be with his parents? Shouldn’t his parents be able to spend as much time with their son as they can? and if anything stopping and leaving a 5 year-old little boy alone in a hospital without his parents, surely that’s neglect in it’s absolute finest?
I really don’t understand this World sometimes.