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Ohio Parents Let Son Die Of Curable Cancer — They Were Too Cheap To Take Him To Doctor

Fri, February 17, 2012 9:54am EDT by 14 Comments
Willie Robinson Death

Their 8-year-old son died of Hodgkin’s lymphoma because his parents claimed they couldn’t afford to take him to the doctor! So cruel!

Young Willie Robinson died in agony after suffering from Hodgkin’s lymphoma for two years because his parents denied him medical treatment, according to The Daily Mail. Monica Hussing, 37, and William Robinson Sr., 40, were sentenced to jail for eight years after pleading guilty to the horrible crime.

It was revealed in court that poor Willie suffered for more than two years with painful swollen neck glands that grew to the size of a softball! He begged his parents to take him to a doctor, but they refused.

Cuyahoga County Judge Michael Astrab says Willie’s emaciated body looked like a concentration camp victim! “If anybody, anybody, didn’t know this kid was sick, they are seriously, seriously disturbed,” he said.

Monica and William claim they couldn’t afford medical bills — they left a free clinic when they were told to pay $180, but they paid $87 to treat their pit bull for fleas!

As other family members noticed Willie’s heath deteriorate, they offered to help. “Twenty-nine months they had to do something, and they chose not to,” Sheila Slawinski, Monica’s sister, said. Sheila also claimed her sister would rather stay in bed and do drugs than take care of her son.

But there were so many options for the couple to help their son! Doctors told the court they would not have turned the child away from the hospital, and Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a very treatable cancer — as many as 95 percent of patients survive for five years or more with treatment.

The couple’s oldest daughter, Lillian, 18, says her brother wasn’t suffering at all. “He was the happiest kid you could imagine,” she told the court. “It never seemed like he was suffering.”

-Anna Moeslein

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