A Texas mother put her healthy son undergo 13 major surgeries and more than 320 visits to the doctor thus confining him to a wheelchair during the first 8 years of his life.
Kaylene Bowen, 35, of Dallas, admitted to putting her son Christopher through the painful and completely unnecessary medical procedures.
Bowen, who also goes by the last name Wright, has now lost custody of Christopher to Texas Child Protective Services.
Christopher, now aged 10, has managed to recover and is doing well at school and has become ‘very athletic,” said his father Ryan Crawford.
Crawford talked to the Star-Telegram about his wife, ‘I am happy that she decided to do the right thing. Eventually, the lies had to stop.’
‘Now hopefully those who thought a mother could never do this to their child will see evil does exist.’
Authorities believe Bowen suffers from Munchhausen syndrome which is a psychological condition where a caregiver exaggerates or makes up medical conditions in a child so as to get more attention.
According to Child Protective Services officials, Christopher made 323 visits to doctors and underwent 13 major surgeries between 2009 and 2016.
Source – Daily Mail