Please Help My Son!
  • Petitioned South Carolina Governor

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Please Help My Son!

    1. Gretchen Herrera
    2. Petition by

      Gretchen Herrera

      Lexington, SC

My 12 year old son was expelled from his school for refusing to take the state standardized test! He is 12 years old with Aspergers and type 1 diabetes!

My child had a letter from his endocrinology team not only excusing him from the testing, but explaining why. It was ignored by his school here in South Carolina.

After taking a 30 minute part of the PASS (Palmetto Assessment of State Standards) his blood sugar rose over 200 points and a great deal of pain!

Now because I won't put my son in jeopardy again, he has been expelled!!

Please let the SC government officials know that their schools value their scores over a child's health! 

Please help me send this message! 

Thank you so much!

Gretchen Herrera

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Gladys McCoy RONKONKOMA, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      He's my nephew and I know how amazingly intellegent he is and how much love myself and his immediate family have for him. His health and the health of others put in harms way are priority.

      • almost 3 years ago
    • Sabrina Walker TEXAS, TX
      • almost 3 years ago

      This needs to be investegated.....BUT no responce from government yet!!!! This isn't fair to all students...let's get something done about this situation!!! get all your friends and family to sign this.

    • Barbara Eddins VIR, VA
      • almost 3 years ago

      The SC government should not have ignored a recommendation from an endocrinology team. I was a medical assistant for an endocrinologist and diabetes combined with Aspergers is a delicate matter. The schools are required by law to provide adequate education and accommodations for special needs students. -Barbara B Eddins

    • Thomas Grant JAMESTOWN, NC
      • almost 3 years ago

      My son needs help as well, but of a very different sort. He's 23 and diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. All of the programs needed by those who are not able to fend for themselves are being slashed to fuel corporate greed. People are not being considered, but rather profit. My son goes in and out of the short amount of care an individual can get via the health care system and doesn't have a chance of getting better. Thank God for ObamaCare, because otherwise, he would no longer be have any health insurance at all. I'm an educator as well, and the well-being of our children is no longer being considered. I see it every day at my job. Everything is about the bottom line.


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