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Sign a petition supporting Erin Markes

Erin Markes, 19, was arrested, jailed and charged with felony child neglect. Her 4-year-old son reportedly only weighed 10 pounds.

At first glance, this is a horrifying case of neglect. How could any mother not feed her child? Only when you delve deeper into the story will you find the truth. Erin is no criminal, no monster – but a victim of tragic circumstance.

Erin’s son was born with a severe and terminal birth defect of the brain called lissencephaly. (smooth brain) He suffers from seizures, chronic respiratory problems and severe feeding intolerance. He cannot walk, talk, sit, or play like your average baby. Most children like him die before their second birthday. The average age is 5. There is no cure, nor the hope of a cure in the future.

Sign the petition Exonerate Erin and Give her child back and then ask your friends to do the same.


Erin Markes, 19, was arrested, jailed and charged with felony child neglect. Her 4-year-old son reportedly only weighed 10 pounds.

At first glance, this is a horrifying case of neglect. How could any mother not feed her child? Only when you delve deeper into the story will you find the truth. Erin is no criminal, no monster – but a victim of tragic circumstance.

Erin’s son was born with a severe and terminal birth defect of the brain called lissencephaly. (smooth brain) He suffers from seizures, chronic respiratory problems and severe feeding intolerance. He cannot walk, talk, sit, or play like your average baby. Most children like him die before their second birthday. The average age is 5. There is no cure, nor the hope of a cure in the future.

Sign the petition Exonerate Erin and Give her child back and then ask your friends to do the same.