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Multnomah Education Service District & Gresham Barlow School District: To support Bonnie eating blended food via her g-tube at school.
  • Petitioned Multnomah Education Service District & Gresham Barlow School District

This petition was delivered to:

Superintendent of Gresham Barlow School District
Multnomah Education Service District & Gresham Barlow School District
Superintendent of Multnomah Education Service District
Barbara Jorgensen
Elementary Special Education
Carl Smith

Multnomah Education Service District & Gresham Barlow School District: To support Bonnie eating blended food via her g-tube at school.

    1. Beverly Hanset-Burch
    2. Petition by

      Beverly Hanset-Burch

      Gresham, OR

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May 2013

Victory

Beverly Hanset-Burch: Bonnie is back in the cafeteria! I thank you all for your support! Now, either mom or dad have to come in to feed her, so we will start another petition to get staff trained to feed her. They are saying that it risks their nursing licenses. So stay tuned!THANK YOU for your support!

Since kindergarten, Bonnie has received her blended foods via g-tube in a push/plunge method at school. This is important for Bonnie's overall health. Real food for real people works real wonders. The districts claim that it is an unsafe practice. However, she is now in third grade, with no incident. A nurse has delegated the task to not only three of her aides, but other staff in the school as well. Yesterday they rescinded that delegation. We have asked for documentation as to why this method has been deemed unsafe in a school setting. None was provided. We had offered to go in ourselves to feed her. We were denied. We have to pull our daughter for her lunches. Blended food is nothing more than real food blended to a consistency to go through the tube. Bonnie has strong abs and no, not even formula, would just gravity feed. Her real food is push/plunged. This is a very safe and simple method in our experience and in many of those we help teach about blended foods.

To:
Multnomah Education Service District & Gresham Barlow School District, Superintendent of Gresham Barlow School District
Barbara Jorgensen, Superintendent of Multnomah Education Service District
Carl Smith, Elementary Special Education
To support Bonnie eating blended food via her g-tube at school.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 3,000 signatures
    2. From news last night:

      Beverly Hanset-Burch
      Petition Organizer
      The Dr. Oz Show

      Get answers to your health questions from DR. OZ and other leading doctors, hospitals, associations, authors, and people just like you.

    3. Contact Dr. Oz!

      Beverly Hanset-Burch
      Petition Organizer

      Okay. So we have tried to be reasonable. We have tried to show the safety of the method of real food through the tube. We have contacted our local media. The MESD remains silent, only saying that their way is safer, according to KPTV Channel 12. I don't know about you, but if I don't see fact based evidence, it doesn't exist. So, let's move national. If you feel it in your heart, please let's all write: viewerfeedback@zoco.com
      That is Dr. Oz. Let's see if we can get HIM to vouch for the safety of this method!

      The Dr. Oz Show

      Get answers to your health questions from DR. OZ and other leading doctors, hospitals, associations, authors, and people just like you.

    4. Reached 2,500 signatures
    5. Eat on the Street with Bonnie!

      Beverly Hanset-Burch
      Petition Organizer

      Wednesday March 20, 2013 at 11:30 we will gather across the street of East Gresham Elementary School. We will provide pizza. We will get Bonnie at 11:45 and feed her. Please join her! She doesn't like to be alone at lunch! We are inviting the media and hoping for a good turnout. Bonnie needs to be in the cafeteria with her peers, like she has been for over 3.5 years. MESD has yet to provide any documentation that this is dangerous except their flapping gums. Individual Health Plan should be that. INDIVIDUAL. Let's get them to do what is best for Bonnie!

    6. Reached 2,000 signatures
    7. From a leading expert, Suzanne Evans Morris

      Beverly Hanset-Burch
      Petition Organizer

      Hi Beverly,

      What an unexpected shock this must be for you and for Bonnie as well. I'd be happy to share a few thoughts with you that might be helpful.

      1. I absolutely do support tube feedings that are done with the plunger. First of all, as you know through your experiences with Bonnie it is frequently the only way in which parents can give their child a thicker blended formula diet. The thicker formula often prevents many health issues and discomforts by preventing constipation or diarrhea and by reducing vomiting in many kids who have reflux. This is quite similar to the needs and preferences of parents who send a lunch to school with their child because of food allergies. And, you certainly don't see kids with allergies being sent to the nurses office or off-campus to eat lunch. . . despite the fact that they actually have identified medical reasons for eating the way they do at school.

      2. I also support the plunge approach to tube feeding because it is much more normal

    8. Reached 500 signatures
    9. The news.

      Beverly Hanset-Burch
      Petition Organizer
      Mom wonders why district wants daughter fed off campus

      "Play Video GRESHAM, Ore. - A mother is looking for answers after she's told she must take her 8-year-old daughter out of school and off school property to feed her every day. "It seems very unfair. No one else has to take their kids out of school to feed them at lunch," said Beverly Hanset-Burch.

    10. Channel 2 was here, camera person, for 1.5 hours. Let's hope they get the

      Beverly Hanset-Burch
      Petition Organizer

      Channel 2 was here, camera person, for 1.5 hours. Let's hope they get the other side's story and broadcast.

    11. Reached 250 signatures
    12. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Christine Telford CORNING, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      As Beverly, Bonnie's mom, states: "real food for real people works real wonders." Blended food fed through a g-tube is no different than food consumed by mouth - it all ends up in the same place! Not to mention most blended diets are the HEALTHIEST concoctions on the planet. My son Henry is 3 now, and in a daycare facility that FULLY supports and embraces blended diet fed via a plunger. I want this issue resolved not only for Beverly and Bonnie, but for all current and future tubies that will enter school systems and deserve to be treated fairly. Provide fact-based evidence on why the plunger method is unsafe. Until then, step aside and let what works and what is healthy preside. Thank you.

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    • Deanna Brown TAYLORSVILLE, KY
      • about 1 year ago

      I don't think a child that already faces challenges should be singled out by her education facility for how she is fed. Shouldn't the school be educating people on how to overcome any obstacle. Seems like this family has found a way to do that with their child's current feeding method and the school is backtracking and hindering her achievements by separating her from her friends at lunch.

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    • nadine siracusa FRANKLINVILLE, NJ
      • about 1 year ago

      Everyone should have a chance to get an education no matter what type of disability you have. I would think she could get fed through the g-tube for embarrassment reasons.

      I have been bullied by my family for god knows how long. Especially after my daughter died in 1996 she was 2 years old, meanwhile I was pregnant with my son. I had a nervous breakdown 1999-2001. I had turned toward drugs for I did not know how to deal with it, nevertheless my family instead of helping me they called DYFS on me. Therefore, I gave temporary custody to my so-called mom. Then when I got myself clean a good job, a place to live. When I got my son back from them, they all treated me not very nice. My cousin had met a guy named Terri Shaw who was a cop at that time. I am in suspicion that they have and are still now with no touch torcher from their home of residency, US house Bill 550(WE THE PEOPLE SHALL NOT BE CHIPPED. I would also try to find people to listen to my story as well and maybe have someone or know someone that could help me with issues also.

      First of all MY KIDS HEALTH COULD BE AT STAKE. I have contacted several people to help me prove police misconduct/doctors have committed crimes such as, illegally performing surgeries without my consent to it with my husband me and the kids, cybercrime(tampering with medical and personal records. I am pleading for you to help me out in solving my reasonable suspicion of a detective name Terri Shaw from Westville, New Jersey is helping public citizen Melissa Heston from Woodbury and any undue influences that they caused me a no touch torcher from their home of residency in order to try and claim me mentally unstable. I have reasonable suspicion that they violated the US House Bill 550 (WE THE PEOPLE SHALL NOT BE CHIPPED)and something called a DOC2-Ca2+. Reasonableness standards-4th Amendment.I THINK THE KIDS ARE HAVING SIDE EFFECTS AND BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS BECAUSE OF IT.

      WE THE PEOPLE SHALL NOT BE CHIPPED

      I am looking for help with a police/detective that is helping public citizens

      commit computer crimes, tampering with medical and personal records

      I am having a hard time proving my innocence. I am not good with words.

      PLEASE HELP ,ME WITH THE PROBLEMS.

      I am looking for help with trying to prove that doctors or doctor have illegally

      performed a surgery. I am also trying to prove that my medical records have

      been tampered with and my computer has hacked (computer crime) along with

      bankings and my personal business. I do have proof of medical records for

      instant One of the medical records that I have says that I was in the hospital

      on dec. 24 2009 SOUTH JERSEY HEALTH ELMER NJ WHERE I was in UNDERWOOD MEMORIAL DEC 24 2000 FOR MY NERVOUS BEAKDOWN over the death of my daughter

      I also have labs and xrays to prove it. Please I am praying

      for someone to listen and I help me. I feel that this could be affecting the way I am thinking.they did something to me that is affecting me personal life. I have suspicion that one

      of the doctors between 2002-2012 Underwood memorial woodbury nj and south Jersey healthcare

      in Elmer, the police officer from Maple Shade Terri Shaw and The public citizen( Melissa Heston)are sending pictures to everyone so that no one will take the case.

      If that was true HOW did they get their information . I Also trying to make sure you got the

      message PLEASE HELP ME. I might sound crazy but if you could examine me you would understand.

      I am not sure if you understand some of this I do not know how else to say it.I have been bullied by my family for god knows how long. Especially after my daughter died in 1996 she was 2 years old, meanwhile I was pregnant with my son. I had a nervous breakdown 1999-2001. I had turned toward drugs for I did not know how to deal with it, nevertheless my family instead of helping me they called DYFS on me. Therefore, I gave temporary custody to my so-called mom. Then when I got myself clean a good job, a place to live. When I got my son back from them, they all treated me not very nice. My cousin had met a guy named Terri Shaw who was a cop at that time. I am in suspicion that they have and are still now with no touch torcher from their home of residency, US house Bill 550(WE THE PEOPLE SHALL NOT BE CHIPPED.

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    • Mindy Longoni MORENO VALLEY, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      Unsafe? Actually, NOT eating is unsafe...some would say "deadly." My father ate from a G-tube the last year of his life. I often "fed" him. The only difference between his dinnertime and mine was that the food entered through a tube instead of his mouth.

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    • Sandra Duran CONCHO, AZ
      • about 1 year ago

      I worked with a few kiddos w/ special needs 2 of them were tube fed. It is ridiculous that the people there are acting in such an appalling manner! I can say from experience that it has NOTHING to do w/ safety, but some closed-minded and /or uneducated people that don't want to see it or think that the child is disturbed about being fed around others If that were true the child would let you know). All I can say is "if it bothers you, then don't look." Too many people that don't have the diversity that our special children do tend to think that the humanity of those children is below them. It's high time that the "normal people" learn how diversity and acceptance is what America runs on, and EVERYONE has rights to live in whatever means possible.

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