Petition to California Governor, Nancy Pelosi, Raul Ruiz, California State Senate, California State House
Justice for Krystil & Avalynn Kincaid
On September 9, 2018 a man chose to drink and drive. In this choice he ended up speeding into an 8-month-pregnant woman who lost her life and her daughter's life in this accident. Since Avalynn was killed prior to being born she is not considered a victim of this accident. So now the drunk driver, whose name I am choosing not to mention because he does not deserve to be known, will only face 10 years MAXIMUM for killing Krystil and her daughter Avalynn. A 29-year-old woman will miss the rest of her life and the lives of her 2 sons, her daughter, and step daughter, and Avalynn will miss any opportunity at life. Ten years would not be enough to bring justice to this family when the man walked away from this crash uninjured, he posted video on Facebook live after the accident where he blamed Krystil, and never once did he go to check on her or see if he could help her. Why should the system not have a reasonable opportunity to charge this man with a sentence that would bring this family some justice since they no longer have their wife, mother, daughter, and friend? Words from Krystil’s husband and Avalynn’s father: "A drunk driver speeding down a two lane highway at 85+mph in the wrong lane around a blind corner destroyed my family. The max sentence for killing my wife and daughter is 10 years. The state of California doesn't think there was intent, but I know driving recklessly in that manner, he didn't intend anything good.... my daughter's due date was October 9th, a 36-week-old fully developed baby isn't considered a person in the state of California. How do I explain to my children this injustice. My children and I have never felt so disposable... Look at the devastation left behind that is my family and tell me it isn't time for change....imagine if this was your family... Who will fight with me for change? Who will spread this like wild fire? Who will write their representatives and demand change?? We cannot as a society look the other way any longer. Driving drunk is intent."
Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, Texas State House, Texas State Senate, Joaquín Castro, Kevin Brady, Gene Green, Ted Poe, Beto O'Rourke, Eddie Bernice Johnson
CJ law for tougher laws against
On April 17, 2019, my 24 year old son was killed by a hit and run driver in Round Rock Texas. Cleveland Deshon Elliott was walking to a neighborhood convenient store where he had formerly worked, and occasionally walked to. On the early morning of April 17, he was struck by a driver who fled the scene at 500 Gattis school near Success high School. My son was taken to Round Rock St David's hospital where he lived two hours and six minutes later before he died from blunt force trauma. My family and I were devastated as we sat in the emergency room praying and anxiousIy waiting, only to be told that he didn't make it. Despair rushed in and we are still to this day in disbelief that we won't see Deshon anymore. Cleveland was known by some as (C.J), while his immediate family called him Deshon. My heart is constantly overwhelmed because of the driver leaving my son to die, but even more haunting is that we, the family were not able to see him one last time in his most natural state. Although we were told that his ribcage had been crushed, we were not given the option to at least hold his hand, or be given the opportunity to pray over him in our grief, to identify that it was Deshon, and that he had actually passed away, or to say goodbye to him, we did not believe it (tears). We were told that we couldn't see him, by both hospital staff and police. While police officers stated that it was for evidence purposes, my child's body was within hours taken to a coroner's to be cut open. This hurt so bad. It wasn't until eight days later that we were able to see my baby boy, when preparing to lay him to rest. We want to honor our son by asking that laws be changed to honor immediate families over the death of their loved one when they pass away in a hospital setting. We are praying that our son would be honored where these things that happened to him in his innocence did not honor his precious life.. We are asking that tougher laws be enacted against hit and run drivers in the name of C.J. This is the only thing that we could possibly do for him now, which would also protect other families who may suffer this unfortunate type of crime and tragedy. We believe that if a hit and run driver is aware that penalties for this type of crime are more severe, to be considered as not just an accident when they leave the scene, but is in fact an act of wreckless homicide...such that a person who would normally commit the act, would at least THINK about the consequences, and render aid. This tragic event occurred in a 35mph speed zone, and the driver did not turn themselves in, but were located after five months later in another city. This waiting period was just another part of our suffering the loss of Deshon. We pray that God will be gracious into us and open your hearts to understand how deep our grief is, and please grant that this law be passed for our family in honor of CJ, and to help other families going forward. Sincerely, Cynthia Elliott, and family
Petition to Erin Grall
Automatic termination of parental rights when 1 parent murders the other parent
Hello Ms. Grall: My name is Susanne Smith. My daughter, Amber M. Smith age 27 was murdered by her boyfriend, James B. Easling Jr on 7-21-19 in front of me. James then went down the hall and shot a friend of hers who also died. He has now been indicted on 2 counts of 1st degree homicide. My 3-year-old grandson is now in my care through a shelter order and temporary placement order. James's mom and step-dad were both on board with me adopting Jackson. I have also allowed them unfettered access to Jackson in order to keep his life as normal as possible. Because James still has parental rights we were set for expedited TPR when the judge told him private adoption was an available option. His parents now have filed a motion to adopt Jackson. DCF, the guardian ad litem are on my side but I did get a lawyer because I am scared of losing my grandson. She says the "law" is on their side but we do have a chance. My daughter no longer has any rights, why should he? If they are allowed to adopt him, I have no say anymore. They can let him talk to his father and go see him! My daughter doesn't get to see him why should he. Prison is not somewhere a child should go. I propose a new law for immediate termination of parental rights when one parent murders the other parent. This tragedy was not an accident, it was an egregious act. Please help me or direct me further. Thank you, Susanne Smith
Petition to Premera Blue Cross, Starbucks, Jay Inslee
Premera Blue Cross: My daughter needs this life sustaining medical device
My daughter Laurie Beth Nelson needs a "gastric neurostimulator". This medical device, implanted in the stomach, will stimulate the nerves that allow the stomach to empty. Laurie's insurance company Premera Blue Cross (via her employer Starbucks) is denying coverage for this device. The device is used to treat an incurable condition called gastroparesis, where the stomach no longer empties regularly, causing nausea, vomiting, and dehydration. Because Laurie has received a kidney-pancreas transplant, a feeding tube is not optional due to the risk of infection. There are no medications to treat this disease. The constant nausea and frequent vomiting that she experiences as a result of the gastroparesis are making it difficult for her to absorb her transplant medications that prevent rejection of her transplanted organs. Laurie has been admitted to the hospital monthly, sometimes weekly, for IV. hydration and medication that she cannot keep down due to nausea and vomiting. Premera Blue Cross helped cover the cost of her life-saving transplant, but refuses to cover this device which will keep it from failing. After all that Laurie has endured to stay alive, this is inconceivable, but true. Please demand that Premera Blue Cross pay for the gastric neurostimulator so that Laurie can continue her fight for a normal, healthy life.
Petition to My parents
Stop my parents from getting rid of my cats.
My cats are my favorite people. They're two one year old kittens that are playful, happy, and honestly a bit of trouble. The problem is, they bully the other cats in the house. They're not good at assessing when playtime is done, and like to steal food. My mom's dog does the same thing, but nobody wants to rehome him! My cats are trouble, but very sweet, and the punishment of rehoming is very severe compared to what they do. My mom promised to keep them until they die when she adopted them, and they don't deserve to be punished by being taken away from me and my home.
Petition to United States Department of Health and Human Services
Draiden needs his mommy
In Feb of 2019 Draiden was diagnosed with lupus. HSP. renal disease. high blood pressure. and so they made him immune deficient. His kidneys were failing because his antibodies were destroying his damaged cells. Cells he needs. He had never been more than 4 hours from his mommy. Childrens mercy with his entire team of doctors trained mommy to care for him. Dispense All 6 of his life threatening medications. 24 hours is too many without. Check his proteins, blood pressure, become a germaphobe ect.. For about 6 months we fought to make him healthy again. For a while he spent most days in childrens mercy. His kidneys were failing. He is immune deficient. (Hospitalized For a Week and a half for a 103.8° fever for a tiny dog scratch) none of which was our fault as parents. We didnt do anything to him. He was born this way. And there's nothing we could do to make it go away completely. Just make it lay dormant. Watching him lay there in pain. The rash. The swelling. I couldn't touch him. His blood vessels bursting under his skin. He wouldn't eat. LOSS OF MOBILITY in my arms twice. Staring at me, his eyes saying please help me! All the blood work. Test. Doctors. Biopsy. All necessary to get a true diagnosis. It was painful. I could barely handle being in the room at times. He cried ... We cried.. I couldn't stop it. I couldn't help him. So i did the only thing i knew would help him. What i felt like any mother would do. I had to bubble him. So i kept him away from people and their things as Much as possible. We still went in public. We still had lots of fun. I kept him as far off grid as one can in the metro area. I couldn't access the SAFE place i knew. A place where i grew up. Where my whole family did... The woods .. Where there is no virus. No harmful bacteria. Plenty of fun things to explore. There isn't many places up here like that. I can only think of a few. Like a cabin with a tree house up the side. Despite their report We were never homeless. In the last year we had moved back and forth from the city to the woods down home. But life happens and when he got sick deciding what was best for him and us wasn't open shut. There were several factors into each move. Sometimes It wasn't some marvelous mansion. (Not everyone has a Jacuzzi on the front porch like aunt jess) But there was always running water. . electricity. A roof over his head. A.C.. He was safe. He was with mommy. He was happy. Bet he was stronger than most. Inside and out. Fearless. Curious. Adamant. Caring. Inquisitive. Mechanically inclined. And he's not even 2. I NEVER STOPPED taking him to the doctors. They slowly reduced his prednisone. And every visit told me he was doing amazing. That i was doing amazing. That because of me he was becoming healthy. Lupus never goes away though.. He will always be this way. In july of 2019 we lost draiden's dad He was our rock. My partner. My best friend. And So with him went life being easier. (No jack of all trades. No muscle. No-one who understood us.) Just because it stopped being easy doesn't mean we gave up. Or stopped ever. We played together. we worked together. I couldn't trust eaving his life in someone elses hands. "I am not homeless! I live with my grandpa. I am not signing anything. I do this every damn day by myself no matter how hard. Because I am mommy. mommies have no limits. nobody's got him like mommy. Like no man has mommy but him. Ill keep doing it just the same.. Just leave me alone" These were my words when CPS came to a park in belton with a video they had gotten because some kids had come out to "base" and recorded my son playing, days before. Which i was unaware of. And i believe illegal. Because of these words. As well as many others i should speak but wont because i wouldn't want to distract you from the reason behind my petition. Because these teenagers called in that we me and my son were in the woods covered in blood. Which its obvious in the video was a lie. Because of the city officer than was falling down running with panic and his first aid kit. I thought... WTF? Why is he running ? Why does he look so scared? Should we run? His realization of the lies when he seen my son playing on a slide that went into a pool... So he left me alone with some irrefutable advice. And a helping hand I will always appreciate. Because i am a recovering addict. (With clean UAs mind you) A felon who maxed my parole with a few years violation free. (I am a felon for stealing food) Because i have 5 children before draiden that all have their own story. None of which were involuntary Termination of my rights. And some i still have rights to. Because they claimed i was HOMELESS. Even with my grandpa and cousin telling them theyre wrong that i live with them. They called in higher officers and supervisors. 3 hours of them digging for the credentials needed to sign their form to take my chronically ill baby without grounds to stand on. I begged that woman as a mother on my knees not to take my son. To take us both to a facility if needed. That i couldn't do life without him. Without knowing i made every day of what little life he could have as top most favorite awesome days in life for him. She smirked as she made me get off my knees and remove him from grandpas car and place him in hers. They're report says because i was homeless which isn't enough to remove a child. But i guess enough to put an ex parte against me. I didnt see him for 3 weeks. What about him? How did this effect his blood pressure?? The video? ...no one knows. At the 72 hour meeting after the details of that day and every hotline that had been made on my sons father.. Not me. After i spoke about my sons illness and answered all of their questions. After i provided proof of the truth. After they stated that childrens mercy checked him out within 24 hours of them taking him .... And he looked great his kidneys .. Healthy. They turned to the worker that had taken him from me and asked her her recommendations and if she had anything to say. "Shes a good mother. She takes very good care of her son. And she loves him very much" is all she said then left before court. Havent heard or seen from her since. A local community resource provider said she would fund me. Housing. Attorney. Transportation. Connections. Whatever i needed. She asked me to go take pictures of the place i had been at when the video was taken on "base". To prove that i wasnt out there living in a "hut" with my son. On my way to do so i felt as if i was being fallowed. Boxed in. So i sent 3 messages. My location. My destination. Phone number. As i was about to hit markey rd. a white extended cab with blacked out windows plate # BPD-1 almost ran me off the road on my bike. I was on the phone telling my friend i felt as if i could be in danger. Reason? Dont know. Reality? I dont care i just want my son. He picked me up and i waited til night to go more prepared. Come Morning when i made it back to town i stopped in the park to use the bathroom. 2 male officers unlocked and opened the door yanking me out and arresting me for trespassing during OPEN park hours. I havent yet been convicted for any of the charges from that day. Even so the days time cost me my job....again. Taking away my progress. ....again. The pictures gone. The resource provider took a vacation. The funding?? Gone?. My heart broken. I know this some of this sounds crazy, but it's real. You may think that i may not be a great person. But that would be judgments without knowing me. Everyday every thing i did, was for my son. He is my life. He is all i had left. Since then I've moved further north. i have a job and a place to live. all they said i needed was an address. I've been doing everything they've asked. I AM compliant. My question is what right did they have at all to continue talking to me based on the lies of some kid out muddin where he should of never been. Had he known anything about me he would have known i work there .. WITH A WHOLE CREW! ...I DID NOT LIVE THERE! Why even after my two witnesses of my address which is their address told them the information was false. where is my parental rights in that? Where are my rights in any of this?? What about draiden? His rights? My petition is to give draiden back his mommy. "His life will never be normal" said childrens mercy. So i ask you why is it fair to him to take him from the only person he knows and put him through added stress he doesn't need. Are they going to ensure that he doesn't get sick? Because a spec of bacteria can be deadly to him. Stop CPS fraud. Return our children! Return Draiden to the person who loves him enough to want everyday to be more awesome than yesterday. Give him back his mommy