[Nfbmo] Mikaela Is Home

Eugene Coulter escoulter at centurytel.net
Wed Jul 21 03:07:33 UTC 2010

This is a wonderful answer to the often asked question:
"Why the NFB?"
Results like this one make the 35 years of manning the barricades all worth 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shelia Wright" <sbwright95 at att.net>
To: "'NFB of Missouri Mailing List'" <nfbmo at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 9:46 PM
Subject: [Nfbmo] Mikaela Is Home

> We learned early this morning that the Missouri Division of Children's
> Services wanted to settle and released Mikaela to her parents just hours
> before the hearing. Blake and Erika are very happy to have their baby at
> home where she belongs. This is truly a victory for them but it cannot be
> the end of this case.
> There have been several interviews already with the media this afternoon.
> The NFB of Missouri will be working with the attorney and the parents to
> proceed with litigation. The injustice cannot be undone; Nor can these
> parents regain precious time they should have had with their newborn. We
> must work to be sure this does not happen to other blind couples when they
> enter a hospital to have their baby.
> More will be forthcoming in the days to come.
> Shelia Wright
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