[Nfbmo] Mikaela Is Home

Patti Hall patticake08 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 22 17:38:35 UTC 2010

Congratulations to Blake and Erica.  Please feel free to pass along my name 
and number as a resource as I am the mother of five children, and I'd be 
pleased to share my experience with them.  Patti Hall

----- 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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