Skip to comments.A Dying Wish
Posted on 03/22/2008 10:01:06 PM PDT by Orlando
A little girl fights for her life, and her last wish is to see her father. But that wish may not come true.
"They didn't expect her to still be here. She's fighting, day by day, minute by minute," said Vonda Yaeger, mother.
10/11 has followed the story of 10-year-old Jayci Yaeger as she battled brain tumors. Now doctors say she is about to lose that fight. Her last wish is to spend what time she has left with her father, but he is in a federal prison for drug charges.
Less than six months ago, Jayci was energetic, fun and upbeat. Now she's just a shadow of what she used to be -- lying in a hospital bed.
Jayci has brain tumors and doctors say she's dying.
I wanted to give them credit in this fight, and I ask my friends here for help too. Thank You, and God Bless... Happy Easter to all...
Sad story. But the law is the law, no release from prison for her criminal father.
I think it would be ok to work out a deal where he goes free till the girl dies, then returns to jail.
Drug charges huh...
The drug war is foolish!
I agree with Wm F Buckley ... the drug laws are stoopid.
Let this man go to his little girls side.
Agreed, just extend his sentence by the number of days he is free.
Wonder if online video could be set up so that they could communicate with each other because I don’t see he getting medical leave from the pen.
If he’s in no danger of fleeing or has a violent past, let him out for awhile. If either of those, let him visit escorted.
In previous stories the father has said he will double the time he has left. He also says he is not asking to be released, but to be with his daughter as she dies. To allow him this doesn’t bend or break any of the feds rules. The warden has sole discretion in this matter. The father is due to be moved to a halfway house soon. My heart does go out to this family. Even the father.
If he were a murderer or molester or terrorist, he'd get the red carpet out - id this doesn't meed the
Bureau of Prisons officials have reviewed inmate Yaeger's request for a compassionate release and have determined his situation does not meet the criteria set forth by the Bureau of Prisons Program ... Inmate Yaeger's request for extended placement in a Residential Re-entry Center is currently in litigation; therefore, we are unable to comment further on this request.
so sad, if he only had not done the crime, he would be there for his child
i had a former acquaintance who was in jail, awaiting trial, and his mother died, they wouldn’t let him out for her funeral, but he made his choice to break the law
if the guy is not a violent criminal, maybe something could be worked out for the little girl’s sake, not her father’s
And they wonder why people have little respect for the law....
Dont recall the source...but the law is indeed an ass...
There is a basic lack of humanity here...the request is not for the fatheror HIS needs......the request is for the dying child and HER needs....
Dig us up some contact info...
“The warden has sole discretion in this matter.”
Anyone have contact info for this warden? Dad committed the crime(s) and should pay the price, but his daughter didn’t.
Lord have mercy, where’s the compassion of this warden? This little girl didn’t commit the crime, what would hurt to let this convict spend a little time with the dying girl?
He’s not a violent criminal, for goodness sakes.
If paying the overtime for escorts is an issue, shoot, we’ll take up a collection to defray the costs.
“Mercy triumphs over justice.”
I saw this on the news earlier. So sad.
“There is a basic lack of humanity here...the request is not for the fatheror HIS needs......the request is for the dying child and HER needs....”
Exactly. It’s about the little girl and her last wish, not the father.
The child is losing her will to fight...
The love of a father is strong...Love can heal...It’s a very powerful force of God...or should I say..from GOD
I say to you...
If those in Congress were to be tested today for drugs...
I bet you that 50%+ would fail.