It costs nearly a quarter of a million dollars annually to keep David in facility care… one barrier to bringing David home is a lack of community support. What would happen if we used the fee paid to the facility to cover staff in the home?
The thing to take from this video? Never give up hope. With David, we will always hope that there will be a time when he can be a part of society. I didn’t make this video. All copyright and trademarks are held by their respective owners and I make no claim as to ownership. Tweet #fighting4answrs
I feel like we are playing with fire here. Admittedly, David also likes to play with fire. David admitted to that too. We had blamed another child for the small fires. David claims that it was him that did the deed. We have not had any of the fires during any of the periods when David has been in facility based care. What methods can we employ do we deal with that? Sure we can keep all matches, lighters, knives, candles, and other things that could be used to hurt the family, but at what point does it become too much? In what reality is it fair for everyone in the house to live in an environment like this? Why should the other kids feel like they too are being punished for David’s deeds? Safety and Security Sure we can fill the house with fire extinguishers, we have smoke detectors