Despite his young age, it’s really hard to imagine the kind of tragedy 3-year-old boy Tony Smith had to go through because of his abusive parents. In fact, the little child had to have both of his legs amputated.
In a This Morning feature, we learn that Tony was merely 41 days old when he was violently swung around by his ankles. It resulted to him having a fracture as well as sepsis and multiple organ failure. He was rushed to a hospital and doctors thought he didn’t have a big chance of surviving.
Since he was little, Tony Smith has been physically abused by his parents.
When he was 4 months, Tony was entrusted to Paula and Mark Hogell to keep him away from Tony Smith and Jody Simpson, his birth parents, although they were still permitted to visit him in the hospital.
Initially, the two claimed that the injuries were result of an accident. However, it has been eventually discovered the couple didn’t even seek medical attention for 10 days explaining they were “waiting for someone to come and fix their boiler,” a report said.
Moreover, the couple continued abusing the poor boy even when he was no longer living with them. At one point, they “pulled down his case and snapped the split in Tony’s leg, leaving it without support,” Unilad wrote.
Fortunately, the boy is a survivor!
In an interview with This Morning, Paula and Mick appeared for an interview to share their side of the story. Although the couple already had seven children, they loving added Tony to their family.
“I was given very little background other than his limbs were broken, which I thought… ‘bones mend’.
“Seeing him initially with two plaster casts on his legs, I thought they would just mend. His big brown eyes, he was tiny, so tiny.”
Eventually, the boy’s foster parents were allowed to learn the true details of what happened after they decide to adopt him.
Naturally, Paula was shocked about it.
“I just broke down in tears and said ‘I can’t listen anymore’. It wasn’t what I was expecting,” Paula admitted.
The infection later got so bad the doctors were left without a choice but to amputate both legs. “It was absolutely heartbreaking, I don’t think we’ve cried so many tears,” she added.
Paula and Mick decided to take legal action and reopen Tony’s case.
Although CPS dropped the case in the past due to lack of evidence, the adoptive parents wanted the cruel couple punished for their doings. So they filed a petition with their MP and local crime commissioner. This resulted to the Smith and Simpson getting a 10-year sentence.
Pit Bull Keeps Toddler Company For Two Days As Little Girl Wanders Into The Woods Alone
Fortunately, both returned home unharmed.
While some people are advised against owning pit bulls, reasoning that the breed is unpredictable and aggressive, one family hails their pit bull pet for saving a family member. For them, they would have not reunited with the two-year-old Charlee Campbell if not because of their dog, Penny.
The Campbell toddler went missing from her grandmother's home in Lebanon Junction, Kentucky recently, and was believed to have wandered into the woods. While Charlee is now out of the woods, literally and figuratively speaking, her family believes that she would have not been found if not because of Penny.
It is believed that Penny kept the 2-year-old Charlee company during her 2-day disappearance.
Cockroach Bread That ‘Tastes Like Peanuts’ Could End World Hunger, Prevent Global Warming
Scientists say that cockroaches are “really good and tasty!”
How far would people go to save the world from hunger and climate change? A group of Brazilian researchers has an interesting solution that could solve world hunger and global warming. The scientists have made a special bread that is reportedly cost-efficient and delicious at the same time. But are people truly ready to eat cockroach bread?
The researchers at the Federal University of Rio Grande (FURG) have proposed adding cockroaches into bread for a high protein snack. However, these critters are not the usual cockroach you might find running around in your home. According to Lauren Mengon, the Nauphoeta cinerea or "lobster roaches" are bred in captivity and are only fed fruits and vegetables.
The scientists used speckled cockroaches for their special bread.
Car Owner Hit By Meteorite Asks Payment From Church After Insurance Calls it Act of God
He told the priest to ask his Master what he can do about the car damage.
Putting a number on the chances of getting hit by a meteorite or any of the so-called 'act of God' is as difficult as it is rare, studies say. However, Percy England of Barwell, England would probably disagree. It was, in fact, an alleged 'act of God' that hit him and his dream, and on Christmas Eve too!
Imagine finding your brand new car with a hole in the bonnet? You probably feel hatred deep down your bones for whoever did it to you. It was perhaps this feeling that filled Percy, after he finds his beloved and brand new Vauxhall Viva damaged by a meteorite on the Christmas Eve of 1965.
Days before Christmas, Percy had bought a Vauxhall Viva HA 1057cc, a small family car, for himself and his family, only to find it damaged on Christmas Eve.
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