Mom Claims School Ignored Sickle Cell Son’s Pleas For Help

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    Blake Ford, 9, who attends the DC Scholars Public Charter School is currently hospitalized, after his teacher allegedly ordered him to do his work when he complained about feeling hot and sick.  Now the boy’s mom, Tyesha (pictured), is upset that her son’s cries for help were reportedly disregarded by his teacher and other staffers who knew about her child’s critical medical condition, according to East Idaho News.

    Tyesha told WJLA-TV that Blake did not feel well on Monday, and according to the miffed Mom, “He got up and told his teacher, ‘I am hot. I do not feel good.’ She said, ‘Go get some water, sit back, and do your work.’ He said he had his hand on his head on the desk. She kept saying, ‘Blake, do your work.’”

    Three hours after the fourth grader complained about feeling hot, he walked out of his classroom in an effort to seek help at the school’s office, Tyesha contends.

    Instead of calling an ambulance for Blake, Tyesha told the news outlet that the office personnel allegedly opted to place the feverish child on a school bus in the rain. Blake was later met by a relative at his bus stop, but by this time, the boy had grown considerably weak, so an ambulance was summoned to his home.

    By the time Blake arrived at the hospital, Tyesha told WJLA that her son’s fever had risen to an alarming 105 degrees and his red blood cell count was very low. Doctors also reportedly told the Mom that Blake might need a transfusion.

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