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    April 19, 2019 at 4:08 PM #596

    This sweet baby lost her life a few days after a violent encounter with a bully. How does one as a parent process that? In addition to this, her death was ruled to be from natural causes; an abnormality called arteriovenous malformation (AVM). Mind, the symptoms for this had begun over two years ago, and she was brought in for it six times. The dilemma of losing a child under these circumstances is a tragedy alone, but when she had given her complaints over to the health care system only for them to have seemingly done very little, that is a double tragedy.

    For me, this is personal. I am deeply saddened by this chain of events because there are things that could have been done to prevent this. I am frustrated with the health care system as a whole and how it treats Blacks and even deeply Black women.

    I took my two youngest children to the ER this year twice concurrently for the exact same problem. It was mind blowing how little treatment or concern they showed to my baby girl whose symptoms were actually worse than her brother’s. The first time, I ended up having to go back three times for her before they finally did enough to see that she had Pneumonia and RSV and was very sick.

    I just don’t get it. I just DON’T get it. When doctors and hospitals are dismissive of a Black woman’s claims. Don’t get me started on my experience. Aye yi yi.

    This poor baby could have had preventative medical care had the doctors dug a little deeper. She could have been more protected from the school bully had the school officials initiated more concern. Now, we add her name to an ever growing list of souls who were failed by our broken society. Raniya Wright, you will not be forgotten, and your story will always be in my heart. Rest easy, Sweetie. Rest easy.

  1. WPPosts:
    July 25, 2019 at 12:27 AM #698

    Today, I went to the beach with my kids. I found
    a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell to her ear
    and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.

    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely off topic but
    I had to tell someone!

  2. LZPosts:
    July 26, 2019 at 10:28 AM #700

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    • admin
      Posts: 3
      July 26, 2019 at 6:22 PM #702

      Thank you, LZ! I am glad that you have taken an interest in my blogs and content. I hope to post more in the near future along with updates for my album!

      Bandy 🙂

  3. GPPosts:
    September 16, 2019 at 6:06 AM #746

    Hi there! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering if
    you knew where I could locate a captcha plugin for my comment form?
    I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having
    trouble finding one? Thanks a lot!

    • admin
      Posts: 3
      September 30, 2019 at 2:40 AM #749

      Hi GP!

      I am actually unsure about that. My site didn’t originally have CAPTCHA (that I was aware of), and I believe that it was etched in at some point during one of my sites automatic upgrades. If you click on “Dashboard” and scroll down, you should see a “Plug in” tab. Click on “Add New”, and then search for CAPTCHA there. Hope that helps!


  4. VIPosts:
    September 29, 2019 at 6:42 PM #748

    Very descriptive blog, I enjoyed that bit. Will there be a part 2?

    • admin
      Posts: 3
      September 30, 2019 at 2:43 AM #750

      Hi Vi!

      I do appreciate you stopping by and reading this piece! There are no immediate plans at the moment for a part 2. Though, I know I will be revisiting this topic again in due time since it is so personal & near to my heart.

      ~Bandy ❤