Mother On Trial for Poisoning Healthy Daughter With Chemo Drugs
A 4-year-old girl in Australia was hospitalized after her mother poisoned her with cancer drugs.
The girl's mother admitted that she gave her healthy daughter the chemotherapy drugs she bought online.
On Wednesday the 22-year-old woman from the Gold Coast Australia pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm on her 4-year-old daughter by administering chemotherapy drugs from July 2012 to April of this year. The woman, who is not named to protect her child's identity, has been in custody since April, according to the Daily News.
The girl, who didn't have cancer, became critically ill after taking the drugs. She was later hospitalized.
The mother had reportedly created a Facebook page, which garnered over 8,000 supporters, about her daughter's illness, and used it to request donations to help with medical expenses.
"I have come to realize that my life and my childrens (sic) life was never ment (sic) to be easy," the woman wrote in a post before her arrest in April according to Television New Zealand.
"Someone, somewhere is testing us so greatly. My faith is somewhat shaken but I know after shattering into a million pieces, we as a family will pick ourselves up and try to fit these broken pieces back together," she wrote.
Many online supporters on Facebook were outraged after they learned of the mother's arrest.
In response, the girl's grandfather posted a message asking people to "save the hate" and pray for his granddaughter.
"Can I ask you save the hate and turn all your focus to positive prayerful thoughts for our gorgeous baby, number one priority is to get her well," he wrote.
The mother, who has already gone to court in Brisbane, is now awaiting her sentence.