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Family Escapes From Doctors

May 5, 2008 permalink

Here is a story of a mother, Denise Watier, who escaped from her doctors with her three children. The CCAS says a boy, Mekhi, age 8, needs medical care, but does not specify what the problem is, or the treatment. Similar claims last year about Alana Livas (Nov 30 and Dec 5) turned out to be a hoax, so we are skeptical that the boy in this case is in need of help. Maybe the mother feels that the doctors are doing more harm than good.



Officials concerned about boy missing with mother

Denise Watier and two of her children, Brianna and Mekhi.
Denise Watier and two of her children, Brianna and Mekhi.

May 02, 2008, Sarah Boesveld, Staff Reporter

A Toronto mother and her three children have gone missing and officials are concerned for the health of her 8-year-old son, who suffers from a serious medical condition.

Police and the Catholic Children's Aid Society of Toronto are asking the public to help find Denise Watier and her children, four-month-old baby Ayden, 5-year-old Brianna and 8-year-old Mekhi.

They haven't been seen since March, police say.

Watier has missed an appointment for Mehki, who has had his medical condition since birth.

CCAS spokesperson Anne Rappé said she couldn't elaborate on what kind of illness Mehki has, but did say he needs regular medication to keep healthy.

She said doctors at the Hospital for Sick Children - the only place Mehki can receive treatment - were concerned after Watier not only missed the appointment, but also failed to pick up the child's medication.

"We have been working closely with police on this," Rappe said. "The most important thing is the safety of the children."

Rappe says the CCAS has been working with the Watier family. The children are not in full custody of the aid agency.

Anyone who has seen or heard from the Watiers or knows the family's whereabouts is asked to call the CCAS at 416-395-1500.

Source: Toronto Star

Addendum: Since there are no names, we cannot be sure, but the article below, reporting on the capture of a child, may be the same case, though the ages are not consistent.



Kidnapped toddler found in Orangeville Saturday

Tuesday May 6 2008

A 22-month-old child kidnapped from social services was found safe and sound in Orangeville Saturday morning (May 3). The toddler's mother, 17, is charged with abduction in contravention of a custody order.

The child was taken from the Jewish Family and Child Services office in Vaughan the afternoon of April 28. During a subsequent investigation York Regional Police confirmed a sighting of the child's mother in Etobicoke and, as a result, they were able to track the girl to an Orangeville home. In good health, the child has been returned to Jewish Family and Child Services.

Source: Orangeville Banner