Another sad example of Jehovah's Witness parents choosing obedience to gravely flawed doctrine over the life of their child.
In this case the girl's heart condition may very well have caused her to succumb regardless of medical decisions made. But that isn't the point this time.
She is from Australia and her JW parents flew her all the way to the US because there is a specific hospital in Ohio that is internally famous (amongst JWs) for its efforts to avoid giving blood transfusions to JW patients even when they need one.
Her condition took a turn for the worse and she is terminal. She could not get home because the cost for a flight that can accommodate her medical needs is $150,000.
Here is the worst part. The JW organization's televangelism arm, know as JW Broadcasting, actually featured this young girl in their February episode. But not for the reasons you might wish. It wasn't to help her. It was to help their own interests.
She was cast in their episode as a brave young girl who was baptized in the faith and is someone to look up to because she has endured so much due to her heart condition.
At no point do they mention that she is dying.
At no point do they mention that she has been stranded in the US due to vastly expensive flight it would take to get her back home
At no point do they mention that leadership's gravely flawed doctrine that prohibits blood transfusions as well as the acceptance of white cells, red cells, platelets and plasma is the reason her parents flew he to the US to begin with (so she could be in a hospital that wouldn't challenge her religious convictions)
At no point do they mention that a gofundme page has been started to help raise money to send her home
At no point do they mention that of all the contributions received, not one penny was donated by the JW organization itself.
And the reason? Leadership simply does not care. It has one concern and one concern only. Brand expansion.
It will gladly feature a young lady like Phelicity for the purpose of producing video propaganda. But when it has the opportunity to provide charitable assistance during the final days of the very person they exploited, they are nowhere to be found.
They recklessly take lives with their doctrine, and they disrespect those same lives as they take them.