Sunday, February 28, 2010

NY mom had obsessed over dead son's autism

Jordan, 49, twice-divorced and living in New York, brought her only child to the Peninsula Hotel on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue on Feb. 3. She paid cash for two nights in a $2,300-a-night suite. After posting a "Do Not Disturb" sign on the door, she double-locked it and jammed it with a chair.

Inside, prosecutors say she fed Jude a fatal overdose of various prescription drugs and took pills herself. Two days later, police alerted by a concerned relative burst in and found her semiconscious on the floor, "babbling incoherently," with a faint pulse. Her son lay dead in his pajamas, face up on the bed.

This is a very sad story. I believe if this woman had not become so isolated and had a support of parents dealing with the same thing she would not have felt such desperation. My heart goes out to the ones who knew this family.

It is my hope that we all remember that many people deal with unspoken pain so we should reach out with a kind word when we can. It can make all the difference in someones life.

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