What is Shaken Baby Syndrome?

Each year in the United States alone, medical treatment is sought for an estimated 1,400-1,600 babies who have been shaken. Don’t let your child become just another statistic! Tell everyone who cares for your child “Never shake a baby!”

Monday, October 11, 2010

Shaun Dean's Story

Nine years ago my son was a victim of SBS. I was a very young mother and very scared. It's been one hard road and continues to be one. Shaun to this date has CP in the right side of his body, seizures, and AFO, and ADHD with a long list of additional medical problems. However, we never see that, he's beautiful, personable and he's everyone's best friend! We are very grateful. Sometimes tears and sometimes pain. This has changed his life, as well as mine. We are very appreciative of the small things that people don't notice. People stare, they talk, but we don't care! Today I major in Social Work and do my best to support others, not just the vitims of child abuse, but of all abuse. We never got an answer of why, but one day he will have to explain it to Shaun.

Why did you hurt him
As precious as he is
What did your eyes see
That mine never noticed
His days are now ruined
Following your empty mistake
He is but a weary child
A baby of God
Why did you do this
As you happily proceed
Do you not regret you actions
Shall he always be in pain

(I wrote this about 7 years ago. Please dont take it literally, some lines are just a feeling I had at the time.)

Kristina Timmons

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Born May 9, 2001, Shaken June 2, 2001.