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A tragedy

I dont usually involve myself in internet wars, but I couldnt pass this one by, I was rather disturbed upon seeing the news that a 2 year old boy had passed away – that a few select people took it upon themselves to try and inflict even more pain to this family…so without further delay…and yes, I would have emailed? Except there is no contact info for said person.

Madison McGraw:

First off, I have to wonder why you would waste your time with something that you apparently care nothing about, if it bothers you so much, why not leave the subject alone, why inflict more pain upon a family who has already suffered a great tragedy?

What is it that you are trying to gain by this. Devoting your time to reading all of her tweets, devoting two blog post, and countless twitters of your own to this woman, and perhaps the worse thing that has happened to her. Exposing what you consider to be the truth, but what really is just your perspective of something that happened, her life. Not yours.

I wonder, do you really not have enough to do? Do you need a hobby? A part time job? Have you not had anything happen in your life that is worth talking about?

No, I don’t know you. I don’t know her. Infact, I know very little about the story. But I have read enough. I have read that a little boy died, as a result of an accident involving a swimming pool…and that is all I need to read to know that there is a family, whos lives have been forever changed, and they don’t need any of YOUR help to change them anymore for the worse.

I suggest that you get a life, and when something happens to you – because hello karma – don’t come looking for sympathy.

** Reference to what Im talking about: Twitter / Blog **

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8 thoughts on “A tragedy”

  1. “I wonder, do you really not have enough to do? Do you need a hobby? A part time job? Have you not had anything happen in your life that is worth talking about?”

    Searching for her 15 minutes of fame…and she’s getting infamy instead.

    “I suggest that you get a life, and when something happens to you – because hello karma – don’t come looking for sympathy.”

    Exactly.

    Thanks for posting this.

  2. Thank you so much for posting this. All our thoughts and prayers are with Shellie and her precious baby boy in heaven. Madison McGraw has no heart, no soul and no clue at all. May God have mercy on her for her negative postings, thoughts and may Karma be a bitch.

  3. A tragedy, yes – and all my sympathy goes out to the family.

    A heartless witch for contacting the family? Yes. And very uncalled for to make any accusations without knowing the situation.

    I don’t know the situation, but thinking about the story where a child drowned while a mother was online buying shoes, the death of a 9 month old while the father was playing Everquest, a 3 year olds death where Everquest contributed, and several deaths international attributed to World of Warcraft say that questioning whether parents that are supervising their children get too caught up with online activities is valid. I am not saying that she should question this mother, but the larger societal question remains.

  4. greenlasagna – Thanks for the feed back.

    Tanya – I agree. 110%

    Amy – Im glad that you agree, most of the way atleast. I do have to put the question out there – are you trying to say that before the internet, no children died? Because I do not think that was the case.

  5. I don’t think Amy is blaming the Internet for these deaths–but rather saying that as a society we may need to examine if an addition to the Internet has contributed to some preventable deaths. The Internet is more distracting than many other pastimes we had available prior to this era, and it is a valid thing to discuss.

    But not now.

    Not directed at this mom.

    There is a time and a place and a way to advocate on these issues without making accusations against a grieving mom, based on speculations. We are not detectives. We have no business launching investigations and publicly posting conspiracy theories. What this McGraw person is doing is disgusting, through and through.

    Right now, the focus should be on helping a member of our community and her family.

  6. I am very sorry to hear about this tragedy.

    The one who is accusing a grieving mother of negligence in the death of her child, needs to seriously reconsider common etiquette and decency. There is such a thing as discretion, which, while it clearly did not exist with the accuser, does in fact exist in the real world. I am shocked and angered at anyone who musters up the audacity to blatantly, initially, and without authority, accuse someone of such terrible things, -especially while that person is clearly still in mourning. Such people need to learn the meaning and significance in “Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn” Clearly now is the worst time to add guilt to a mother who just lost her child. Kicking someone when they are down, is one of the lowest acts humanly possible. There is a time and a place for everything that deserves to exist, and if this needs to be investigated I am confident it will be looked into…in the right time and manner.

  7. Oh sure, children died before the internet. People also died before the auto was invented, but a whole lot of people die in auto accidents every year.

    I agree with you, Candace. All my love goes out to this family, and I can’t even imagine what I would do if something like that happened to my young children. Total devastation.

    I’m also the wife of an airline pilot, and I unfortunately realize that people can talk all the time about safety and trying to make things better but it takes the loss of life and an airplane crash for anything to actually be done.

    Separate from the tragedy that happened to this family, maybe some good can come from Ms. McGraw’s horrible acts and seemingly baseless accusations. I’m definitely taking stock of how much I am on the computer/internet, because maybe we are more consumed by electronic activities than we believe.

  8. I agree – maybe some good can come of it, and as Amanda mentioned – “There is a time and a place for everything that deserves to exist, and if this needs to be investigated I am confident it will be looked into…in the right time and manner.”

    There are ways to go about things, and while it may or may not be true that she was spending too much time on the internet – I do however, think that there are other ways to go about pointing this out rather than jumping on a mother minutes after her son tragically passed away.

    Thanks for your comment, you all have some good points. 🙂

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