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School Threatens To Fine Mother If She Takes Her Terminally-Ill Son On A 'Last Holiday'

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Updated 07/22/2014 7:22pm
School Threatens To Fine Mother If She Takes Her Terminally-Ill Son On A 'Last Holiday'
Media Courtesy of Facebook/The Telegraph

Jonathan Frahm

Staff Writer @JNoodles_

Can you believe this!? Maxine Ingrouille-Kidd, mother to a terminally-ill 13-year-old boy named Curtis, is facing a £120 (about $200) fine if she goes through with plans to take him on what could be his "last holiday" before death. The ones aiming to sue her for going through with this? Curtis' school, of all entities. Even given the school's altered policy that parents can only take their children on leave during the working year under "exceptional circumstances", it can be argued that Curtis' cerebral palsy, being a blinded quadriplegic, and his prognosis of living for only another 6 years max is more than "exceptional." To deny a child what truly could be his final year alive, given that doctors have claimed he will pass away anywhere between 14 and 19 years of age, is cruel, regardless of how "official" a denier is. Maxine had previously tried to book a trip during the school's official holiday time off, but was told disabled cabins that Curtis would need to reside in were not available during that time. When she turned in a request for a holiday form from the school later on, she was "flabbergasted" to receive a "no" in response. Well, now it's pretty much world news, and an online petition by campaign group 38 Degrees contesting against the school's strict new policies has nearly a quarter of a million signatures! Hopefully with this massive support, Curtis will get the final holiday that he deserves and the school will continue to fall under scrutiny until it redacts its ridiculous processes. Keep Up With PopWrapped On The Web!

     
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