Couple trying to get son back from DSHS after state alleged possible ‘medical abuse by parents’
TACOMA –The parents of a 9-year-old who’s birthday request for cards and stickers went internationally viral earlier this year are fighting back after the state removed the boy from their care after accusations of ‘medical abuse by the parents’ were made.
Thomas and Brandi Everson plan to hire lawyers after the Department of Social and Human Services took custody Bubby over the weekend.
“I just want my baby. They had no right,” Brandi Everson said Tuesday.
The Eversons say police were at their door on Friday to remove Bubby from their home. Bubby’s family says he suffers from several medical conditions, such as autism, cerebral palsy and other ailments.
His family has said they feared his ninth birthday that he celebrated a couple months ago might be his last. But DSHS officials dispute that and have handed the Eversons a stack of allegations against them.
According to DSHS, Bubby doesn't have a medical condition that would cause him to die. The allegations by the state show that officials worry the Eversons are using Bubby to gain money and attention.
Brandi said, "Prove it. They have to provide evidence. They have the burden of proof. They have to provide evidence and we’re going to take them to court if we absolutely have to."
The family will have their first hearing to try to get Bubby back on Wednesday.