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I faked my son's terminal cancer

I faked my son's terminal cancer

She continually concocted the stories to doctors, who became suspicious two years ago, and contacted Child Protective Services, according to NBC Dallas Fort-Worth.

"Every single [time] she went into [the] courtroom, she would say Christopher is dying", Crawford said. 'It didn't make sense because I never saw him throw up any milk'.

According to various reports, Bowen managed to raise thousands of dollars online through social media by claiming that her son was suffering from terminal cancer and needed a lung transplant, heart surgery, and leg braces.

Pic: Getty ImagesA Texas mother has been arrested after taking her son to hospital 323 times in what the child's father says is a case of Munchausen by proxy.

CPS finally launched an investigation into Bowen last month after she brought her son to Cook Children's Medical Center yet again, saying he had a seizure, but there was no evidence of any medical issues, according to the KXAS report.

Kaylene Bowen, the child's mother, has allegedly kept her son confined to a wheelchair, telling him and others he had a rare degenerative disorder that required him to be fed with the help of a feeding tube.

The now-separated couple started dating in 2009 when Bowen found out she was pregnant.

"I was at a club and she seemed like a nice woman". She was pleasant, pretty. He argues that CPS should have never put him under foster care and that he always knew Bowen wasn't a good mother, so much so that he previously tried to alert them about her ways.

Now, Crawford said he is anxious that, rather than his son, Bowen may actually be the one with the medical condition.

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Mr Crawford believes his now ex-wife suffers from a medical condition called Muchhausen by Proxy, or MSBP.

MSBP is a "mental health problem in which a caregiver makes up or causes an illness or injury in a person under his or her care" which is often times a child, according to WebMD.

The behaviour may stem from "poor self-esteem, stress, anxiety" or a need for attention, the medical website said.

'The issues escalated to eventually she claimed that my son was dying. "I need my son in my life and my son needs me in [his] life". "He just needed - not even extra care - he was fine", the dad added.

Christopher BowenChristopher Bowen father: No one believed me; the system failed my son.

'He could have died, Only God saved him'.

Court documents revealed Bowen placed Christopher in hospice care around the time she attempted to get his name on the lung transplant list.

It's horrific to think that a mother would put her own child through so many serious medical procedures for no reason, and that through it all, the system would completely ignore the father's concerns.


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