Sandy Ridge, NC – On April 22, William Plaster Jr. and Shannon Fortenberry had their 4-month-old son seen in the emergency room at Morehead Memorial Hospital. An examination of the infant revealed three broken ribs, a broken right leg and severe head trauma that resulted in retinal and brain hemorrhaging. An MRI showed signs of healing ribs, a sure sign of previous abuse. The baby boy is currently in a permanent vegetative state with irreversible neurological damage – he is not expected to survive.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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