Macomb County man facing disturbing child and animal abuse charges
Darius Julius Hammond Swan is in custody Friday (March 4) on a $1M bond. Warren police and the U.S. Marshals picked Hammond-Swan up Friday after three-month-old twins were taken to Children’s Hospital with terrible injuries. One of the babies suffered a fractured skull while the other had fluid on the brain.
GoFundMe started for 14-year-old girl seriously injured in Lapeer County crash
LAPEER COUNTY, MI—A GoFundMe has been set up to help the family of a 14-year-old girl who was severely injured in a crash involving a suspected drunken driver. Shelly Gill, her husband Paul Gill, 51, and their daughter all had to be extricated from the vehicle by Lapeer City Fire and Rescue, police said. When the Hummer hit the Gill’s vehicle, the crash propelled the vehicle forward and into a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado, police said. Chase was the lone occupant in the Hummer and was arrested and taken to McLaren in Lapeer. He was eventually lodged in the Lapeer County Jail on a $500,000 cash/surety bond.mlive.com
Michigan man charged with murder in 3-year-old girl’s beating death
PONTIAC, MI – A Pontiac man is accused of beating and abusing his girlfriend’s daughter so badly that she died, according to officials in Oakland County. Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said in a release Sunday night, that Shean Troy Amerson, 23, has been charged with felony murder and first-degree child abuse in the death of 3-year-old Aziya Matthews. Matthews was found unconscious and not breathing when deputies responded to a home in 1500 block of Grandville Court on Dec. 18. She was taken to the hospital and later transferred to Children’s Hospital in Detroit where she died on Dec. 20, according to police. He is scheduled to appear in 50th District Court in Pontiac on Jan. 4.mlive.com
Community mourns death of 6-year-old; hit and run driver turns himself in
Mourners stand at the casket of 6-year-old Batoul Al Fadawi at her funeral in Dearborn Heights. Photo: Imad Mohamad/The Arab American NewsDEARBORN – Tragedy struck the community when a 6-year-old was struck and killed by a driver on a residential street in Dearborn on Sunday. Upon arrival, officers discovered that Batoul Haidar Al Fadawi had severe injuries and determined that the vehicle involved failed to stop after hitting her. One of Al Fadawi ‘s teachers spoke at the funeral. A candlelight vigil was held for Al Fadawi on Bingham street on Tuesday.arabamericannews.com
C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital top children’s hospital in Michigan, No. 3 in Midwest, rankings say
Mott Children’s Hospital has been ranked as the best in Michigan and No. Mott was nationally ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties evaluated in the 2021-22 Best Children’s Hospital rankings, including No. 17 rankings in both nephrology and pulmonology and lung surgery. Hospitals were ranked based on how well they performed in areas including patient outcomes, available clinical resources and compliance with best practices. “Our exceptional care and advanced research will continue leading Michigan children toward healthy outcomes, as we work to beat this virus.”Specific rankings for Mott Children’s Hospital in the 10 different specialties include:Nephrology: No.mlive.com
11-year-old boy rings bell, signaling end of cancer treatment
DETROIT – An 11-year-old, who battled and now overcome cancer twice in his lifetime, rang the bell to signal the end of his treatment. After several months, Pedro Martinez was able to leave Children’s Hospital. He experienced a relapse earlier this year and had to receive a bone marrow transplant from his father. (This year) 2020 has been a tough year for all of us, and it’s moments like this that really brings us together,” said Kathy Donovan, chief executive officer of Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Children’s Hospital of Michigan is home to the region’s only pediatric bone marrow transplant unit.
Southfield woman found alive at funeral home after wrongfully being declared dead dies
DETROIT – Timesha Beauchamp died at Children’s Hospital today after being wrongly declared dead eight weeks ago and then found alive a short time later inside a Detroit funeral home. The 20-year-old’s family believes that if the paramedics did their job correctly that day she would still be alive. That is when the Southfield paramedics arrived and tried to resuscitate her. The Beauchamp family released a statement that read, "Our whole family is devastated. “The City of Southfield sends its deepest sympathies to the Timesha Beauchamp family on her passing.
Radiothon raises nearly $100,000 for Hurley’s Children’s Hospital
FLINT, MI — A children’s hospital in Flint partnered with several local radio stations to raise $94,915 for its many services and programs that benefit young patients battling cancer and other illnesses. The first and annual “Let’s Make Miracles” radiothon event for Hurley’s Children’s Hospital raised $94,915, with the help of radio stations CARS 108, Club 93.7, Banana 101.5, US 103.1 and 1470 WFNT. During the event, station talent shared heart-warming stories with Mid-Michigan families about their experiences at Hurley Children’s Hospital. The hospital plans to purchase virtual reality goggles that help children focus on fun things while they’re in their hospital bed. Related news:Hurley Children’s Hospital wins $50K online contest for third year in a rowGrandson of Crim founder helps raise over $100K for Flint organization with ultramarathonmlive.com
Michigan woman dies at hospital, months after erroneously being declared dead
SOUTHFIELD, MI – A woman who was falsely declared dead by EMS paramedics in Southfield has died. Geoffrey Fieger, attorney for the family of Timesha Beauchamp, 20, said she died peacefully at Children’s Hospital in Detroit on Sunday, Oct. 18. Fieger said she died as a result of massive brain damage suffered when Southfield paramedics wrongly declared her dead and failed to provide her much needed oxygen. All the telemetry evidence shows that Timesha was alive when EMS declared her dead,” the nationally known trial attorney said on Oct. 8. RELATED: Chief describes ‘Lazarus syndrome’ of Michigan woman declared dead, found alive“As a result of being declared dead, she was left without oxygen for 4 hours, suffering severe hypoxic brain damage.mlive.com
'She isn’t coming back’: Southfield woman found alive at funeral home dies at hospital 8 weeks later
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – A 20-year-old Southfield woman declared dead, then later found alive at a funeral home, has died from brain damage eight weeks after being found. After several attempts to revive her, Southfield paramedics declared her dead. READ: Family of woman declared dead, later found alive sues city of SouthfieldGeoffrey Fieger, a lawyer for the family, announced the death of Timesha Beauchamp. READ: How Southfield mother found out her daughter, declared dead hours before, was still aliveA $50 million lawsuit was filed against Southfield EMS Paramedics for declaring Beauchamp dead. Watch -- Report from Sept. 24, 2020: Police records: Paramedics performed CPR for 30 minutes on Southfield woman declared dead, later found alive