By Gemma Greene, blackdoctor.org
How far do you think a mother go if she thinks her child is sick? We’ve heard of overprotective moms, but what about moms who may be delusional about their children? That’s what the court will find out in the case of the mother of eight-year-old Christopher Bowen of Dallas. He has reportedly been hospitalized more than 300 times and undergone 13 major surgeries, but doctors say he’s not sick–at all.
According to Huffington Post, In 2014, when Christopher was 5, his mother, Kaylene Bowen-Wright, was telling everybody including the boy’s father, Ryan Crawford, that Christopher had a rare life-threatening condition that affected his oxygen supply and suffered a rare genetic disorder and, later, cancer. She said he’d been diagnosed at age 2.
“Christopher has trouble breathing so basically, his lungs ― and body ― doesn’t get the oxygen it needs, so he gets tired,” she told WFAA-TV. “He can’t play as long as the normal kids.” The interview was conducted during a bike rally intended to raise $30,000 for Christopher’s care.