Aislinn's Treasures The Promise and Invitation
by Michelle D. Voss-Shelley

 

Recovery has been very hard for Aislinn after being abused by a home healthcare nurse.  Blankets have temporarily covered the bruises, healing incisions, and absorbed the never ending tears. Big sister's hugs offer some healing benefits when visions of The Monster creep into Aislinn's head to haunt her. It will take a long time to heal the mental wounds.

 

 

Magical ponies watch over her during the night to help ward off post traumatic episodes and diabilating nightmares.

 

 

 

She has gathered with passionate soldiers who became additional protectors.

 

 

 

 

She wished upon many shooting stars to stop the nightmares, the panic attacks, the fear of the lift system, fear of the changing table and fear of her own bed.

 

 

 

She has held onto the her mommy's promise to make a her world safer.  She has believed her mommy would follow through to make Colorado safer for all of her special needs friends and others requiring medical care.  She knew her mommy's efforts in working with a lobbyist and the Executive Director of the Colorado Nurses Association would eventually payoff.

 

 

 

Many of you reached out to Aislinn and her family asking what you could do to help.  Many of you have already helped. You may have shared or read the 9News episodes or the other blogs about The Monster.  You now have an opportunity to help support a new bill 17-1121 on February 16, 2017 at 1:30pm at the Capital in the House Committee Room 271. Please join me as I testify in support the new bill 17-1121 that will require applicants for initial licensure or certification, as well as current licenses and certificate holders, to submit finger-based criminal history record check for nurses, Certified nurse aides, medical doctors, dentists, veterinarians and much more.... 

 

Love, 

Michelle Voss-Shelley

(Mom to 10 year old Aislinn living with a miscoded GRIN1 gene) 

(butterflyicebaby@gmail.com)

Aislinn’s Treasures Saving Private Ice
by Michelle D. Voss-Shelley

 

It has been a very difficult time for Aislinn and the rest of her family after the discovery of the nurse abuse.  The outcome the charges have left us in the wake of disbelief and on a mission for change.  We have been left in the trenches badly wounded and huddled together clinging on to a life that is unrecognizable.

 

 

 

Touched by my blogs for Miracles for Mito and the sheer trauma we have been through a life line came in from a dear friend.  My friend has an idea to help rescue Aislinn.

 

 

 

The idea was to gather with a group of American veterans to share in a meal, life experiences, and bond.  It was the beginning of what would be a beautiful experience with the United States Veterans Riding Club.

 

 

 

The doors were opened wide for Aislinn at TREA.  She was welcomed and honored.

 

 

 

 

We shared a delicious meal.  We felt safe.  We fell in love with many American veterans like MacGuyver, Tinkerbell, Chick, Spanky, and Cherriedragon!

    

 

 

Much to Aislinn’s surprise, there was a raffle.  Even the pajama party next door joined in pouring in their band’s music and support.  She laughed when raffle ticket holders won a few “sewing kits”.

 

 

 

"Aim High ... Fly-Fight-Win" was exactly what this event was all about.  "Non sibi sed patriae" which loosely means "Not for self but for country" speaks volumes.  This selfless night brought together the wounded, the brave, and community.  "This We'll Defend" is without doubt the message delivered to Aislinn. She has a larger tribe willing and able to protect her.  “Semper Fidelis” means “Always Faithful” will forever resonate in Aislinn’s heart. 

 

 

Mission accomplished…

 

 

THANK YOU for saving Private Ice!!!!!

 

 

Love, 

Michelle Voss-Shelley

(Mom to 10 year old Aislinn living with a miscoded GRIN1 gene) 

(butterflyicebaby@gmail.com)

Aislinn's Treasures A Mercy Sentencing with Words of Wisdom
by Michelle D. Voss-Shelley


 

 

I have thought long and hard about how to write this blog.  Should it be about my disappointment in the outcome of the case with The Monster or deep sadness because I failed Aislinn or the trauma my entire family must overcome or words of wisdom for my tribe?   With a bit of skill, perhaps I can talk about all of them...

 

 

 

We gathered in Courtroom #5 and we did not start on time.  I would like to think the emails sent prior to the arraignment echoing our sentiment for justice caused the delay. Love my tribe!

 

During the arraignment, The Monster was emotionless, showed no remorse, and was without any apology to Aislinn or her family.  

The Voice was given the opprotunity to address the judge.  Aislinn's daddy read the family's statement and pleaded for more justice.  The Voice brought color to the black and white Docket that was in from of the Judge.  Her big rough and tough daddy moved many people in the courtroom including other people not affiliated with the case.   

 

 

 

Despite The Voice's tireless efforts, The Monster received a gift of a lifetime at the expense of Aislinn's emotional, physical and mental trauma.  A plea bargain brought down the two counts of class six felonies to a class one misdemeanor.  Her sentencing included 3 year's probation, required anger management classes, and a psychological evaluation,  The most appalling thing is she kept her nursing license.  The Voice's statement to the judge only gained 200 hours of community service.    The plea deal was a long way for giving Aislinn any true and equal justice.  The canned responce in a 9News interview from the District Atrtorney's office added salt to our wounds. (See http://www.9news.com/news/crime/no-jail-time-for-nurse-caught-on-camera-abusing-disabled-child/340895625))

 

The plea deal was a long way from giving Aislinn any true and equal justice.

 

I have some words of wisdom for my beautiful tribe.  Not all states require background checks to get or maintain a nursing license.  Colorado does not.  Protect yourself and your loved ones by doing your own inquiry into a person's criminal background. The information is public and available at a low cost $5-$25.   

 

I am happy to share I have begun a dialogue with the Executive Director for the Colorado Nurses Association to get things changed.  She says I have "great ideas".   I will be a part of the actual planning of the bill's language and its advancement through the legislative process.   Other parents are welcomed to join me.

 

My next step is to follow-up on a lead for a lobbyist thanks to a beautiful connection within my one in a milllion tribe.  Thanks CSP!

 

 

 

 

I have more words of wisdom.  It is worth it to invest in a surveillance system. Any system is better than nothing. Some systems even allow you to access live feeds while away on an errand or at work.


Look at your current work situation to see if there is an opportunity to work from home or reduce the amount of working hours or quit it.


You owe it to yourself to have peace of mind where your loved ones are concerned.


The trauma has been extensive for Aislinn, David (Aislinn's Daddy), Alexis (Aislinn's big sister) and me. How does anyone begin to mend when the stuffing has been pulled out, hearts are stung out, fear of your own judgment has been wrecked and the sanctity of your home has been destroyed?


 

It is important to talk about nurse abuse.  I am comforted by family members, friends, co-workers and strangers who have reached out to me.  I am humbled by the kindness of my ever growing tribe. THROW THAT LIFE LINE TO ME....SHARE A QUIET HUG...BRING THE TISSUE...TALK ABOUT IT WITH ME...HELP TRAILBALZE A PATH TO PROTECT THOSE "AT RISK".

 

 

 

Let's ROAR together!  


Love, 

Michelle Voss-Shelley

(Mom to 10 year old Aislinn living with a miscoded GRIN1 gene) 

(butterflyicebaby@gmail.com)

 

Aislinn's Treasures The Interview and Punishment
by Michelle D. Voss-Shelley

 

It is the middle of the night and I am soothing Aislinn again.  I am sure it is a nightmare involving The Monster.  The Monster is a former nurse that abused Aislinn.  Aislinn still fears that the criminally charged Monster will harm her.

 

I can only imaging the deepth of the Aislinn's  psychological scarring. The out pour of support has been something beautiful and bitter sweet.  

 

I told the story of Aislinn's abuse to our local 9news channel. A gifted journalist interviewed me and the rest of my family. I cried a lot more that day.  I am sharing the heartfelt article with you in hopes of saving even one family from this horrible and life changing event!  Perhaps we can roar together to change the current laws in 14 states that do not require background check for nurses.  Here is the link to the article aired yesterday AND a warning that it is graphic.

http://www.9news.com/news/crime/nurse-charged-with-abusing-disabled-child-/340053672

 

I know my struggles with the finding justice may not be your passion, however, one day you may change your mind. Wouldn't it be nice to have a peace knowing there were documented legal cases and updated laws to one day protect yourself, your children, and your elderly parents from  the same heinous abuse?

 

We recently received an update regarding the charges bought against The Monster.  The Assistant District Attorney (ADA) is willing to plea bargain the felony charges down to disdemeanor charges and such Please know that nothing has been agreed to formally.  That will happen on Monday October 22, 2016.

 

Misdemeanor charges are not justice for the crimes committed against my severe special needs daughter Aislinn or anyone else going through the same thing!

 

I do encourage you to join me in my ROAR.  Perhaps you feel compelled to reach out to the ADA on this case.  The DA's office feels that misdemeanor charges equals justice for Aislinn. Be a part of The Voice for a conviction of a felony and to NOT agree to a plea down to a misdemeanor by sharing your thoughts with the DA's office before Monday morning's arraignment at Tbuchalter@da18.state.co.us.

 

Let's ROAR together!  

 

Love, 

Michelle Voss-Shelley

(Mom to 10 year old Aislinn living with a miscoded GRIN1 gene) 

(butterflyicebaby@gmail.com)

Aislinn's Treasures The Voice
by Michelle Voss-Shelley

 

It is the eve of finding out whether or not the licensed nurse (a.k.a. The Monster) decides to take the case to trial or not or try to make a plea bargain.  The Monster was charged with multiple felonies pertaining to repeat assaults on my sweet Aislinn.

 

I am a wreck!  I am exhausted!  I believe this has been the biggest darkness in my life.

 

It's been nearly three months since The Monster last assaulted Aislinn.  Countless hours have been spent tending to Aislinn's trauma. She still fears the lift system, changing table, wheelchair, and bed.  She still has trouble sleeping.  I can only imagine that she is dreaming of... The Monster?!?

 

We all have worked none stop to sooth and reassure her that The Monster is never coming back.  The Monster will no longer physically harm my defenseless baby girl.

 

It has been a living nightmare knowing Aislinn was tortured by a person of trust.  She' s been harmed in ways that only God and time can heal.  The scary thing is no one knows how much time Aislinn has left on Earth.  Will it be long enough time for me to see the return of the joy and laughter in her soul?  

 

Most of Aislinn's life her daddy and I have been her voice for things like a her right to an education, treatment for illnesses, extensive medical testing, surgeries, selecting a team of expert doctors/therapies, and securing licensed professional care.  

 

We are now The Voice regarding this sickening and life changing event.  The Voice has talked to the amazing local SVU team. Tears of pain and frustration have been shared with the local District Attorney's Office. Has The Voice been strong and loud enough to help maintain felony charges against The Monster?   Guess we will all find out soon...

 

Love,

Michelle Voss- Shelley

(Mom to 10 year old Aislinn living with a miscoded GRIN1)

(butterflyicebaby@gmail.com)