April 15, 2015

Fitzroy Anderson - a Good Samaritan in Philadelphia

Fitzroy Anderson was going home from work on the evening of April 10, 2015, and went for a walk in a heavily wooded park in Philadelphia. 

Fitzroy Anderson; Nyia Parler
He spotted two deer and went after them hoping to take photos to show his grandkids. 

During his pursuit he came across a wheelchair, a Bible on the ground and a jumble of wet leaves and a blanket. Two sticks near the pile were in the shape of a cross. Under the pile was Daequon Norman, age 21, who had been missing for 5 days. 

Daequon has cerebral palsy and is a quadriplegic. He can't speak.  He is recovering from malnutrition and dehydration in the hospital. 

His mother, Nyia Parler, age 41, is facing a number of charges which may include attempted murder, reckless endangerment and neglect of a care-dependent person. 

It is alleged that Nyia abandoned Daequon in the woods and went to visit her boyfriend in Maryland. 

Some family members thought that Nyia had taken Daequon to Maryland. Others thought that someone else was watching him during her trip.

Fitzroy Anderson has worked at a hospital in Philadelphia for 19 years.  He is a custodian. He has four children of his own and two grandchildren. 
Jesus, pray for Daequon.

He was deeply shaken by this turn of events but he is proud that he was able to save this kid's life. 

This incident brings up these questions:

Did Nyia Parler receive adequate help from social agencies in Philadelphia for the care of her son?  

Did she have respite services? 

Nyia Parler is innocent until proven guilty. 

However, one wonders why this boy was not placed in a long term medical facility if his care was too much for his mother to handle. 

God bless Fitzroy Anderson who was able to come to the aid of this poor kid. Amen. 

He is a Good Samaritan. 

God save us from the parents who give us birth and who then try to kill us.  Amen. 

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