Local Mom Angry After Special-Needs Camp Sends Son Home

Local Mom Angry After Special-Needs Camp Sends Son Home

nbc4i.com | June 14, 2011 | By Candace Lee

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Every four hours 13 year old Trevor Robinett endures at least three treatments to clear his throat and airway of phlegm. Diagnosed at the age of two with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Trevor is often stuck at home being homeschooled. The only time he interacts with friends is when he play online video games.

However, one a year Trevor goes to camp. He’s been attending the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s week long residential camp since he was 5. Mom Michelle dropped him off Sunday, but hours later got a call from MDA camp staff to come and get her son.

“They told me that didn’t have the resources to take care of him. They said the nurse is uncomfortable with taking care of his needs,” said Michelle Robinett.

Trevor’s mom says his treatments for spinal muscular atrophy have not changed and is shocked her son was sent home early from a camp he looks forward to every year. She offered to send a home health aide, private nurse and herself as long as Trevor could stay.

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