Jordan, only 5 weeks old, was allegedly starved,
by his mother.
Heikamp, 19 years old has been charged with
negligence causing death.
was a homeless 19 year old when she gave birth, to Jordan in a Toronto
hospital in May 1997. Medical staff did identify Jordan and his mother
as high risk and turned them over to the CCAS. Renee and Jordan were placed
in a Toronto
shelter, where they spent the next 27 days.
was rushed to hospital but died on arrival, a victim of "chronic
said everyone involved with the case -- from doctors and nurses and
the women's shelter -- seemed confused as to who was taking what role in
caring for the baby.
Judge suggested Renee was a troubled woman, inexperienced in raising a
baby. "How should Ms. Heikamp have known anything was wrong with Jordan
when no one else did?"
mother, Renee Heikamp, 22, and Toronto Catholic Children's Aid Society
worker Angie Martin were charged with criminal negligence causing death
but a judge threw out the case at a preliminary inquiry.
a picture of Jordan at the time of his death click on the link below please
be warned that the pictures are heartbreaking,
thoughts and feelings on this, how can someone not know that this little
baby was starving,
sure that everybody at the shelter ate.
a long time or recurring frequently
this means is that little Jordan, since he was born was
ever fed. How could a mother not know that her baby is starving?
four children, I knew when my children were hungry.
her age, don't even go there, I had my first child at the age of 16.
adopt a guardian angel for Jordan
on the angel
can light a candle
you for being the
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