The young mother, Arielle Brooks, 22, of 14-month-old baby Myah is being accused of raising tens of thousands of dollars on false pretenses. Brooks has been asking for donations from friends, neighbors and strangers to aid in her babies claimed fight against leukemia.
North Hampton District Attorney John Morganelli told to NBC Philiadelphia that, “This child is not ill.” Although federal law prohibits him from disclosing any medical records, Morganelli says that after reviewing the evidence and speaking with Brooks, it is clear baby Myah is a healthy baby girl.
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Brooks has put together both a Facebook page and Youtube video soliciting people’s help. Neighborhood fundraisers at churches and local businesses have also helped to raise money and the many who have helped are both shocked and outraged by Brooks deceit.
There is one believer backing Brooks’ claims – babysitter and family friend, Jennifer Crane. She told NBC Philadelphia that although she’s never seen the baby ill or hospitalized, “There’s never been any doubt.”
Reporters were not able to catch up with Brooks or the child’s father for comment. Neither have been charged with a crime at this point in the investigation.
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