By: Jocelyn Andersen
Life-saving treatment is being deliberately withheld from nine year old Ariana-Leilani, and a petition demanding that she receive immediate medical treatment is currently being circulated.
In a BlogTalkRadio interview, conducted yesterday by Betty Jean Kling, Ariana-Leilani’s mother, Dr. Ariel King, and her attorney, Roy Morris, disclosed that they believed Ariana-Leilani’s father, Dr. Michael Pfeiffer, was not only refusing to allow his daughter to receive life saving medicine but, for unknown reasons, might also be deliberately causing the very condition that is threatening her life.
Ariana-Leilani is a dual German-American citizen who resides in Washington D.C. with her father, who is a German citizen employed by the V. A. hospital there. The child is allowed no contact with her mother or her mother’s family. She has been diagnosed with a life-threatening but easily treatable disease called, Severe Chronic Neutropenia, but though the medicine for her disease is covered by insurance and is even being made available free of charge, her father refuses to allow her to receive the treatments she needs.
A simple infection could easily kill her.
Neutropenia is not contracted naturally. The disease is a common side effect of some chemotherapy drugs, but cancer has been ruled out in Ariana-Leilani’s case, as have most other common causes. King says, “We believe it [testing] will show that it is an induced condition. You don’t get it [neutropenia] out of no where.”
One routine, and very simple, step in the testing process has been neglected—not overlooked—but overtly neglected. Toxicology testing is routine in cases of neutropenia in order to rule out drug induced neutropenia.
Morris commented that every professional who looks at the case asks why toxicology testing has not been done. In fact, toxicology testing has been requested on numerous occasions by Ariana-Leilani’s mother, but the father refuses to have her tested.
There is a history of control and abuse issues within the marriage. King has filed restraining orders against her husband who was able to have them removed via ex parte hearings. She and her husband are currently estranged with divorce proceedings pending in Germany. King currently resides in Germany. She stated that she constantly fears for her life, and in order to help her daughter she must keep herself alive.
Gender bias in family court and old fashioned cronyism appear to be playing dual parts in Ariana-Leilani’s dilemma. Dr. King maintains that her daughter’s physician is a colleague of Pfeiffer’s and refuses to heed her requests to prescribe medicine or to order toxicology testing.
The German Embassy issued a request, to Pfeiffer, that a second opinion be gained and offered to pay for that along with independent testing for Ariana-Leilani. Pfeiffer refuses to comply with his embassy’s request.
King reports that, “Something is destroying the neutrophils in Ariana-Leilani’s body. Tests have shown that she is making enough, but something is destroying them.”
Toxicology testing would rule out drug induced disease in this child.
During last night’s interview, Betty Jean Kling asked “What kind of father would refuse a second opinion or free medicine for his daughter?” Kling concluded that only a father “with something to hide” would behave in such a way. Morris, who has been advocating for Dr. King on Ariana-Leilani’s behalf pro-bono for some years, concurred. He replied that Kling’s explanation was “the best he could think of.”
A listener to the show called in to ask if Dr. King thought it was possible that her estranged husband was administering drugs to Ariana-Leilani that could be inducing this disease. King answered in the affirmative. She said, “My husband’s specialty is actually Human Drug Experimentation … when I know and understand that my husband’s specialty is Human Drug Experimentation … some of the drugs that cause neutropenia he has actually written about in his PhD thesis … do I think there is a possibility, yes I do … and it would be nice to rule that out…”
King claims to have a recording of her daughter saying, “Papa gives me green medicine to make me sick …”
According to King, there is some question about Pfeiffer’s credentials as well. She said, “He was going to work in Florida, but they actually had to check out his medical credentials, and he didn’t want that, so he stayed in D. C.. D. C. did not give him a medical license because he could not show that he actually went to medical school, but he was able to get one in Virginia because they were told he had one in D. C., so there are a lot of issues going on here.”
Washington D. C. is one of the few areas that permits doctors to self-prescribe and to prescribe drugs for family members even though the American Medical Association condemns this practice. As repugnant as it may be to contemplate, it is possible that there is a modern-day Dr. Mengele experimenting on his very own child in Washington D.C., and nothing is being done about it.
To rule this out, Ariana-Leilani needs toxicology testing immediately.
Dr. King has written to the State Department to ask for help in getting her daughter medical treatment. Dr. David Dale , an expert on neutropenia, wrote to the German Embassy requesting their help. In addition to his many other efforts on behalf of Ariana-Leilani, Morris has written to President Obama as well. So far, all is to no avail.
Morris and King have given up on the legal system to come through for Ariana-Leilani and have turned to public opinion. They are asking everyone who will to fight with them for the life of Ariana-Leilani by signing the petition demanding that this child be helped immediately.
Time is of the essence.
The show hosted by BettyJean Kling and Jocelyn Andersen can be heard and downloaded to any listening device on demand: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/freemenow/2012/03/22/the-majority-united
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