Transcript for Murdered mother says daughter suffered from illnesses and needed wheelchair, feeding tube
I’ll youngsters’s mercy hospital to see my dentist for my enamel. Reporter: Full of enthusiasm and effervescence, however behind the grins life for gypsy Blanchard and her mom Dee Dee is one replete with hardships and challenges. Gypsy is in a wheelchair. They have been native darlings. I imply, they have been the shining star on this city of people that can outlast adversity and get via every little thing. Reporter: The mother-daughter duo are native celebrities. The topic of numerous native information profiles and articles. Gypsy and her a number of illnesses and ailments. Leukemia, muscular dystrophy, she had studying disabilities, had not been capable of be out of a wheelchair since she was 5 years outdated. So the group actually embraced them. Reporter: Dee Dee’s initially from Louisiana, a one-time magnificence queen. And nurse’s aide she marries rod Blanchard at age 24. Together the couple welcomes a ravishing child lady. Perfectly wholesome fairly little child. Named her gypsy rose. I used to be excited and very scared. I am not going to lie I used to be scared. I am eighteen years outdated and I obtained a child right here. But she was stunning and completely wholesome. Yeah, she was. Nothing fallacious along with her. She seemed good. I see you. You wish to blow me a kiss? Very good. Reporter: But the connection was far from good. And the couple broke up. And not lengthy after Dee Dee was saying that she was sick, had issues sleeping, epilepsy. And it simply progressed from there. Leukemia, paralyzed muscular dystrophy, and she would have seizures. Gypsy was in all probability seven eight years outdated. She’s in a wheelchair now, she wants a feeding tube. Was Dee Dee an excellent mom? I instructed Dee Dee she was the perfect mom. There’s no approach I can do what she doing — you might have a sick youngster, it is continually 24/7 caring for her and every little thing I imply, I at all times praised her and instructed her, “Good job.” Reporter: Rod and his new spouse Kristy would have sporadic visits with gypsy, however they’re by no means alone. All the visits, Dee Dee needed to be there the entire time. Something by no means felt proper about it. Dee Dee was so controlling. Reporter: This is the final picture taken of rod along with his daughter earlier than destiny would seemingly deal gypsy and Dee Dee one other merciless blow leaving the pair displaced and depleted by hurricane Katrina in 2005. The water is now 20 toes deep. Reporter: Their residence ravaged by the storm and flood waters. They took refuge at this close by particular wants shelter. I discovered from Deedee, they have been homeless, no place to go, so mercy hospital loaded them up on the helicopter and flew them up. Reporter: They have been evacuated right here to Springfield, Missouri. Birthplace of route 66, a tight-knit group within the buckle of the bible belt. With Dee Dee a full-time caregiver, they’re pressured to piece collectively a life largely from donations, incapacity funds and youngster assist from gypsy’s dad. A turning level appears to be when the household will get this residence situated on the aptly named intersection of hope highway and volunteer approach. I keep in mind my mom gave me this little glass home and stated sooner or later this can be actual and now it lastly is. The blanchards moved into that home, constructed by habitat for humanity. A wheel chair ramp was constructed only for her. She was like one of many happiest folks I had ever met and but she was essentially the most sick that I had ever met on the similar time. Reporter: In between hospital stays, gypsy often jet-sets throughout the nation. Ball video games, Galas, even Disney world. Make a want, they have been taking her all the way down to Orlando, all bills paid. Hi, all people. Right now I am in Cinderella’s citadel. Eating some actual mashed potatoes. MMMM! ??? Reporter: She even obtained to fulfill nation superstars Miranda lambert and then husband Blake Shelton. Miranda lambert got here to Springfield and I believe she gave Dee Dee and gypsy cash. Reporter: Yes, she did. Look at this $3500 examine from the singer’s private account. But that wasn’t all. Check her out posing along with her favourite actors Elijah wooden and Sean Astin from “Lord of the rings.” No! No! That feels like a very superior life, however, I imply, once more, like, I imply, it, it is not value like what situation her well being was in. Reporter: But in non-public gypsy simply needs to be common teen and discover love in accordance buddy and neighbor Aleah Woodmansee. She would present curiosity in like totally different boys and attempt to ask me recommendation on like, you understand, how, how do you method them? How do you want kiss a boy? Aleah says mother Dee Dee did not approve of the lady discuss. She stated my daughter has the mentality of a kid. Like you are speaking to her about teenage issues. Reporter: But gypsy ignores her mom going behind her again and units up this on-line relationship profile. She quickly connects with this man and pours out her soul. I have to inform you one thing. I am no mannequin I’ve a medical situation, so I can not stroll. I’ve a chair I take advantage of. Is that a problem? Why would that be an issue U are an angel in my eyes. It won’t ever make any distinction in how I see U from the within oud. Reporter: And with just a few strokes of the keyboard, a secret on-line relationship blooms.
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