There are times when something comes across the web that makes a person simply doubt what you are reading. You question the report for accuracy, but the more you read, the worse it gets. This is one of those cases.
It is heartbreaking enough to read about a seven year old girl who is dying from Huntington’s disease, and then you read on to find out that her mother died last year from the same thing. Very sad, but it gets worse. What made the papers and brought this story to the web is that this little girl is being cyber bullied by her 33 year old neighbor on Facebook… Yes, you read that correctly. A 33 year old “adult” is bullying a 7 year old who is DYING!! How freaking low can you go?
The neighbor, whose name is Jennifer Petkov, admitted in an interview that she did indeed do everything she had been accused of and more. She did it because, in her own words, “because it rubs theirs ass raw” and that she did it for “personal satisfaction”. The things that she did were to post a picture of Kathleen’s face with her eyes closed and her tongue lolling out, with a skull and crossbones beneath it on the little girl’s facebook page. Nice, huh? She also photo shopped a picture of Kathleen’s mother in the arms of the grim reaper and placed that on her page.
Jennifer and her husband have also decorated their pickup like a hearse and have placed a coffin on top of it and have driven it past the Petkov home repeatedly. What kind of people are these to torment a dying child like this? Reading the comments on the article, most people are of the opinion that this 33 year old woman is an example of evil walking among us. It is certainly something to think about.
Steps have been taken to stop the taunting. A restraining order has been taken out on Jennifer and her clueless husband and they have issued a public apology for their actions and have dismantled the coffin. Probably the only reason they issued the apology was because they were caught red handed and the entire neighborhood has turned against them and rallied around the little girl, Kathleen Edward, and her family.
Honestly, I can’t think of a punishment bad enough for someone who would do something so evil to a child who is dying, but I am a strong believer in Karma. Jennifer Petkov will get hers one of these days.