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An 11-year-old girl in Ohio has been placed into care after her mother Lindsey Abbuhl claimed that the little girl was terminally ill to raise money and secure freebies.
Lindsey Abbuhl Faked Daughter Rylee’s Terminal Illness, Canton Ohio Officials Say
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Lindsey Abbuhl, 34, told the community in Canton, Ohio, that her daughter Rylee had a terminal condition, resulting from a failure of her central nervous system.
Three years ago she began fundraising for living and ‘medical expenses’, taking Rylee frequently to the doctors and telling her she was dying.
Charity events were held in Rylee’s honor, and the pair secured free tickets to Sea World. They were made guest of honor at a Texas A&M softball game, and a GoFundMe set up by a friend received $4,500.
Rylee even began asking friends to be pall bearers at her funeral.
On Friday a court reported that they had found no evidence of any illness.
A neglect and abuse complaint filed by Children Services in Family Court alleges Lindsey ‘has been using Rylee’s ‘medical condition’ to obtain funding for trips, housing and other expenses for the last several years.’
The document, obtained by The Canton Repository, notes a medical professional reviewed all of Rylee’s medical records involving neurology, genetics, gastrointestinal, hematology, rheumatology, pulmonology and podiatry and concluded:
‘There is no evidence to support mother’s claim that Rylee is terminally ill,’ they concluded.
Rylee has seen a counselor for the past three years to learn how to ‘process her own death,’ the report stated.
The counselor recently learned Rylee was not terminally ill.
‘(Lindsey) also told the counselor, who is going on maternity leave, that Rylee may not be alive when the counselor returns,’ the complaint states.
The court granted full custody to Rylee’s father, Jamie Abbuhl, who had divorced Lindsey in 2017 and raised the alarm.
‘It needed to be done,’ said Christine A. Johnson, attorney for Jamie Abbuhl.
Lindsey is being criminally investigated, said Major C.J. Stantz, sheriff of Stark County.
The story began when Lindsey started telling friends and neighbors that her home-schooled daughter was sick.
Lindsey herself had once claimed to have a brain tumor, and had even interviewed families to adopt Rylee after she died.
The family seemed beset by bad luck, and Lindsey would document her daughter’s hospital visits on social medial.
‘This little lady is my best friend! Continue to say prayers for her as we navigate through her medical concerns,’ she posted.
‘We don’t know what her future holds, and we don’t know if tomorrow will come for her each time we go to bed but the prayers and faith of all those we love helps keep us going!’
A supervisor at a bowling lane, Lindsey would organize bowling fundraisers and arranged a ‘Rylee’s Warriors’ youth softball tournament in Plain Township in April, to cover medical costs.
‘Come out and join a short fun league! 10 weeks long — will skip the Sunday of Easter.
‘Part of the weekly money goes to the bowling alley, the rest goes to Rylee. Message me if you’d like to sign up!’
In December, Wishes Can Happen sent Lindsey and her daughter on a trip to Key West, Florida.
Coaches and players from softball teams at Malone and Walsh universities joined for a ‘Rylee Day’ at Hall of Fame Fitness Center, an event surrounding an indoor exhibition game between the two Stark County schools.
Local media covered the February 26 event, and Lindsey spoke of how much it meant to her daughter.
‘She has two months,’ Lindsey told The Canton Repository as she watched her daughter throw out the first pitch, then joined the Malone dugout to call pitches for the game.
Lindsey said Rylee’s organs were shutting down and the main goal for her was ‘quality of life.’
Personalized videos to Rylee were sent from the likes of pro star Sierra Romero, as well as dozens of colleges from Penn State to UCLA.
Softball players at Rylee’s favorite team – Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana – took her on a virtual tour of campus, including a stop at the scaled-down replica of the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, where an Irish player lit a candle for Rylee, then shared a prayer from the chaplain.
Texas A&M’s softball team invited Rylee to fly out to College Station; she and her mother visited Sea World on the trip – something Lindsey said was on Rylee’s bucket list.
But Rylee’s father was growing alarmed.
He said she suffered from slow digestion and constipation.
‘If she needed my heart, I’d give it to her today,’ he said.
‘As far as her going to die: no.’
People within the community also began contacting the newspaper, The Canton Repository, and questioning Lindsey’s motives.