Rockwells helping hands to a 12-year-old boy who barely survived
By Baylee Percell
Brandy K. Jaynes was arrested on January 9th 2017, after she put one of her three sons through tremendous abuse in Southern Utah.
On sunday January 8th, 2017 the father of the boy found him in a filthy bathroom, weighing only 30 pounds, extremely malnourished the father rushed him to the hospital. He has been said to be locked up in the bathroom for at least a year if not more but should be able to recover from this horrific event in the next three weeks; One of the worst cases of child abuse.
“I was listening to the radio when I heard he was getting letters from around the world”, said Mrs Starr’s “I thought it’d be a good service for our students.”
Rockwell students soon stepped in; having mentoring classes draw pictures or write him letters that were appropriate for the situation, Mrs. Christensen was also generous enough to donate some clothes.
“I think that sending letters was extremely beneficial to not only the boy but to me and other students too”, said Rockwell student Malia Seller “it made me feel like I made a difference.”