Oregon: 13-Year-Old Fights For Her Life As State Steals Her From Family, Mother On Run For Intervening
Not unlike the story of Alfie Evans, the toddler sentenced to die in the UK last year, an Oregon teen is facing a similar fate, and it’s her mom who is painted as the villain after state DHS officials took her daughter away. The teen is now being forced to undergo medical procedures that she is explicitly not wanting.
In early 2018, then 11 years old, Kylee Dixon suddenly fell ill and was rushed to the hospital. Turns out a tumor she didn’t know about had ruptured in her liver and she needed to undergo emergency operations.
As Kylee’s mother, Christina Dixon, explains it:
She was rushed to the ER on Wednesday, February 28th in excruciating pain. After 8 hours of exams and x-rays, we were delivered the news that she had a mass tumor inside her liver that had ruptured. The rupture had caused internal bleeding in her stomach, and the doctors at Providence Medical Hospital could no longer do anything further for Kylee.The night of February 28th, the doctors reached out to OHSU for an emergency transfer request, to get immediate blood transfusions and surgery done as her loss of blood was so severe that they gave OHSU a very urgent warning on only having an hour window to get Kylee the blood transfusion as we were racing against time..The doctor at Providence said that if OHSU does not arrive within 20 minutes that they would have to do the blood transfusion there, regardless of not having Kylees blood type that would put her life at risk. Because if she was type A, and we did the universal blood then it would kill her!He then stated “IF you don’t feel comfortable with going forward with the universal blood then sign and date this waiver and I can’t guarantee your daughter will live”. I literally felt all my blood rush from my head to my feet, the room started spinning as tears flew down my face, I was sitting there looking at my baby, she looked so pale, there was not one shade of color in her face, she look like someone that had already passed! The thoughts that were running through my head I never thought I’d have to process such decisions that I know most parents never have to make in their lifetime, the worst part was being there alone with no one by my side! I felt like the room was caving in on me, I can barely breathe, I stood up and walked out of the room and ran down the hall to the nearest exit!I walked out through that double door, then around the corner to my car, as I can barely find the strength to just sit down in my car I pulled the door closed with all I had left, and seriously thought I was going to have a heart attack! My heart was literally into shreds like someone just tore it into a million pieces… I so badly wanted someone to just pinch me and tell me it’s all just a bad dream!My little sister started calling up my phone as she hadn’t heard from me all day after I told her that I would be, I answer the phone and couldn’t even clearly speak one word, she started freaking out and repeatedly asking me where are you, where are you? At that point I hung up and just texted her. It took everything out of me to just write her that it was an emergency and that I was at Providence Hospital and they were taking Kylee to the Children’s Hospital at OHSU!My little sis wrote back that she was on her way there and that she would get a hold of everyone!Then my phone started ringing, again my caller ID said Providence Hospital! I answer the phone and the doctor said we need you up here immediately! I gathered myself together the best that I could so that I can stay strong for my baby girl! I ran through the Halls as fast as I could as I knew we were running out of time! We had about 5 minutes left until we had to make the decision on whether or not I would move forward with a blood transfusion at Providence!! I walked back into the room and a doctor stated that I needed to make my mind up! I went by Kylee’s bed side, I grabbed her hand and she squeezed mine back tightly. I held back all my tears, and asked Kylee if she can look at me!She barely could open her eyes, and slowly turned her head towards me. She said Mom why are you crying? I said honey mommy just wants you to feel better! She then asked if she was going to be okay….. and as bad as I wanted to tell her that she was, I couldn’t!!!I didn’t respond right away and she said, it’s okay Mom, you don’t have to tell me. I already prayed and I know I’ll be okay! At that point my heart sank and I couldn’t feel more proud in that very moment! Here was my baby laying in the hospital bed with very little life left in her, teaching me the biggest life lesson anyone ever taught me, to have some Faith and knowing who God is and the power he has to take over any situation as long as we ask him to!
As we began to see some light at the end of the tunnel, another shock wave was delivered. On March 14th, we learned that the tumor was indeed cancerous (this was a complete shock to us all, sense we were 100% guaranteed by one of the surgeons and a doctor that was present while we were discussing her internal bleeding results at Doernbecker…The Surgeon stated that the tumor was a Benign tumor not malignant so for weeks in my mind I was reassured and set on my Daughter not having cancer. That trust was broken quickly, the trust I now have for the surgeons and doctors there went out the window.. This surgeon was the one that told me that my daughter DID NOT have cancer!!!! HE was the one that did the surgery when she was internally bleeding and he stated that he seen the tumor and was 110 percent sure that my baby girl didn’t have cancer!!!!So when he came to deliver me the news it was him alone, ( no meeting) he didn’t bother asking Kylee and I if we wanted someone else present for support. He just wakes me up and he states: I wanted to let you know that i was wrong on Kylee’s mass that she has in her liver, the results came back, I asked what do you mean? He then stated: Kylee’s tumor is malignant, it’s a cancer tumor and a very rare aggressive tumor and a fast growing one, I literally went into mental shock!!!I couldn’t even utter one word back to him and my breathing was quickly diminishing , I was sooo frustrated, scared and still hard to even believe the words that just got spoken over my Daughter’s health! as in my thoughts that was impossible for him to even be incorrect on his misdiagnosis.
After 6 long months of chemotherapy, and many malpractice occurrences, and my Daughters life on the line, that she was hanging on by a thin thread, and after many months of research I decided that I wanted to discharge my daughter and move forward with natural path medications! I was told that my daughter’s tumor would shrink drastically in the six months of us being at Doernbecher, at the end of those six months the last CT scan showed NO improvement on my daughter’s tumor-shrinking not even a centimeter!At this point I knew I had no choice but to get my daughter out of that lab rat hospital, before it was too late, as the chemotherapy was going to kill her before the tumor would anyway!6 months out of the hospital Kylee has never felt better since the first night we went into the hospital! With many studies of what natural regimens I should put my daughter on, we ended up finding many and doing many of them at the same time, we also found an amazing naturopathic doctor that was very impressed with all the regimens that I currently had Kylee on for the two months of being out of the hospital, after two months we went in for another scan and to our surprise Kylee’s tumor had shrunk for the first time from a 32 by 34 to a 22 by 25, we were so happy I had tears of joy for days, I’ve been felt like I started to see a small light at the end of that tunnel! Even with her oncology doctor being completely against everything we were doing I kept pressing forward, even with all her threats miss- treatment I knew that this was the best for my daughter’s interest and for her life!
At some point around February of 2019 the Oregon Department of Human Services stepped in after the now ditched docs lodged a complaint claiming that Christina was endangering her daughter by not continuing the treatments that were proving ineffective.
DHS has been involved a month after I went home with Kylee. She’s been doing amazing and was able to walk, talk again, the brain damage we were told she would have, the natural meds have been able to reverse and restore allot of the damage.
They want to take me to court to take my daughter that is almost 100% healthy again, and give her back to an oncology unit at the hospital so they can continue chemotherapy treatment and whatever I’ll see if they want to test on her as she has a very rare type of tumor, that will eventually kill her!!
With 10% left of her tumor I know the natural regimens I have on can destroy the remainder of that tumor. I have all the CT scans for the last six months to prove it’s done exactly that! DHS did not notify me until this morning 3/26/2019 at 11am to let me know that we have court at 1:30PM today, tell me if this was you as a parent, what would you do as a parent knowing everything you seen,?? knowing all those innocent lives that died from chemo in those 6 months of being there!!! I can’t just hand her back over to them!!! Look at the pictures, she’s doing amazing, the last CT scan showed 10 to 15% left of the tumor and no other cancer in her body.
The family made this video somewhere around that time.
Apparently DHS’s Child Welfare Protection did take Kylee away, but she was allowed to stay with her mother as a “ward of the state.” Not wanting to see her child sentenced to death via chemo, Christina then made a daring move that’s hard to fathom.
Of course the lackeys in local mainstream media conveniently omitted several aspects of the story, and Christina was painted to be the out of control mother who was endangering her child. Because state authorities are regarded as being “right” by default.
They were found a few days later in Las Vegas. Kylee was seized but Christina was apparently free to go. That is until a warrant went out for her arrest on July 1st for Custodial Interference (x2) and Criminal Mistreatment, both felonies.
Friends and family quickly rallied to support both mother and daughter. State senator Kim Thatcher also voiced her support for the family.
Christina has now gone into hiding to avoid arrest. Her last memories of her daughter are the Las Vegas Metro Police taking her away.
In the most recent court hearing regarding what to do, July 19th, Kylee appeared with her case workers and foster parent. There were about 20 family members and friends who showed up in support of her. She seemed in good spirits and understands the totality of the circumstances. Kylee was allowed to hug and visit with family in the hallway outside of the courtroom. She was even allowed to voice her own preferences before the judge, where she said she wanted to be returned to her mother and continue with the naturopathic treatment. Officials from DHS CWS were there in opposition, arguing that Kylee should be forced against her will to undergo surgery and possibly more chemo. They argued that a 13 year old doesn’t have the right to decline the treatment. When they said that the tumor had shrunk after chemo, Kylee could be seen shaking her head “no”.
But where is the line drawn then? If someone wants to rape a 13 year old, does she not have the right to say no? Additionally, minors don’t have to inform or get consent from their parents to have an abortion in Oregon. 15 year olds can undergo transgender transition in Oregon without any parental involvement.
Clackamas county circuit court judge Heather Karabeika ultimately punted and deferred to state DHS automatrons.
If any good came from the hearing, it’s that DHS officials have agreed to expedite the approval process for transferring Kylee to family in Washington state. She also might be able to get her own cell phone in the near future so that she can stay in contact with her friends and family on her own volition. Right now she needs to get special approval to call her 17 year old sister, and DHS officials monitor the calls. DHS officials argued against Kylee getting her own phone, out of fear that she would run away to be with her own mother.
During the hearing, Molly Harbarger, writer for the Oregonian, was seen checking her twitter feed and was generally emotionless. Perhaps the only mainstream reporter who’s covering this fairly is KGW’s Kyle Iboshi, who did a long form write up that went beyond the standard rhetoric and copy-and-paste drive-by “reporting.”
The next court appearance is August 19th before the same judge.
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