The parents of a southern Minnesota boy born with the HIV infection are appealing a judge’s ruling that allows Mower County officials to continue monitoring his medical treatment.
Attorneys representing Lindsey Nagel and John Martinez, parents of 6-month-old Rico Martinez Nagel, filed the appeal last week with the state Court of Appeals.
Scott Cody, an attorney representing the parents, said that they followed recommended antiretroviral treatments for their son in the weeks after his birth and did nothing to give county officials reason to take custody after the couple missed a medical appointment in January.… Read the rest
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The case of a Brownsdale baby born with HIV takes an unexpected twist. Grandparents of the baby say he was admitted to the hospital and taken off his treatment. Those drugs have been at the center of a custody battle between the Nagels and mower county.
The family believes these drugs kill. Earlier this week judge ruled Rico must stay on them and be supervised by the county.
Thursday night Rico got a severe rash, one that the Nagels were told is life-threatening.… Read the rest
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The Rico Nagel Martinez Story
My name is Cheryl Nagel, and I am the grandmother of Rico Nagel Martinez, who was born December 19th, 2012.
I am writing to tell you about my grandson, Rico, who has been taken from us and is presently a patient at St. Mary’s Hospital. Because our 22 year old daughter was unable to feed him, they hooked him up to a nasal tube, and later did two surgeries to install a gastric tube.… Read the rest
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An infant who tested positive for HIV several months ago will remain in his parents’ custody, but only under county supervision, a Mower County District Court judge ruled on Monday.
Judge Fred Wellmann expressed concern that Lindsey Nagel and John Martinez of Brownsdale, parents of now 4-month-old Rico Martinez Nagel, would discontinue HIV antiretroviral treatment without the county’s supervision.
“Their statements that they wish to discontinue the antiretroviral medication and will continue to provide treatment only as long as it is legally required give the Court little choice but to retain jurisdiction in this matter to protect the child,” Wellmann wrote in his decision.… Read the rest
Reports since Sunday, March 3, of a Mississippi two-year-old’s miraculous “functional cure” from “HIV” have obscured the shocking story of how the America’s most famous “AIDS cure” baby, now 22 years old, has endured her newborn child’s abduction and forced treatment since mid-January. Rico Nagel Martinez returned to his parents’ home on Friday, March 8, but forced treatment continues.
Adopted in Romania as an infant in 1990, Lindsey Nagel tested HIV negative before leaving the country with her new parents, Steve and Cheryl Nagel of Minneapolis.… Read the rest
A Minnesota baby born with HIV is back in the custody of his parents. WCCO has been following the story of Baby Rico for the last week.
After Rico had been home from the hospital for barely a week, Mower County took custody of him. Court documents say doctors were worried after his family canceled two medical appointments.
On Friday, Mower County allowed him to go home from the hospital to the care of his parents.
The fight to keep the baby with his family still isn’t over. Even though he is almost three months old, little Rico is still settling into a new routine.… Read the rest
Battle between his parents and Mower County over custody and supervision of care is far from over
After spending the past seven weeks in a hospital crib connected to a feeding tube and powerful drugs to treat his HIV infection, 3-month-old Rico Martinez Nagel finally went home Friday.
But the legal battle between his parents and a southern Minnesota county over custody of the boy and supervision of his medical care is far from over.
That won’t be decided until early next month, when a Mower County judge presides over a two-day bench trial to determine whether the county should continue to supervise his medical treatments or trust them to the care of his parents, Lindsey Nagel and John Martinez.… Read the rest
51 days after a newborn baby was taken away by Mower County officials, he was back in his parents’ arms Friday.
But for how long?
Rico Martinez Nagel was born with HIV.
He was removed from his Brownsdale home, southwest of Rochester, because doctors feared his mother and father wanted to discontinue his HIV medications.
It’s a story that played out once before for this family–nearly two decades ago.
“We’re just happy to have him home,” said 22-year-old Lindsey Nagel, as she held Rico in her arms. Rico was calm and quiet; he didn’t even fuss while liquid HIV medications pumped into his tiny body.… Read the rest
Three-month-old Rico Martinez Nagel has HIV. Court documents say Mower County got involved after his parents missed a medical appointment. But to better understand this story, you need to read what happened more than 20 years ago.
“Look how much he’s changed,” Lindsey Nagel said as she flipped through pictures of her son.
At the home of any new baby, it doesn’t take long for the talk to turn in that direction. Only at the Nagels, in Brownsdale, Minn., little Rico isn’t able to hear any of it.
“It really hurts,” Lindsey Nagel said.… Read the rest
Local family members have been pleading their case for more than a month to regain custody of their nearly 3-month-old baby. However, county officials and doctors are hesitant, given the potential circumstances: Tests show the child is HIV positive. But they clearly have other concerns, as well; specifically, an antiretroviral therapy (ART) the family spoke out against in the past.
Mower County Human Services took the child, Rico Martinez Nagel, from Lindsey Nagel and John Martinez’s custody on Jan. 18, where they were living in Brownsdale with Lindsey’s parents, Steve and Cheryl Nagel.… Read the rest
A MUST READ from Celia Farber
“I have covered the HIV wars, in gory detail, and with increasing shock, since Peter Duesberg’s first critique appeared in the literature in 1987, in Cancer Research, arguing against “retroviruses” as causes of cancer and or pathogens capable of causing “AIDS.” You know, this “war,” it always has a precise location at a given time, a portal – a human being or family, through whom it beats its message of ultra violence, its domination, its will to prevail…”
Read the whole article on … Read the rest
Once upon a time there was a little baby girl, born in a dangerous, poor and dodgy land, full of woe and strife.
She was not safe! She had no mommy and no daddy.
Thankfully, loving parents came, looking for a baby they could share their home with. They brought her to a warm, cozy, safe neighborhood just like a suberb of Oz. Everything was cool. The baby was healthy. She was happy. So were the mommy and daddy.… Read the rest
Celia Farber’s intro:
“I have covered the HIV wars, in gory detail, and with increasing shock, since Peter Duesberg’s first critique appeared in the literature in 1987, in Cancer Research, arguing against “retroviruses” as causes of cancer and or pathogens capable of causing “AIDS.”
You know, this “war,” it always has a precise location at a given time, a portal–a human being, or family, through whom it beats its message of ultra violence, its domination, its will to prevail. It is blind with rage and fear, and it does not know how to differentiate between killing and “saving lives.” If it has to kill in the name of saving lives, it will.… Read the rest