Mom Arrested for Scamming 'Bucket List' Wishes for Daughter Who Wasn't Dying

A mother has been arrested for siphoning off cash and favors from the community after announcing that her 5-year-old daughter was dying of cancer. Turns out the girl was perfectly healthy. We've heard this story before, and it blows me away every time. In this case, Leatha Kaye Slauson, 30, of Atlantic, Iowa is accused of raising over $1,000 online for care her daughter didn't need, as well as getting the community to pay for a trip to Disney World to fulfill a last wish.

Other bucket list wishes were granted, such as the girl, who wanted to be a firefighter, getting to ride in a firetruck. Meanwhile, Slauson, who has four other children, was telling anyone who would listen, that her daughter's cancer had spread and she didn't have much time left.

Wow, you have to wonder if these mentally disturbed moms who give their kids fake cancer ever think these things through. What exactly are they going to say to people when the kid doesn't die?!

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As someone who has watched a 7-year-old relative REALLY die of cancer, I find these stories so offensive. I get that the moms (why is it always moms?) have deep-seated issues, but if they actually had to for one day watch their child ACTUALLY go through cancer treatment, and actually ask about dying, and actually look at the fear and confusion in his or her eyes -- would they understand this is nothing to pretend?? I really don't know. Some people are that screwed up.

The poor little girl thought she was dying. And so did the woman's husband and the girl's siblings. No family should be put through this deliberately.

Slauson apparently took it another step further too -- feeding her child cannibis oil that she didn't need -- and even going so far as to post a picture of her sucking on a cannibis oil pipe on Facebook.  She must have been so thrilled that she got some "likes" out of that.

The mom has been arrested, and the children are now in the care of their dad, who is said to be trying to figure out his next step. I hope it's to keep his children away from their mom for a long time, because she needs serious help.


Image via Atlantic, Iowa Police



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marie... mariesmama

from iowa  she looks very familiar,but ive never been to atlantic,dont even know where that is

nonmember avatar Karma

That's a way to, "Woman up" takes a real woman to do that!

Amazi... AmazingMomOfTwo

,This lady doesn't live to far from me. She also has a Facebook page or her son saying he was.born with brain bleeds. She is bat shit crazy. She also shoved. A feeding tube. Down her daughters nose into her tummy and has been giveing her daughter HTC oil everyday.

Mrseoc Mrseoc

Sickening. For money? For free trips? I can't imagine the logic behind pretending your child has a fatal illness. What you put into the world fills the circle and comes back to you. Karma.

nonmember avatar krystian

Coming from someone who had cancer

This shit pissed me off so badly.

This mother will never know what it's like to have a child who is so sick that you can't do anything for her. Not knowing what it's like to rush your child to the ER because her temp is only at 101 And the Tylenol and Motrin isn't working. Not knowing why her cell counts aren't coming up. Spending a birthday in the hospital, or finding out on your sons birthday that your child has cancer, and will be tryin the new chemo for the first time. And they aren't sure if it'll work or not.

People like her make me sick

nonmember avatar adam

just google her name you will find out shes been doing this for years

nonmember avatar kat

Omg she used to live in fort dodge and do in home daycare and my kids went there! ! Scary

nonmember avatar a guest

Wow, this is one sicko! It makes my stomach turn. KARMA will bite her in the A##. Who comes up with this stuff. I have seen my father,2 younger cousins and a best friend die of Cancer, this I would not wish on anyone. Let alone fool social media scam for money that is just evil personafied! I pray those other children never see this woman again. Think of the damage already done on that little girl. May,that Mother be put in a mental institution for Life! Never,to see outside! It Takes All Kinds.

JoWana Olson

If she has been doing this for years where has the dad been. If he didn't know his little girl wasn't sick and put a stop to all of the torture he is as bad as she is.


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