More than Gravelles

An American Indian quotation states, "Never judge a man until you have walked in his moccasins for a day.'
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

An American Indian quotation states, “Never judge a man until you have walked in his moccasins for a day.”

People making negative comments about the Gravelles have only heard the negative side of the Gravelle story, mainly through the media which focuses on negative issues in order to sell their story. These stories contained many distortions and untruths.

I knew the Gravelles personally, was in their home and observed them and their children. All the allegations of so-called abuse have a plausible explanation including those of the biological children. Many of the interventions such as sleeping in the bathtub to control purposeful bedwetting were suggested by social workers and the agencies from which the children were adopted. However, the county never asked the Gravelles why they did these interventions. The prosecutor stated “There’s enough blame to go around.” Why are the Gravelles the only ones being blamed and punished? Why aren’t those people being held accountable too?

Carol Gibson

Wakeman