The Story Of Gypsy Rose Blanchard
Gypsy Rose Blanchard was born in 1991. Her father had abandoned them, and her mother, Dee Dee, raised Gypsy alone.
When Rose was three months old, her mother told doctors that Rose had developed breathing difficulties and was diagnosed with sleep apnea.
That was the beginning of the false ailments that Gypsy’s mother attributed to her. Dee Dee suffered from Munchausen Syndrome.
The syndrome is exhibited when a parent focuses on the non-existent illnesses of their children.
Dee Dee decided that her daughter needed a wheelchair. The syndrome is exhibited when a parent focuses on the non-existent illnesses of their children. Dee Dee decided that her daughter needed a wheelchair.
She told her family that her daughter had a chromosomal disorder that prevented her from moving independently; therefore, she was utterly dependent on her mother.
Gypsy had lost a significant amount of weight, and her mother installed a feeding tube into her wheelchair.
Gypsy’s health issues became a reality and increased dramatically. She was diagnosed with epilepsy.
Doctors prescribed Tegretol, which caused her teeth to fall apart. Her grandparents were concerned that their granddaughter wouldn’t survive into adulthood.
After Hurricane Katrina, Dee Dee and her daughter moved from Louisiana to Missouri. Gypsy’s mother even added an ”e” to their name “Blanchard” to start life anew.
According to their new neighbors, mother and daughter were inseparable and best of friends. They were inseparable since Gypsy believed she couldn’t move independently without her mother’s support.
Dee Dee contacted the media, in a bid to get hers and her daughter’s story covered and become famous. She wanted to be portrayed as a resilient mother who symbolized faith and positivity.
Her tactic worked, with her daughter being crowned the queen at a local Mardi Gras Parade.
She won trips to Walt Disney World, and backstage passes to a Miranda Lambert concert. Miranda Lambert even sent Gypsy’s mom a whopping $6,000 to help raise her sick child.