Growing up, Gypsy Rose had quite a chaotic childhood, filled with an insurmountable number of doctor's appointments and surgeries. According to her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard, Gypsy suffered from a multitude of illnesses from leukemia to muscular dystrophy. Dee Dee did everything she could to support her daughter’s condition(s).
She took her to Special Olympics events and made appointments with the best and most expensive specialists to help diagnose her daughter’s alleged ailments. All the while poor Gypsy sat in a wheelchair, with an oxygen tank and a feeding tube.
One would wonder what kind of a child could murder their own mother, especially one who did so much for her. In this case, it would be a long-term victim of child abuse.
A child who was manipulated to believe she had cancer. A child who was barred from walking when she was perfectly capable of doing so. A child whose mother lied to her about everything, including her age and beat her severely when she showed any inkling that she was perfectly healthy.