12 year old Rocco D. Magliozzi loved sports. His potential could have taken him far. But he was robbed of those potential when he was sent to a wilderness program where he fell ill far away from any hospital. The West Nile Virus claimed his life.
Time was the deciding factor when this occured and for therapist the question whether one of the children in their care would try to fake an illness will be the first thing they have to investigate. However such a serious illness don't leave the staff the luxery to discuss the case and it was known that this illness existed in the area.
Still he came too late to the hospital and was robbed of his young life. Parents should learn from this case and think twice before they leave their children into residential care. He never made to return to his beloved sport back home.
May he rest in peace.
List of deaths 2005 - 2009, Fornits Wiki
Rocco Magliozzi, 12; loved sports, By David Abel, The Boston Globe