The mother of Brendan James Blum was forced to put into treatment due to pressure from the authorities. She found what she believed was a fine place run under the guidance of one of the biggest operators of treatment programs for minors. A business often seen on TV-shows like Brat Camp and Dr. Phil.
But for 14 year old Brendan James Blum the facility chosen became a death trap when the employees failed to take action when he fell ill. We don't know the extend of pain this young man had to endure before he finally was granted peace. We do know that had the employees reacted and taken him to a hospital his life might have been spared.
The group home is no longer in operation and the customers - the parents - now know how dangerous residential treatment can be. Unfortunately too late for young Brendan James Blum. His family tried to help him. This huge firm failed both the boy and his relatives.
May he find peace where he is now.