|Sweet little Abby in summer 2013|
When my dad came home from work and heard about the doctor's examination results, he pulled Angie into the bedroom and shut the door, where he berated her for discussing the details with us and must have told her to never talk about it any more to anyone. (I'm assuming he ordered her to never speak of it again, because of the fact that after he talked with her it was suddenly taboo for her or anyone else to make a single comment about Abby's limp/injury).
They started having a physical therapist come to the house to work with Abby, but they came only during school hours, or whenever Syd, Dani, and I weren't home. My dad wouldn't let anyone discuss even the physical therapy. One time I remember one of my sisters asking at dinner about how Abby's PT was going, and my dad silenced her and changed the subject before she got an answer. So we knew the subject was off limits.
The public scrutiny of our situation with our father has brought out much discussion that he clearly does not want to have. I'm worried about Abby because knowing what I know about the doctor's recommendations and Abby's physical therapy, the following contradictions coming from my dad and his supporters have me pretty convinced that something is wrong where Abby is concerned. I'm so worried about her.
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The following debate complete with screen shots happened on my previous Facebook page called Missing Wolferts girls - finding the answers during the period of time when my Uncle Troy was serving as editor along with a volunteer admin calling herself "Mel Bittner"--I'm not certain if that is her real name or not--they were both posting as "Missing Wolferts girls - finding the answers." ("Mel Bittner" has since deleted that page, so I am forced to recount it for you using screen shots for accuracy). My uncle told me what happened, and I am sharing it here so that you can get a better idea of why so many of us are concerned for my youngest sister who still lives with my dad.
On September 16, Angie wrote a comment in a thread on their Facebook page that was almost missed among 27 other comments about passing out flyers to find Syd and Dani:
This prompted a discussion on the Finding the Answers page about what kind of surgery Abby had undergone. Within a few hours, one of my dad's biggest and most vocal supporters, who is a close friend to my dad's parents Jane and Edgar Wolferts, wrote the following two comments on Facebook in two separate discussions:
Then Angie (sounding suspiciously like my dad) posted the following post, and in the comments below, people asked Dad or Angie to produce a medical bill to prove it was a tonsillectomy and prove the allegations wrong. He refused to do that, and has still never done it. Why wouldn't he be anxious to prove his innocence in this serious question about my sister? It would have been so easy to just snap a pic of my sister's bill.
Shortly after that post, which was also deleted, Allison stopped posting on any of the pages, when before she had posted multiple times every day since late August when this all became public. Additionally, the posted Fundly trust fund for my dad (that Allison's husband set up) was removed that day from my dad's Facebook page. There was no statement about why she was leaving, she just disappeared from the discussion.
A few weeks ago, someone who had been a staunch supporter of my dad claimed to have become disenchanted with my dad and his supporters, and she reached out to my uncle and gave him screen shots to suggest that there has been a secret, closed Facebook group called "Save The girls" which Allison and Angie are a part of. If the following shared screen shot is true, it seems Allison isn't upset by Angie calling her "not legitimate." On November 16, Angie told this secret group that "Abby has never had a hip thing." She also suggested that Jane (my paternal grandmother) is the one who told Allison "that Abby had a hip thing." Angie also suggested that Abby has one leg that is longer than the other but has never had hip problems." This directly contradicts the discussion Angie and I had after Abby's doctor appointment when I lived there.
This is the first time I've ever heard the idea that Abby has one leg that is longer than the other being promoted by Angie. Why is Angie now saying to people that Abby has never had hip problems when she herself reported to me that Abby's pediatrician had diagnosed a hip problem? Why would Omi (my paternal grandmother) have told Allison that Abby had hip surgery if that isn't what happened? What possible reason could Omi have had to make up a specific detail like that? It makes no sense for her to have lied, but my dad has every reason to lie and keep a fact like "a hip problem caused by physical trauma of some kind" from the public. I know my sister had a hip problem that the doctor said she wasn't born with. I believe that Abby had hip surgery on September 15th and that my dad and Angie are covering it up with lies. I want to be wrong, but until I see a medical statement proving a tonsillectomy, I must assume that it is my dad who is lying. I have sadly witnessed him lying countless times in my life.