People who read this blog will know that I believe most of it to be faked, to the extent that I think that Amanda Todd may still be receiving therapy in a protective, supervised environment at British Columbia Children’s Hospital.
Why do I increasingly believe that?
During this story, I was surprised by the lack of information about where Amanda was or who she was with at the time of her death. In many other cases, mothers have spoken about how they found their sons or daughters.
I have now received good information that tells me that Amanda was at the British Columbia Children’s Hospital at the time of her death, under the supervision of Dr. Tyler Black.
This would explain a lot. The Children’s Hospital would be extremely reluctant to want this kind of publicity. Assuming that Amanda was in their care at the time, it leaves them wide open to accusations of negligence.
But it also solves a lot of problems regarding her disappearance from society. If she had been found at home, witnesses would have described seeing ambulances/police arriving at the house. And it is likely, given the history of other stories, and Mrs Todd’s interminable desire to talk about her daughter, that we would have heard about all the circumstances.
So – if Amanda HAD died at the Children’s Hospital, there would have been major uproar. Not even the British Columbia press would have let that go without some sort of investigation.
Now – look at how quickly the news got out. There is a tendency to try to suppress suicide stories, or at least delay the announcements until more facts are known. But it was almost as if the whole thing had been orchestrated, from the video onwards. It was very close to the already-organised anti-bullying events. The Snowflake Walk and the memorials seemed to be organised extremely fast. And, if you look at the responses from Mrs Todd, it looked as if she was prepared for it – according to her, one of her first reactions was to write a blog entry, which is bizarre. Here it is:
‘Day 0 – Oct 10 – To my Princess Snowflake – May you find angels and snowflakes in your forever place. I love you with all my heart and will always miss and think of you. You will be in the hearts of Christopher and Mom FOREVER!!! May you watch down on us. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH …… xoxox Love Mom’
I just find it odd that a mother – who surely would be distraught and almost inconsolable – puts her mind to writing a blog right from the start. Having not done anything remotely similar before. But note one more big omission – no mention of father. ‘You will be in the hearts of Christopher and Mom’ – but why not dad? Suspicious?
So no. Earlier in this blog, I steered away from the ‘fake’ story, but I feel I have not been honest with myself. I should have stuck to my guns, rather than change. The presence of Amanda at the hospital, the lack of funeral news, the strange reactions and responses since the event still lead me to believe one thing – Amanda is still alive, and in therapy, waiting to be released with a clean slate whenever possible.