UPDATE 5:30 PM | A DISABLED four-year-old boy who was taken from a Brisbane hospital by his parents has been found “safe and well” in Newcastle, north of Sydney.
Chase Walker-Steven, 4, was taken from the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital by his parents Jacinda Walker, 26, and Marc Steven, 28, around 12.30pm on Thursday.
Police issued an Amber Alert for the boy around midday on Friday and within four hours his mother was found in Newcastle. Her wheelchair-bound son and his father, however, remained missing.
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Authorities held serious concerns for the child’s wellbeing as he suffers from a serious medical condition. Police said they feared the child may have been at “significant risk”.
Fortunately, the four-year-old was found unharmed with his father also in Newcastle just after 5pm. Police said the child was “safe and well”.
It’s understood he is now being transported to a hospital in Newcastle.
Chase suffers from Epileptic Encephalopathy, hypertonic quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy, Microcephaly and a Neurodevelopmental disorder.
His mother claims vaccinations administered before the age of two caused her son to develop “spastic, quadriplegic cerebral palsy and undiagnosed, uncontrolled epilepsy”.
The now four-year-old suffers daily seizures, cannot walk, sit or crawl on his own.
Ms Walker claims Chase’s condition was improving with natural treatments, including an organic diet and medicinal cannabis, but the four-year-old was recently hospitalised for treatment and tubal feeding against his parents’ wishes.