He was born with a rare chromosomal abnormality, which meant even as a teenager, he needed help doing things that most people take for granted.
Getting dressed could be a challenge. So could eating.
But Quinten was also a happy child, who loved water, hugs and the music duo Daft Punk, his sister said. He smiled and laughed about everything.
"Honestly, my biggest worry about him was that he was going to outlive the people that were able to take care of him," said Wood-Harber.
"That was my biggest fear. He was healthy."
Quinten Douglas Wood, 15, died on January 4.
A medical examiner's report lists his cause of death as acute pneumonia. The manner of death was ruled natural.
( Despite the report, Wood-Harber, 28, says she has questions, and she's not alone.Collapse )
This site has directly shared Ms. Wood-Haber's own statement concerning the case, including photographs of the horrible condition her brothers were living in and the what she observed while trying to save them. You can view it here. (Warning: Graphic images of horrible living conditions and Quinten's condition prior to his death)
The petition for a proper investigation into Quinten Wood's death is here: http://www.change.org/petitions/jus
ETA: From the petition, concerning the surviving brother.
"Many people have asked via messages and comments where Cameron is and how he is doing. I wanted to take a minute to assure you all that he is now living with me, is safe, healthy, loved, and cared for, and is getting counseling for the horror that he endured. Most importantly, he has no contact with his abuser.Thank you all, every last one of you, for your support."