Josh Osborne Law Signed by Governor

Josh Osborne lives in LaVergne with his Aunt Kim Tammy. Before that, he lived in Lebanon, spending most of his time chained to a bed, craving food and water.  When he was rescued, these neglectful parents were only sentenced to a few years in prison because there was no law on the books that made starvation and dehydration a child abuse offense.  In fact, his stepmother is already out of prison.

Today Josh has doubled his body weight, so it’s obvious that lack of food was the main reason he weighed less than 50 pounds at the age of 15.  He is much stronger now.  Strong enough that he has surrounded himself with people who love him and fight for him so that he can fight for other children.

Through Josh and his Aunt’s efforts, Governor Phil Bredeson signed Josh Osborne’s Law into effect which states that starvation and dehydration are indeed criminal offenses against children.

Congratulations Josh and Aunt TAMMY. We are so proud of you!


3 Responses

  1. Way to go Josh…you have all of rutherford county on your side big guy!!

  2. Josh had emergency surgery yesterday at Vanderbuilt. I don’t know any details, but we don’t need details to keep him in our prayers.

    Does anyone know about the fate of his siblings? Could they be returned to their mother?

    Surely there’s some protection for them too.

  3. I would love to be able to write Josh, and he has been and always will be on our hearts!!

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