VEGANS ARE NOW BEING IMPRISONED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ! THANK YOU FDA!
- Urgent News:
* Families are being torn apart!
* Parents are being jailed!
* Children are being seized and taken away from their homes!
For eating a vegan live food diet!
Not in America, right? Read on...
One family that has experienced the brunt of this attack is the
Andressohn family. You may have heard a few national news bites about
this family's horrendous situation.
A beautiful, peaceful, God-centered family that committed the "crime"
of practicing total wellness and for years has been eating vegan live
foods. This story you are about to read may be difficult for you to
believe but unfortunately it is absolutely true.
This is must read information for everyone who believes unbounded
health & happiness is an inalienable right for all. This urgent report
will provide you with the whole story and what must be done to help
this family & preserve every Americans' right to pursue a healthy and
Here is their story...
The Andressohn Family
Joseph and Lomay Andressohn live in Homestead, Florida just outside
Miami. The Andressohns are the proud parents of 4 beautiful children
ages 8, 6, 4 and 3. They are a God revering & loving family. Along
their life journey together, they discovered the wondrous benefits of
a living food lifestyle.
Joseph and Lamoy chose this healthy way to live more than 4 years ago,
with their two children at the time, and made it an important part of
their life. Over the next several years, the Andressohns were blessed
with three more children. As part of their home schooling, the
children were taught how and why a live food diet is so important to
their health & well being. When well-meaning neighbors offer candy to
the children, it is politely declined. When asked why, the children
say,"Candy is not good for you!" and then explain to them the great
benefits of eating only living foods.
The Day the Andressohn Family Was Torn Apart!
Life was grand until one fateful day, May 15, 2003. The Andressohns'
5½-month-old daughter, Woyah, who at birth was diagnosed with DiGeorge
Syndrome was having problems breathing. The Andressohns immediately
called 911 for help. The ambulance arrived with the local police.
Being entirely unfamiliar with a living food lifestyle the officers
questioned the Andressohns at the scene. Due to the officers ignorance
of a live food nutritional lifestyle, they jumped to conclusions and
suspected parental neglect, and held the parents for further
questioning, forbidding them to go to the hospital to be with their
Just two hours after the emergency call was made, the Florida
Department of Children and Families (DCF) arrived and took the other
four children into custody. Immediately following this action, police
investigators arrived at the Andressohns' residence, asking them to
sign a release paper so they could search their home. They were told
by the investigators, " A warrant would be obtained from a judge the
next day so why not let the search begin immediately? ". The
Andressohns were also told the more they cooperated, the sooner they
could see their baby girl. Completely wrought with worry for their
daughter and with nothing to hide, the Andressohns signed. Nothing was
found in the search to substantiate the suspicions of the police
However the investigators were still not satisfied and took the
Andressohns to the police station for further questioning. The parents
were questioned by the police for hours, and after all of this time
the Andressohns were then given the terrible news their baby daughter
Woyah had died hours before. The Andressohns had been lied to and
grilled by the authorities for information. The police and DCF
investigators had clearly withheld the information of their baby's
death as a means to extract information unethically. The shocked and
grieving Andressohns were then taken home and were told they would be
What Would You Do If This Happened To Your Family?
The Andressohns' first concern at this point was the health of their
other children. With permission from DCF, they prepared living food
and took it to the care provider's home. During this time the DCF
doctor was under pressure from the prosecutor to examine the children.
The doctor performed a cursory examination only and thus misdiagnosed
the children's state of health and reported to the court that the
children were malnourished and had signs of rickets. It was later
discovered this was a lie under oath! The state's radiologist later
re-examined the children and gave them all a clean bill of health!
However, the misdiagnosis by the DCF doctor granted the judge the
authority to force the children's DCF care providers to feed them
bread, pasta, peanut butter, soymilk and other so-called "Standard
American Diet" foods. Within the first week of this radical diet
change, all the children came down with flu-like symptoms. The two
older children complained of head and stomach pains, while the two
younger children were rushed to the emergency room. Never having been
sick a day in their life, they were diagnosed with bronchitis, asthma
Now you need to understand that these are children who have never
experienced illness in their entire lives or the symptoms of being
sick such as stomachaches and headaches so this was completely foreign
to them. As you can imagine the children were terrified!
When the Andressohns learned of this despicable action, they motioned
the courts to reverse this decision and allow the children to return
to eating whole live foods. Reversing this action took several court
appearances to accomplish. Then on June 6th the Andressohns appeared
in court on a motion to have the children placed in the custody of
Joseph Andressohn's sister.
Provide Your Family A Healthy Diet: GO TO JAIL!
The same day, the media arrived to film the police serving arrest
warrants to both Joseph and Lomay. That day they began a 99- day stay
in jail! While the Andressohns were incarcerated, DCF decided to
modify the children's diet yet another time, this time including meat
and dairy, and they were given inoculations. This caused the children
to again, become radically sick, and more visits to the emergency room
followed. The children were finally allowed to live with Joseph's sister.
Making the Best of A Miserable Situation
While incarcerated, Joseph and Lamoy attempted to continue eating a
living food diet. Lamoy received support from her fellow inmates and
some of the staff, but the facility authorities became concerned and
ordered her to visit the detention hospital for a thorough check-up.
This went on for 1½ months until they were convinced that she was
fine. She was able to continue to eat living food the entire 99 days.
Three inmates actually became vegetarians while in jail with her, and
Lamoy was also able to help people with headaches and other minor
pains by providing reflexology. Joseph unfortunately, did not have all
the support he needed, and thus succumbed to small amounts of cooked
food. As a result Joseph himself became very ill, suffering a
multitude of ailments.
During the Andressohn's 99 days in jail, friends and loved ones
diligently made great efforts to arrange their release. In the end, a
friend who hardly knew the Andressohns came forward and paid
$12,500.00 to release the Andressohns on a combined $125,000 bond.
Their release came with the unusual condition that the Andressohns
agree to be placed under "house arrest". This condition requires both
parents to be shackled to electronic ankle monitors. But as the
Anderssohns soon learned this was just the beginning of their horrific
Imagine receiving a 50-year prison sentence for feeding your children
a healthy live food diet!
Unbelievably, the prosecutor actually attempted to negotiate a plea
bargain. The prosecutor offered 50 years for 1 count of aggravated
manslaughter and 4 counts of child neglect. When this was refused, the
prosecutor came back with a 10-year offer. Once again, the Andressohns
refused and he dropped it to 2 - 3 years. When the Andressohns refused
this offer the prosecutor then dropped it once again to 364 days. The
prosecutor was adamant and said that this would be the last offer.
Having done nothing wrong, the Andressohns said they would not admit
guilt and headed for the courtroom doors. The prosecutor literally
chased them out of the room asking if they would accept probation.
Even though probation may sound good the Andressohns said they would
not compromise their position or their children's health knowing that
probation most likely meant feeding their children a diet that the
state would force upon them.
What the Andressohns Now Face
The Andressohns are facing two critical court trials and they MUST win
both cases in order to reunite their family.
The first trial is for criminal charges:
1 count of aggravated manslaughter and 4 counts of child neglect. This
trial is set for January 25th, 2005.
The second trial is in the family court:
To prove they are parents fit to raise their children. This trial date
for the family court is under continuance until the criminal trial is
Please keep in mind the Andressohns are people of very modest means.
The financial strain of this nightmare is beyond belief!
What Is Being Done To Help The Andressohns?
What needs to be done is obvious
The Andressohns need help getting their family back together again.
Their four children have been without their parents for 18 months and
the Andressohns desperately need financial help in order to defend
themselves & reunite their family.
Rawfriends.com along with the help of some very special people who
have generously donated their time and resources, have put together an
easy, practical & rewarding way for YOU to help the Andressohns today.
For your support, of 19 dollars or more, you will receive in return a
valuable gift. Gratefully, all the valuable gift products have been
donated to the Andressohn cause. This guarantees that 100% of all
donations will go directly to the Andressohn family!
The Big Picture
Now, please take a moment to ponder the big picture and what this case
means to you & everyone who believes it is our right to live a healthy
& happy life. As advocates and emissaries of this lifestyle, we know
full well that it's our lifestyle that is being persecuted!
What Is Our Responsibility?
Embracing living foods isn't only about how to juice vegetables and
make raw wedding cakes; it can mean facing adversity & standing up for
our right to live a life of wellness. Right now, each and every one of
us who embrace a living food lifestyle is on trial right along with
the Andressohn family.
The Andressohns are not only fighting for themselves and their
children's lives but for OUR way of life as well!
Re: [RawPortland] VEGANS ARE NOW BEING IMPRISONEDHello,There has been mention of a new web site, rawfriends.com, on many email lists recently, including RawPortland. The web site asks for support to help the Andressohn family, which is fighting a legal battle over the death of their infant and the raising of their children, regarding their raw food diet.I was asked to place a link on my website (soystache.com) to rawfriends.com.Before doing so, I wanted to verify the web site was, indeed, supporting the Andressohns. I have been following this case through the media since it began. I called the office of Rubin Ellis in Miami, the Andressohns' attorney. I spoke to Andrew Fields, an attorney from California, helping with the case. He spoke very highly of Willa and Steven, who run RawFriends.com. He also spoke highly of many others, such as Rubin Ellis, who are working together to help the Andressohns, donating legal help, transportation, and housing, etc.I just wanted members of this list to know, if you had any concerns about the web site, rest assured, they seem to be doing a great deal to help support the Andressohns through this ordeal. The web site helps raise funds for the effort. Apparently books, etc. have been donated to the cause, which are available on the web site.JeffPresident, SoyStache.comAuthor, Vice Cream* RawFriends.com - Designed specifically to help people and support rawfamilies or individuals in need. We are currently working on supporting a Florida couple, the Andressohns, who were unjustly treated for choosing a raw food lifestyle. http://www.rawfriends.com