Waukesha Xtreme Dance team member, 11-year-old Yaretzi Becerra-Montes was dancing to a Hannah Montana song in the Waukesha Christmas parade when BLM supporter, and violent criminal, Darrell Brooks Jr. plowed into her with his marroon SUV. “I was dancing to this Hannah Montana song, ‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,’ and then I was hit hard and everything went black,” Yaretzi said. “When I woke up, everything felt like a dream.” Fortunately, she is one of a handful of kids who was recently released from the Children’s Wisconsin Milwaukee Hospital.
Last week, 8-year-old Jackson Sparks succumbed to his injuries and died at the hospital. His 12-year-old brother Tucker is still in the hospital.
So, what kind of care are the children who were taken from the horrific massacre in Waukesha to Children’s Wisconsin Milwaukee Hospital?
It’s being reported by Newstalk 1130 that Wisconsin’s largest children’s hospital has been struggling to care for patients in the wake of the Waukesha Christmas Parade attack in large part because of staffing issues stemming from its COVID-19 vaccine mandate, multiple sources tell “The Dan O’Donnell Show.”
18 children were brought to the Children’s Wisconsin Milwaukee Hospital with injuries suffered when a driver plowed into parade-goers Sunday afternoon. One of those children was among the six people killed when he succumbed to his injuries Tuesday afternoon. Several of the young victims remain in critical or serious condition, and sources say the hospital simply did not have enough nurses or support staff to adequately handle the sudden rush.
“It was a nightmare,” said one nurse, who spoke on condition of anonymity because she is not authorized to speak on the record. “We just don’t have enough people and [supervisors] were frantically calling in everyone they could, but it wasn’t enough. We are taking care of everyone the best we can, but it’s hard.”
A high-ranking official at Children’s, who also spoke on condition of anonymity, said the hospital currently has hundreds of open positions and attributes much of the staffing shortage to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate.