A heartbreaking tragedy struck a family in North Carolina after Joseph Mcfalls unexpectedly passed away just days after child protective services denied repeated requests to return his two children from foster care. This incident highlights how one can die of a “broken heart.”
The McFalls story went viral with over 1 million views and 10k shares, and within weeks, the childrens’ foster parents were ordered to return Sham and Joseph Mcfalls children. Keep this family in your thoughts and prayers as they work towards healing from this devastating tragedy.
Full NewsBreak story: Sham and Joseph were battling addiction and sought help to recover. They worked hard to improve their lives, maintain sobriety, and become better parents. Despite their progress, CPS removed their children and kept them in foster care. The couple received several certificates, found employment, passed drug tests, and completed everything CPS asked of them, but roadblocks were continuously put in place to prevent the children from being reunited with their family.
A family team meeting was held, but Joe’s sister and Operation Stop CPS, an organization fighting against the injustices of CPS were denied the opportunity to speak on behalf of the family. The stress induced by CPS during the meeting caused Joe to have a brain aneurysm, which he ultimately did not recover from. The family was devastated and left with unanswered questions as to why only one of their three children was allowed to remain in their home.
Operation Stop CPS asked for public assistance in emailing Tammy Shook from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and demanding that the McFalls children be reunified with their family.
The final outcome of this family serves as proof of how important it is to work together as a community and fight against these types of injustices. Teamwork makes the dream work.