Positive Progress for Josie Lou Ratley


Some good news on the recovery progress of Josie Lou Ratley, the Deerfield Beach, Florida 15-year-old girl I wrote about last month who was beaten severely by classmate Wayne Treacy over a text message about a relationship.

Josie’s mother was on the Today Show this morning mentioned that Josie began moving her eyes and is off all but the pain medication. While she is still in a medically induced coma, she did start breathing on her own on Tuesday.

Josie Lou Ratley

Josie Lou Ratley

Josie was allegedly beaten and kicked with a steel-toed boot by Treacy so severely, she was unrecognizable at first. Doctors are now withdrawing the coma-inducing drugs in the hopes that Ratley will be off all of them soon. They still do not know if she is brain-damaged and only time will tell as she wakes from her coma.

While the lawyers for Treacy say he is “devastated” and “remorseful” over the attack, Josie’s mother said on the Today Show she still has not received any form of apology or act of concern from Wayne Treacy or his parents.

Prosecutors will decide by April 19th on whether to charge Treacy as an adult or a juvenile for his actions.

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5 thoughts on “Positive Progress for Josie Lou Ratley

  1. Excuse me…the Treacy LAWYERS expressed remorse for the kid?!?!? Well, that’s certainly a fine example the Treacy parent(s) are setting…let their lawyer do what the kid is incapable of doing. No wonder the kid is capable of brutality. But, then, the lawyer probably knows that.

  2. I’m going to raise awareness about bullies, I’m not a parent and I don’t know what it feels like to have had this done, but I have been bullied, and I want it to stop. For the future and for the present. Kids shouldn’t have to worry about going to school to be picked on, they go to school to learn.

  3. YES YES YES !!! The Girls Text Message PROVOKED The Boy ! She Should Be ashamed Of HERSELF ! Mothers Of Children Today DON’T TEACH Their Kids COMPASSION For Other’s ! PARENTS “MOTHERS” Have Got To Start Actually RAISING Their Kids And Teaching Them Right From Wrong ! Which In This Case The Mother Truly DID NOT DO ! What This Girl Said To The Boy Was INEXCUSABLE ! If You Ask ME , She Deserved Everything She Got ! I Bet Ya Now She Will THINK Before The Next Time She Starts To Talk About Someone’s DEAD BROTHER ! Donna

  4. Donna :
    YES YES YES !!! The Girls Text Message PROVOKED The Boy ! She Should Be ashamed Of HERSELF ! Mothers Of Children Today DON’T TEACH Their Kids COMPASSION For Other’s ! PARENTS “MOTHERS” Have Got To Start Actually RAISING Their Kids And Teaching Them Right From Wrong ! Which In This Case The Mother Truly DID NOT DO ! What This Girl Said To The Boy Was INEXCUSABLE ! If You Ask ME , She Deserved Everything She Got ! I Bet Ya Now She Will THINK Before The Next Time She Starts To Talk About Someone’s DEAD BROTHER ! Donna

    You’re disgusting. You have no soul. She might have said something questionable, but that does NOT warrant anybody beating her to the point of potential permanent brain damage! You make me sick. Your lack of empathy only serves to make you look like a coldhearted nasty person.

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