007 - PTB Discusses Dee Dee and Gypsy Blanchard, Dr. Phil, and How Old Shyloh and Amelia Were In College
Dee Dee Blancharde had Gypsy at age 24, the father was 17. Separated soon after, Dee Dee and Gypsy moved in with her father and stepmother. Gypsy starts to develop sleep apnea at 3 months old. They also found a chromosome disease that slowed her development. In a wheelchair since age 7 because of muscular dystrophy. She also had leukemia and a feeding tube.
In 2005 their apartment was destroyed in 2005 due to Hurricane Katrina. Lost all the medical files. Moved to Missouri and started fresh. Given a new house from habitat for humanity as well as a make a wish trip, in addition to many other perks.
Dee Dee and Gypsy seemed to be very close, they were always close in public, holding hands and close together.
As Gypsy grew older she got into science fiction and boys. Her mom worried that the boys would take advantage of her. Gypsy met Nicholas Godejohn and started dating him online.
Then on June 14, 2015 there are two facebook posts on Dee Dee’s facebook. “That b---- is dead.” and “I fucken SLASHED THAT FAT PIG AND RAPED HER SWEET INNOCENT DAUGHTER...HER SCREAM WAS SOOOO FUCKEN LOUD LOL.” When people went to check on her they found Dee Dee dead from multiple stab wounds and Gypsy had disappeared but her wheelchair was still there.
Gypsy was found a few days later with Nicholas, in WI and everything came to light.
None of Gypsy’s illness were real. All of the records were fake, including her birth certificate. The pills and procedures were real. This is known as Munchausen By Proxy, where someone tries to convince the world that another person is ill.
Dee Dee would shave Gypsy’s head, she would find a new doctor when one disagreed with her and cut anyone out of their lives who questioned her, including Gypsy’s dad. Gypsy was aware, to some extent, that none of her illnesses were real.
Gypsy and her boyfriend killed her mom so Gypsy could get out of the situation. Once found she was held on a one million dollar bail.
Plead guilty in court to second degree murder. She received a 10 year sentence. Boyfriend plead not guilty and is still awaiting trial. Now, Gypsy is working toward earning her GED and participating in the research process for "By Proxy," a proposed scripted TV series about the case.