Video: Baby’s life rests in hands of US Postal Service


It is a matter of life and death. A terminally ill Bonners Ferry infant needs specific medical supplies to survive but his mother claims the mail carrier won’t deliver them.

Baby James Grady was born with more birth defects than you can count on your hands, as well as a genetic disorder, Fanconi’s Anemia, that will eventually lead to bone marrow failure.

Now Grady is facing a whole new battle for her son. His medical supplies are not being delivered to their home, even prompting an emergency trip to the ER. Her first thought was the medical supply company was to blame, but after she had the company track the shipment, “She said, it’s ready to be shipped out from the post office today, and as soon as she said post office I was like, ‘Oh.'”

Since moving to Bonners Ferry in May 2013 Grady has had issues receiving her mail. Her landlord, who is also her neighbor, says the issues started because the mail carrier was afraid of his border collie. Desperate for these medical supplies, Grady went to the post office to get answers.

“I was crying profusely I was like, ‘You don’t understand, I need my supplies,'” said Grady.

If she hadn’t gone to the Post Office to pick up the supplies, they were going to be shipped back to Spokane. All the postal worker could tell her was her home was deemed as “not deliverable to this address.”

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