Florida Parents Told Their Child He Has Brain Cancer To Make Money.

A Florida couple is behind bars and charged with child abuse and fraud after telling their teenage son that he had cancer..

Ginny Irovando Long, 34, and her husband, Robert Edward Long, 47, led their 13-year-old son to believe he was suffering from terminal brain cancer despite his medical records showing otherwise.

The couple was very open about their son’s supposed diagnosis—they shared the news publicly with friends and family on social media and even set up a fundraiser at his school to raise money for his funeral.

In a Facebook post on December 28, “Irovando claimed it was a miracle the boy had lived three days past Christmas and the only person that knows when he is supposed to go is God,” the sheriff’s office wrote.