David and his mother were friends at one time until she became an alcoholic
David's mother found very dangerous ways to abuse him.
David's mother spent years starving him as well as physically abusing him. She would force him to drink things like ammonia and if she found out he had food, she would make him throw it up.
Well if you just let the kid eat
David's father usually tried to help, but typically made the situation worse and eventually gave up because he always lost the fight.
Because his mother wouldn't let him eat, David began stealing food from other kid's lunches while they were out on the playground. This was his only source of food since his mother packed him little to nothing for lunch, and wouldn't give him money to buy food. David eventually got caught and they called his mother to tell her he had been stealing food.
When his mother found out he had been eating, she began forcing him to throw up as soon as he got home from school, and sent him to the garage which is where he slept from now on. He would try and sneak left over food from the garbages until she found out about this as well and would make him sit on the stairs for hours until she called him upstairs to clean up the dinner the rest of the family had just ate.
Things got so bad that his mother began telling him to lay underwater and hold his breath for hours at a time. He was to afraid of her to do anything other than what she said, so he wouldn't try and lift his face out of the water at all. His brothers would come in every once in a while and just look at him then walk out.
David's nurse got tired of seeing his bruises and not being able to do anything. She finally reported the abuse to his principle who notified the police. They fed David and informed him to not be worried, he was going to be safe.