Munchausen's by Proxy
Have you ever heard of this scary phenomenon? There are parents and caregivers in the world who either fake or exacerbate an illness in a child in order to bring attention to themselves. It's a very scary illness because boundaries are not always recognized by those who suffer from this.
I am going to include an article below about this for those people who may not have heard of this. If you are concerned that someone you may know is exhibiting these behaviors it is best to get them help, they have an illness and it needs to be treated.
Thanks for their article