Marla Swartz
Marla Swartz

unfortunately the family is going to have to keep him with them. There is no other way to protect him from those who would abuse him.

Tess Fallier
Tess Fallier
  • Marla Swartz

Keeping him in our homes isn't an option. I wish it was, but medicaid won't help pay for the care he would need in our homes. They will pay for a facility. We are trying to keep him as close as possible to my sister's home so that she can visit him regularly, but there aren't enough facilities to house the amount of people that need places to live. I also am looking into hiring someone to stop in randomly once or twice a week unannounced to visit him and make sure he is being cared for.

Marla Swartz
Marla Swartz
  • Marla Swartz

medicaid needs to be talked to my a lawyer so you can get paid to keep him in your homes, there is no other way to insure that he won't be abused by care takers. It has to be a option. Go to DC and go to the white house and talk to Obama, make him fix this. Others get paid to care for their severly needy in home, you have to keep on it.

Lola Aileen Vanslette
Lola Aileen Vanslette
  • Marla Swartz

Not everyone can care for the needs of a disabled person. Some because of their situation, some because they don't know how, but if they need help, they deserve to get it when asked. I, personally, would care for mine, but that is because I was raised in a family with physical and mental disabilities, including an older brother with spinabifida. In my case, it would be normal for me to take care of my own, because we always have. Some can't handle it.

Vicki Collins
Vicki Collins

This is a shame.I can not understand how we can accept this.Where is the compation?If we as a.people let this happen who is to to say one of our loved ones could be next.This is totally unexceptable

Marc Calvert
Marc Calvert
  • Vicki Collins

Welcome to the Corporate States of Wall Street, Where the rich never need to worry about going hungry

Marc Calvert
Marc Calvert
  • Vicki Collins
Jill Matthews-Hadley
Jill Matthews-Hadley

This is how the gov't works. As long as there is family, they leave things up to the family...no matter whether or not the family is capable of the care. We care for my older brother & have tried desperately to get help. But because my parents never had him officially declared disabled, we're left to do it on our own. He's 54 with about a 10 yr old mentality & diabetic. Without constant care, he has siezures & serious problems because he cannot reason well enough to handle his medication,...

This is how the gov't works. As long as there is family, they leave things up to the family...no matter whether or not the family is capable of the care. We care for my older brother & have tried desperately to get help. But because my parents never had him officially declared disabled, we're left to do it on our own. He's 54 with about a 10 yr old mentality & diabetic. Without constant care, he has siezures & serious problems because he cannot reason well enough to handle his medication, diet & exercise. He currently has NO insurance & NO benefits. Praise the Lord my husband makes a decent enough income that I can stay home & care for him as needed but we live paycheck to paycheck & no one seems willing to help us get medical benefits or disability. We're trying to save up to get a lawyer, but that will take time.
My heart goes out to this family as do my prayers. We know full well what they are up against!

Lola Aileen Vanslette
Lola Aileen Vanslette
  • Jill Matthews-Hadley

Sorry, but you are sadly misinformed. If they left it up to the family, they wouldn't have taken my son (19 years old) on July 27,2012, away for being disabled. He was in no danger, and has a TBI from an accident in 2006, never mind the fact that his medication is for his bipolar disorder, not the TBI. They need be trained to differentiate between those who need them and those who don't, instead of taking them against their, and their families will. I hope they can find someone to help with...

Sorry, but you are sadly misinformed. If they left it up to the family, they wouldn't have taken my son (19 years old) on July 27,2012, away for being disabled. He was in no danger, and has a TBI from an accident in 2006, never mind the fact that his medication is for his bipolar disorder, not the TBI. They need be trained to differentiate between those who need them and those who don't, instead of taking them against their, and their families will. I hope they can find someone to help with Colt, but I wish, fervently, that they return my son to his family.

Darla Reed
Darla Reed

This is very unfortunate. Non-medical people have no idea how to find institutions that qualify. The state should find one for him. This needs to be addressed!

Ileana Guevara
Ileana Guevara

La union hace la fuerza. Unamonos.

Scott Evans
Scott Evans

It's cases like this that let us know that we must fight for the 98% US....
If we do not, who will.
Call your elected officials and tell them to support OBAMACARE, Tax Cuts for middle america and a tax increase for the rich. How many damn Mercedes do they need in their driveway while putting Mentally handicapped people in the street for lack of funds. Sickening!

Chandra Williams
Chandra Williams

Please read and join the cause...Thank you.

Bryant Wood
Bryant Wood

What a shame! So sorry to hear about your situation. I'll post this to all my friends and ask them to say a prayer for Colt.

Victoria Tenorio
Victoria Tenorio

This is just plan appalling in my eyes. People these days just don't have a heart. It tells me that this is what they will do to their own. How do they sleep at night. These are those who continue to drive the nails in the hands of Jesus. He said LOVE. Where is the compassion here. What comes around goes around and it does.

Tess Fallier
Tess Fallier

So far it still looks like my brother will be getting an extention and he has a chance of getting into the state home. That is great news - but we aren't out of the woods yet. The home could still decide at any time not to extend his stay and make him leave. Thanks for all the prayers and signatures! I plan to leave this up and keep this petition going, even once my brother is in a new home. My brother is just one of many people facing this situation and it is not acceptable. We need to have...

So far it still looks like my brother will be getting an extention and he has a chance of getting into the state home. That is great news - but we aren't out of the woods yet. The home could still decide at any time not to extend his stay and make him leave. Thanks for all the prayers and signatures! I plan to leave this up and keep this petition going, even once my brother is in a new home. My brother is just one of many people facing this situation and it is not acceptable. We need to have the laws changed that no home can do this to someone. We need to stand up for those who cannot protect themselves!

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