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.

Lola Aileen Vanslette
Lola Aileen Vanslette

I will sign and pass it on, but I wish my son was in Colt's position. My son, with a minor tbi and bipolar disorder, was taken from us against his will and our wishes. I would give anything to get him back home. I raised him to over 18 years of age, and they decided I wasn't qualified to care for him (after we got him on disability). I have already raised two other children with bipolar disorder and have his twin brother still living here who has ADHD. They have no reason to keep my son and...

I will sign and pass it on, but I wish my son was in Colt's position. My son, with a minor tbi and bipolar disorder, was taken from us against his will and our wishes. I would give anything to get him back home. I raised him to over 18 years of age, and they decided I wasn't qualified to care for him (after we got him on disability). I have already raised two other children with bipolar disorder and have his twin brother still living here who has ADHD. They have no reason to keep my son and have gained illegal custody of him. And not only that, they will not even allow him to write to me, much less see me. We were (are) very close and I am going to take this as far as the Supreme Court to gain his freedom! I wish you the best with your cause. Stephen is mine.

Sherry Kimberlin
Sherry Kimberlin

I share your grief in this situation. The state of OK is shutting down our residential facility. 125 developmentally disabled residents will lose the home they have lived in for decades. We are so worried about what will happen to them and where they will go. For many of them, we are all the family they have. Very sad!

Tess Fallier
Tess Fallier
  • Sherry Kimberlin

I will pray for those at your facility too. It is heartbreaking and so wrong! People with disabilities are the forgotten people. Noone wants to think about them because they find it sad - so they are just ignored. We need to start standing together and being their voices.

Myrtle Arnold
Myrtle Arnold

Its a shame what is it no child left behind surely its not just for school kids.

Bobbi Meng
Bobbi Meng

There is know excuse for this. That our mentally ill are throw aways. Please sign this petition.

Ranona Crossley
Ranona Crossley

Lord , these people meed you to intervene in this situation and provide a home for Colt and others like him with excellent care and conditions close to family.

Kari Booten
Kari Booten

Love you Nikki Causey! Everyone of my friends has had this page shared to theirs and many have shared it with their families and friends! My mom always told me everything will work out exactly like it is supposed to. Keep your faith strong! You have so many people praying for you and for sweet sweet Colt!

Rosemary Redfern
Rosemary Redfern

This is no good and doesn't say much for our state or the repersenatives if this can happen to a person like Colt it.
can happen to anyone. The government needs to be aware of ALL peoples needs not just the ones that they won't to know about and take can of Texas before anyone else!

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