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    Kristin shared a story:

    My father in law died on 11/22/19 of liver cancer. His new wife, Christine, we all knew she wasn’t a good person. we all had concerns with him marrying in 2015. She changed his will in May, shortly before his passing to where she got it all. She took the insurance policy for his daughter that has a disability and left her with a quilt and a necklace, which the necklace is missing, and is assumed her drug addicted son Stole. She never let us visit, or gave us 10 minutes. Told us he was fine until we knew he wasn’t. She brow beat him and wouldn’t let us see him and wouldn’t take care of him unless she got everything. He confided that to a friend. I wish he was stronger and fought back. She took everything. I didn’t know there was anyone out there like that, but she continues to torment us still. Not giving anything in the will, even though she got everything, my one sister I. Law got a blanket and the necklace, the other got a picture of Mary and a trumpet, and my brother in law got a car that was in pieces. And to this day, still tries to take anything and everything she can. I hope one day I can forgive and move on, but I don’t see an end in sight

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    Terri shared a story:

    Thank you for listening to my story I appreciate any help you can give me. I’ll start with a little back story and then bring you up to date on the current situation. My dad was in the Air Force for over 30 yrs. I think because we are a military family my family; my dad, mom, sister I have always been really close. The four of us are always available to help each other out whenever we need it. My parents got divorced in 1995 but they stayed very close friends after they were divorced. My dad would visit my mom almost every day. They occasionally had dinner together during the week, attend family events together and they talked on the phone almost every day.
    When my dad started to have memory issues my mom helped him with his checkbook; helping him make sure his bills were paid on time.
    My Dad has always been an amazing dad, I know a lot of people say that but he is definitely pretty great. When we, my sister Ann and I were kids he always made sure we knew how to do things most girls didn’t. We learned how to change oil in cars, and change brakes, sparkplugs, and a few other automotive related repairs. Both he and my mom worked to raise us as independent, thoughtful individuals.
    Our family always worked together to get things done and we could move on to something fun. Everyone contributed! My sister and I had our first paying job when we were 6 and 7 yrs. old. My dad taught us how to polish his boots for fifty cents a boot. We would beg him to let us shine them weekly! As we got older he helped us with anything we wanted or needed. Helped being the key word. My dad never gave us anything without some buy in from us. When we were in college we bought our own cars but he helped with repairs and insurance. We both paid for our own college as well but my mom and dad would help us with most everything else. He wanted to know that we needed to work and be responsible for what we want and do. We also had an equal amount of fun with my dad! Even while working he would make jokes and we found ourselves enjoying the work; whatever it was at the time. My dad was always the one who took us to the ER when we needed stiches or were sick. He was calm and carrying.
    As adults we have grown to appreciate our dad’s methods of help and teaching us to be independent and wouldn’t have asked for it to be any other way. My dad was always looking for ways to help us. He always stopped by my house if my husband and I were working on something, ever the First Sargent he would supervise the project and offer suggestions. My husband and my dad became good friends; my dad would share his wisdom freely ( my dad loved to talk!) and my husband enjoyed listening to his advice. On Sunday’s my mom, dad, my husband and I would always get together for dinner. My dad would start asking what we thought we should have and want to usually grill some prime cut of meat he bought at the local butchers. He was always available for emergencies when we were first married helping when money was tight and also with advice. Even after my husband and I were doing well financially he would constantly offer to help. I would decline and he would always add, “If you need help I’m here.”
    In about 2010 my dad decided he wanted to get his affairs in order. He went to the local VA hospital for healthcare as well as a local civilian doctor. He told my sister and I that he chose us for his durable power of attorney if we ever needed to make medical decisions for him. He also had a ladybird deed written up with my sister and I named as his family members who would get the house when he passes away. He also named us as beneficiaries on his savings and money market accounts.
    My dad and I usually had lunch once a week or if he had a dentist or doctor appointment at the VA hospital, about an hour away, we always stop for lunch. My dad loved going out for lunch.
    We talk about the gossip he heard while having coffee with “the guys” at the local coffee shop and he would give me suggestions about what to do with any issues I was having at the time.
    He liked helping people. He also liked playing the lotto and Keno. His numbers were my mom’s, my sister’s, his and my birthdays. He always played them. When he won, he would share whatever he won with the three of us, saying if we weren’t born on those dates he wouldn’t have won. He was pretty lucky too!
    My dad, husband and I would occasionally play Keno on Friday evenings at a local restaurant. He would meet us there after he had gone to the Elks club for their fish fry.
    On March 15, 2017, my Dad had a doctor’s appointment at the CBOC (Community Based Outreach Clinic) in Marquette; just 15 miles from where we live. He was worried about having memory issues and asked me to come to his appointment with him. Earlier that month he saw his civilian P.A Jeremy Steele for the same reason; I attended the appointment with Jeremy Steele as well. (Jeremy suggested that my dad see one doctor or the other to help manage his medical care better and keep track of his prescriptions. My dad had been seeing Mr. Steele as well as his doctor at the VA, Mr. Brendan Ewers P.A.)
    My dad met with Mr. Ewers and they talked about my dad’s memory issues. Mr. Ewers asked my dad preliminary questions concerning his orientation times 3; if he knew who he was where he is and what the time was. My dad struggled with that exercise. He wrote in the time on the clock in military time (Greenwich Mean Time). Which is what he was used to when he was in the Air Force.
    As my dad’s disease progressed my mom and I helped him with keeping track of his appointments and bills. He would be salty at times but my mom more than I, was able to keep him calm and help him not get too angry or frustrated. It was difficult to see my dad, who always had answers for everything struggle for words and to remember where he put things. Keys were a big problem. He wasn’t able to remember where he put them or what they were for. So I went to the hardware store and bought little plastic label holders for each set and labeled them so he would be able to find the keys he needed. I also with the help of the Nurse and doctor at the VA was able to get a home health nurse in to help him with his medications. He was mixing them up and accused me of not putting the correct pills in the right sections of his pill minder. This was the first time he got truly angry at me, ever. He yelled at me and told me that if I F-ed them up it would be my ass. He never talked to my sister or me like that ever. That was something I am sure he said to his airmen a million times but would’ve never said it to his daughters.
    The nurse was able to come to check his weight and organize his medications. My mom and I went to my dad’s doctor appointments at the VA with him and things were going okay. He would still go to the Elks on Friday evenings. I have a friend who worked and she told me my dad was sitting with Elaine a local woman who owned a small bodega type store. My dad told us that he was going to see a movie with Elaine but I didn’t think anything of it because my dad would go out with other women in the area casually but he told his friends and family that he never wanted to get married again.
    In December of 2017 my dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease after testing by Dr. Silverstein at the Oscar G. Johnson VA hospital in Iron Mountain MI. My mom, sister and I went to a few appointments with him with Dr. Silverstien a neuropsychologist Dr. Morley a neurologist and a social worker. In May of 2018 Dr. Silverstien activated my dad’s durable power of attorney naming my sister and me as the decision makers for his health care.

    It was around this time that Elaine started interfering with my dad’s care. She and her lawyer friend convinced my dad to have a will written up. My dad asked my sister to sign it, The will named her as the beneficiary of his estate. Which both of us agreed was fine because my sister and I know that we are very fair to each other. Elaine easily convinced my dad because of his disease, I was trying to steal his money and put him in a nursing home. My dad became confrontational and angry with me.
    There are many instances throughout the year of Elaine instigating problems and getting my dad upset and directing his anger at his family. My sister and I tried to do the best we could without upsetting my dad too much but it was difficult. He didn’t remember that he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and she didn’t believe that he was. We called protective services and the Adult Protective Services worker Christina, looked into my dad’s care and she was supportive of what we were doing. She set up a meeting with my sister, my dad, Elaine and me at my dad’s house. Christina felt it would help Elaine understand that we were in fact caring for my dad’s illness and doing it well. Elaine showed up to the meeting at my dad’s and said she was afraid of me, I had previously looked at her with hate in my eyes.
    During the meeting elaine knitted; she said she was making them to donate and needed to get them finished. This meeting took place in April of 2019. The Adult Protective Services worker Christine told elaine that my dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and his DPOA was activated by Dr. Silverstien. She also told elaine that I had a care team set up through the VA.
    My sister Ann told Elaine that we as his family, didn’t care if they spent time together socially but that we were handling his financial and health matters and she needed to let our family care for him the way he had asked to be care for when he was more aware of his health.

    After the meeting and for the next few months my dad seemed to be more relaxed and spent more time with his family. My mom’s sister and brother in law passed away in May and June and my dad attended both of those funerals with his family. Also one of my parents dear friends passed away during this time and my dad attended her funeral as well, with us. My dad
    came to Sunday dinners and my mom and I took him to his doctor’s appointment as usual. He was a little more cantankerous that he normally would have been but I found out that it was because of the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. On the 4th of July our town parade goes by my house. My dad came over early to help set up the canopies for friends and family to stand under during the parade.
    (On a side note, because of his Alzheimer’s diagnosis my dad wasn’t able to keep his driver’s license. He LOVED driving. He grew up on a farm and started driving anything with a motor and wheels almost as soon as he could walk. He raced cars, motorcycles and snowmobiles in his younger days. So after my dad lost his license my husband Steve found two used Metropolitan Scooters for my dad to look at to buy. My dad naturally chose the black faster one and I bought the other one, so we could ride together. I was a little worried about him riding it but he was amazing on it. He practiced for a short while in a parking lot then he was off riding around our small town. He stayed in town and enjoyed himself a lot!! )
    After the parade we had a small cook out in our yard with family and friends and my dad asked if my husband and his daughter wanted to go to his house to light fireworks so we did. Aside from his Alzheimer’s being more noticeable we had our usual 4th of July celebration.
    During this summer my dad would call and we’d go to lunch, I would pick him up and we would have lunch. One afternoon he told me that Elaine didn’t want to see him anymore. I told him that maybe it was a good thing and he could start doing more things with his friends and he wouldn’t have to worry about maintaining a relationship. He said he wouldn’t miss her yelling at him. I asked what he meant. He said when he does things she doesn’t like she yells at him.
    I told him that no one should yell at him like that and if she is doing that then maybe it’s good that she doesn’t want to do things with him.
    In August my dad had another appointment with the Neurologist at the VA. My mom and I went with him to the appointment. She talked to my dad about Alzheimer’s disease, told him that my mom and I were available for help anytime he wanted it and that she needed to refer him to a civilian neurologist because she was retiring and she didn’t know how quickly the VA would be able to get someone else to fill the vacant job.

    After the appointment we went to eat as usual, (my dad likes to go out to eat) he didn’t eat much but did have ice cream, which is unusual for him. Then we went to the grocery store, he bought a few things and I asked if he wanted to get more because he didn’t get much. He said he was fine; he seemed like he was getting tired. On our way home I played some music on the radio that I knew he liked. Mustang Sally, he sang along with it. It was nice to see him calm and not so anxious.
    So about three days after that my dad called and asked for a form from the Michigan Secretary of State office that was sent to him after he had his license revoked. (It was a form he needed f take a test for his driver’s license. He was still a good driver but the Neurologist had to inform the Secretary of State that he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and that generated the testing he needed. We had gone to one meeting with the Secretary of State once without it and they had to revoke his license until he was able to bring the paper and take the test. He lost track of the original paper so he brought the second one to my mom’s and asked me to keep it.)
    I was surprised when he asked for it. He sounded angry. I told him I would keep it until he got confirmation from the Sec. of State and we could make the appointment. He started yelling and hung up.

    I didn’t hear from him for a few days but it wasn’t out of the ordinary; he usually contacted my mom on those days for whatever reason. My mom called me and asked if I heard from my father. I said no, so I started worrying a little. I called his house and left a few messages. I am a volunteer mediator at my community dispute resolution center. I do small claims mediations at our local court house. Two of the clerks there said that Elaine brought my dad in to the court house to get a marriage license. Both clerks said she did all of the talking even though questions were being directed to him. One of the clerks said that he didn’t know how to answer any of the questions on the form to apply for the marriage certificate. The clerk said that Elaine and to tell him all of the answers and where to put them on the form. My dad didn’t know what he as filling out o signing.
    I immediately petitioned the court for guardianship for my dad. The court clerk allowed us to have an emergency hearing. My husband came with me along with the lawyer I hired to help with our nightmare. The lawyer that was representing my dad friend of Elaine’s requested a jury trial. The judge granted his request and also granted a request for a second opinion. The judge set the jury trial for the end of November, 2019. I continued to call my dad to talk to him, leaving messages etc. but none were returned. My dad has a cell phone called my mom on it occasionally but then that stopped after about 4 months. My sister gets calls from him often. I called and asked my dad if he was interested in coming to my mom’s for Thanksgiving and Christmas and he never returned my calls. The holidays were sad and horrible. My dad’s birthday is December 23 so we have always had an extended Christmas celebration and this year there wasn’t much to celebrate. I do have friends in the community that were aware of our situation and would update me on my dad, it helped a little to know he was still relatively healthy and going on outings.

    The jury trial that was scheduled in November was cancelled because the second opinion hadn’t be scheduled so it was rescheduled for February. The Neuropsychologist who was chosen to do it was Dr. Dorothy Kahler. Because of my work with homeless youth and foster care I knew she was a good choice.
    In February the lawyer chosen to represent my dad contacted my lawyer and asked if we could discuss the guardianship and possibly come to an agreement. They had received the evaluation from the Neuropsychologist and apparently it didn’t go the way he and elaine had hope it would.
    I met with my lawyer and the lawyer that is representing my dad and we discussed the issues. I brought up the Neuropsychologists diagnosis being consistent with the one the VA gave my dad and the lawyer, Dominic Andriacchi Jr. wouldn’t discuss it. I asked about seeing my dad and he said that my dad didn’t want any contact with his family, which is a lie because he calls my sister almost daily, and my mom on occasion. Although I think Elaine took my mom’s number out of my dad’s phone because she hasn’t had any calls from him in a few months. So I told Andriacchi that my sister and I want everything to be returned to the way it was before my dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. His accounts and all of his assets go back to my sister and me being the beneficiaries, his health care goes back to us. (My dad also has prostate cancer and hasn’t been to follow up appointments with the urologist that was taking care of him. He also has some serious dental issues that need to be consistently followed up with and I’m not sure if they have been or not.)If he is able he can stay at elaine’s house but they marriage will be dissolved. I don’t want her to benefit in any way from the death of my father. She was married twice before my dad and both of those men were left destroyed. The second husband ended up in prison for an incident that I don’t fully remember the details about but it had to do with a domestic incident with her. She owes over $300,000.00 dollars in federal and state taxes and probably has more unsecured debt as well.

    The quarantine started right after this meeting so little progress took place from February through May. During the quarantine one of my dad’s friends told me that he got a call from my dad asking for help to move back to his house. My dad told him that Elaine said he had to leave. My dad’s friend said the next morning my dad called him back and said he was allowed to stay at elaine’s. This worries me that she is manipulating him even more that I had originally thought.
    In May my lawyer gave me a proposal from the lawyer representing my dad. It was absurd and there wasn’t anything in it that addressed my dad’s care. It focused on his assets and that we agreed not to have contact with him. I told my lawyer there wasn’t anything in it that my dad would’ve requested. I know my dad didn’t have anything to do with what was written in it.

    A status conference was held earlier in July and my lawyer said he didn’t have much information. My lawyer now seems to be less interested in this case and not as much support as he originally was. The status conference was rescheduled for July 31, 2020. Here is the proposal from the lawyer that is representing my father:

    At this point, we will not agree that his daughters / ex-wife have medical decision making over Mr. LaBo anymore. Instead, Mr. LaBo wants medical decision-making in Elaine. He would also do a trust for most of his money but not all of it. Here is our counter-offer
    1. The current case get dismissed in its entirety;
    2. The daughters and ex-wife agree that Mr. LaBo has decision-making powers and is not mentally incapacitated as defined by Michigan statute at this time;
    3. Mr. LaBo may re-do his powers of attorney and give those powers to whomever he sees fit;
    4. The daughters and ex-wife agree that they will honor any/all of Mr. LaBo’s future powers of attorney, and they will not dispute them;
    5. The daughters and ex-wife will file no further guardianship proceedings
    6. In exchange, Mr. LaBo will place $350,000.00 into a revocable trust and the beneficiaries will be his daughters, and the funds will be distributed equally to the two of them upon his death;
    7. However, if the daughters or ex-wife challenge Mr. LaBo’s powers of attorney, file future guardianship proceedings, contest his will or trust, or otherwise try to interfere with Mr. LaBo’s testamentary capacity, medical or financial decision-making, Elaine’s ability to see Mr. LaBo, file referrals to Adult Protective Services, file guardianship or conservatorship proceedings, file proceedings for an involuntary hospitalization, or in any other way dispute, challenge, contest Mr. LaBo’s wishes, either before or after his death, then the daughters and ex-wife would forfeit their right to any part of Mr. LaBo’s assets, estate, trust proceeds, house(s), or any other real or personal property.

    Mr. LaBo also does not want to meet with his children given all that they have put him through.
    I would note that, even if we were to go to a jury trial and lose, Mr. LaBo will name Elaine to be his full guardian over all medical and financial decision-making. If that occurs, Judge Hill is required, by statute, to appoint her: “In appointing a guardian under [MCL 700.5313], the court shall appoint a person … in the following order of priority: (a) A person previously appointed, qualified, and serving in good standing as guardian for the legally incapacitated individual in another state. (b) A person the individual subject to the petition chooses to serve as guardian. © A person nominated as guardian in a durable power of attorney or other writing by the individual subject to the petition.” MCL 700.5313(2).

    As you can see by the word “shall,” Judge Hill has no discretion in the matter. Once that happens, your client will have no decision-making authority in any respect.

    Perhaps after having the chance to talk to your client, she understands that Elaine has not taken Mr. LaBo’s money, has never done that, will not in the future, and any debts that Elaine had are hers alone.

    This settlement offer expires at the start of the upcoming pretrial conference.

    I told my lawyer that we were absolutely not interested in any of that. This proposal states that my dad requested all of these things and I know for a fact that he didn’t. My dad often calls my sister and she says he asks about what I’m doing and other things about me. I know that Alzheimer’s disease can make him angry and change his personality I am able to work with that but I miss him and want to spend as much time as I can with him. He belongs with his family that knows him and what he would want if he wasn’t able to express his needs. My dad also doesn’t have the cognitive ability to make these requests. He gets easily frustrated and isn’t able to complete more than one simple task at a time.

    The counter offer that my lawyer and I came up with is as follows:

    Dominic,
    Here is a counter-proposal.
    1. Mr. Labo and Elaine can be together
    2. A third party plenary guardian will be named
    3. Any POAs would not be needed so can be terminated
    4. Beneficiaries on life insurance policies would be as they were before Alzheimer. Any deeds etc. would remain as they were.
    My client is willing to have further discussions on this matter to seek a settlement.
    I just got a letter today, August 5, 2020 stating that we to a jury trial because the lawyer supposedly representing my dad didn’t accept the offer. The jury trial is set for October 26th and 27th. So more waiting.
    I’ve contacted The Alzheimer’s Association, The National Elder Abuse and financial fraud line and a lot of other places and all I get is that they are sorry that I’m going through this and I should contact Protective services, the police, etc. I explain that I have and haven’t gotten any help and they just keep saying “I’m very sorry.”
    I am sorry for the length and rambling nature of this letter; I tried to keep it short but there is so much to this and still so much I left out. I have copies of my dad’s medical records from the VA and every interaction with the VA including phone calls Elaine made to the Veteran’s crisis line that would completely uncalled for; she told the Crisis line operator that my dad had a cut lip when in actuality he had an in grown whisker. Elaine declared bankruptcy a few years ago and also owe over 300,000.00 in state and federal taxes. She is not a good person, no one who would keep a sick father away from his adult children is a good person.
    If there is anything you can do to help I would very much appreciate it! I want to see my dad living in a safe environment and be able to spend a little time with him before he completely forgets me.
    Respectfully,

    Terri Gillotte

    Terri shared a story:

    My elderly mother has been through hell. She became ill with pneumonia and ended up on a ventilator for eighteen months. While critically ill my brother crept into her hospital room with a Durable Power of Attorney document. Our life has bee very difficult since that time because he either completely restricts visitation or limits it to the point of one phone call a week. .She’s been in a facility over two years. We are not win Arizona and my brother lives 25 hours from here. I am staying here to visit her once a week at the window. Unfortunately, unless you are wealthy, it’s nearly impossible to fight. We’ve spent $12,500 on attorneys and accomplished nothing! Anyone have any ideas? Just want to visit my mother. My father passed away in the same facility and we were unable to visit him for three weeks prior. We learned he was on hospice and they said only the POA can visit in person due to COVID 19 precautions. They suggested we go and look in his window. He was not lucid. Finally, we go a hold of someone and they allowed us to see him for half an hour. He died half an hour after we left his side.. This is a terrible way to treat the elderly. It’s also extremely painful for the family. Why is this abuse allowed to continue?

    Melissa shared a story:

    2-15-2017 Dad was assaulted by a robber on his personal business. Mid day lunch hour. Dad was attacked with punches to the face immediately losing consciousness & hitting the concrete floor. Dad started reacting with convulsions and seizure like activity. Paramedics rushed Dad to the hospital with life threatening injuries. Brain bleed, brain hematoma. This causing a Severe TBI (traumatic brain injury). This caused Dad to be in a 1 month coma. Dad’s recovery has been an insanely long journey. Having to relearn everything. As of a rebirth of some sort. Breathing on his own, talking, eating, walking, sitting up, etc Post TBI has caused life long permanent damages to the brain. Dad now suffers from memory loss, memory issues in general, a form a dementia. Dad is no longer a business man. He is forever retired from it. The lack of cognitive functioning, the decrease in awareness, & critical thinking. He needs consistent brain therapy & guidance in everyday life. There are a lot of family dynamics in this story. Just 2 years after TBI, just 2 years into recovery, just 2 years into rehab, courts allow Dad to marry girlfriend. Prior to marriage, a settlement agreement was in place for adult children visitation rights. Now wife, manipulates the courts into thinking “guardianship” is no longer needed. Court approves, settlement agreement taken away, visits taken away. No more rules to follow. The isolation abuse goes into immediate affect. It became very difficult to visit Dad in any way possible. The image of villains have been place on the adult children. That the adult children are bad & stress Dad out. We visit Dad too much & it needs to be to a minimum. Dad has a phone but never ever calls adult children. When Dad is called, he never answers. 24hrs to a week then Dad returns a call that lasts 5-10Min. The case is ongoing, my family is suffering, my family needs a lot of help. We need help financially for our future attorney fees. Since day one we have been though many complications & have always been looked as if we are bad adult children. That we don’t what the best interest for our Dad. We want to feel he is still part of our lives after going through such a traumatic experience & his life changing forever. He is a vulnerable adult. #tbiadvocate #tbi_mja

    Rodrigo shared a story:

    On February7, 2007 my father Juan S. lopez did not come home. He was pronounced dead on February 8 ,2007. The death certificate states time of death February 8, 2008 at 7:35 am. 911 calls were made by my sister Isela Lopez at 620 am that our father was dead My Dad died 2/7/2007 ….. Mc Nerneys Mortuary handle the arrangements for the funeral. Isela had taken estimated 20000.$ in jewelry , cash , coin collection and several handguns from my dads safe that was at my moms home as well as on my fathers body at the time of his death. Isela in front of me paid cash to the man at the mortuary and he proceeded to put the cash in his pocket. This was odd because there was no receipt. And there was no break down of what was being paid for. By law it must be included before the purchases of service. This is where it all begins , later research shows the same mortuary handles similar deaths with similar theft. Isela left the family at 17 and would not speak to our father for 15 years . Maria and Juan had seven children , isela being the only daughter. When she return the rest of the family would all work at great jobs and assist isela in the raising of her children and putting her thru school where she would get a BA in paralegal studies. Because she worked as a paralegal at the time if our fathers death we felt that it would be best that she handle the legal issues of my fathers death(we the family and our mother maria) . Isela would petition to administer the estate in September and file for probate. We later found out in 2019 that isela had defrauded her mother of the property that was bought during the marriage of both our parents. Isela aligned her self with corrupt officers of the court . Judge A. Bobb who was in a controversial issues resulting in the death the placement of a young child. This was the same judge who handle our probate with only 2 signatures on only two orders . By the end of the probate my mom was to receive 17/21 parts of the estate and of over 200,000.00 that was not accounted for because isela had started to embezzle the funds . The other parts were 2/21 to Rodrigo lopez and 2/21 to Isela lopez. Isela would submit forged receipts of the court order distribution. We never saw any of the money. In 2017 after the death of my younger sibling my mom came and ask for help in selling the property in which my brother was living in. I told her its all your sell it. In 2016 i went to the LA county recorders office on August 23 . I called my older brother Jj to tell mom to call me theres a problem with the deeds but he called my sister isela and never my mom. My mom maria went to see an attorney that work 2 blocks from my sisters job. My mom was attempting to set up a living trust as she wanted to since my dads death. His name the attorney was Philip McCarthy esq , whos offfice is in San Pedro Ca. McCarthy would meet with my mom and ask to have isela come in, and she arrived with 15 mins in this meeting isela would describe me as a drug addict unstable individual. I held a job for 30 years with awards and letters of recommendation and i help raise her kids so hard to believe she would allow me near her kids when i took her in when she was homeless. Moving ahead in January of 2018 my mother and i had revamped the property she wanted to sell under agents recommendation to get more out of the property, now at Christmas 24-25 2017 isela would lash out at my mom for talking to me and for wanting to sell the property. The sale would buy a home and more income property in Utah for the youngest of 7 Miguel… the place that he was renting was being sold and he had no where to live with his wife. He live in Utah for 14 years And that was his life. Isela behind everyone’s back recorded 5 quit claim deeds that would leave my mom penniless and without a home. She recorded the deeds all on 12/28/2017 . These deed have a date of August 24 th 2016 sign by my mom a day after i we t to the county recorders office and saw the court order for the first time . Jj my older brother admitted to calling isela on the 24 th of August 2016. By January 16 or 2018 we began to receive notice that isela was the sole owner of all the properties. February 6 , 2018 we fill in unlimited civil court a complaint. We went thru 3 more firms all miss conducting themselves and leaving us in involuntary pro per . I went to the law library every day and found out that the judge MarK C Kim and the attorneys we filed all disregarded the law and violated my moms 14 th amendment rights and was not the right court for elder abuse complaint, we were deied every thing that was by law our rights and a non good faith settlement was fabricated and not enacted To this day my sister is the sole owner of all of my moms property and has been keeping me blackballed , Ive com to the conclusion that this is a multibillion dollar corruption/. Low estimates 2 million dollar estate times 10 families a year thats 20 million times 2 LA probate courts thats 40 million say theres 10 probates in California alone thats 400 million dollars These are low numbers imagine the amounts now across the country. Isela has the key to the city because i believe with out a doubt that judge A . K. bobb gave her a deal with life time police protection. Isela has broken the law and had me detained outside of my home as police searched my home without a warrant 2 twice . She has embezzled monies and no one will take a report. The accounts that should have been open in my dads name under the estate was opened In isela only private accounts. Which remains open and no subpoena has been file for this account which remains open. . THIS IS AMERICA

    Calle shared a story:

    Some years ago, my mother Ida suffered a stroke. She was 89 years old and a very active woman. She took walks every day, for at least half an hour, no matter the weather. She read books and recommended the ones she liked to her friends in the village. She went to the library and always borrowed two books at a time – one that she had by her bed and one that she kept in her purse, where she also had a crossword puzzle. If she went somewhere, she always brought her purse saying, “If I have to wait for someone it is not a big deal. I am in no hurry, and I have my book to read and a crossword puzzle to wrap my brain around. I have all I need”. Her greatest passion was music, which she had dedicated her life to – as much as she could. It would never go a day without her singing and playing piano. But her dream as a child was to become a teacher. She loved kids and she also fulfilled her dream becoming a primary school teacher. That was not only a job to her. That was who she was. If someone needed extra help, she was there. She never said, “My workday is over, so I won’t help you”. And when someone in the village needed help, she was there for them too. The door in our home was open for those in need, and there were some. She often visited those who were alone and the elderly in the nursing home. Until she was 80, she had a children’s choir that she used to bring to the nursing home to enlighten the day for those who lived there. She was also engaged in the church in different ways. She was an honest and devoted Christian with a strong faith, always caring for others. As part of this she was unhappy about the nursing home. The elder abuse was well known in the village, and among the few who questioned this was my mother. She raised her voice against this, and she also tried to make it more bearable for those who lived there by visiting them and bringing the kids and the music to them. But she asked us to promise her that she would never end up there, no matter what.

    Then came the day of her stroke. It was a serious stroke, but it was not life-threatening. It hit the left side of the brain, making her paralyzed on her right side and loosing most of her speech. She was placed under observation in an intensive care unit for two weeks. During this time, she received initial rehabilitation for half an hour at least once a day, sometimes twice. This was the best time of the day for her. She was looking forward to these sessions and she worked as hard as she could, like she always had done in her life. She was dedicated to get better. She also made progress during her time in the ICU. After her two weeks of observation she was told that she would go to a stroke rehab center, where she had a spot waiting. She was very much looking forward to this. But when the day came, and she was released from the ICU her biggest nightmare begun. She was transported to the nursing home she feared the most instead of to the stroke rehab center.

    When I found her in the nursing home, I couldn’t believe what I saw. It was impossible to comprehend. Talking to the staff didn’t lead anywhere. They had every argument in the world to justify why they didn’t need to treat an old person as a human. All their focus was on themselves. Nothing on the people living there, the people they were supposed to care for. Their arguments could range from everything between “we can’t afford to give old people care, or we don’t have enough staff or resources” to arguments like “we don’t have to do this, or it is not my responsibility” and everything in between, which could include praise of themselves for taking care of elderly, a job no one else would want to do. It never occurred to them that elderly are humans, wonderful people, with feelings and needs like everyone else and a source of experience with many exciting stories to tell. Instead they continued to claim that they did an excellent job, and that they didn’t need to do more because “He wanted to die, he was only waiting for this” or “She had nothing to live for anymore” or “Should we take resources from someone who is younger to care for an older person, really?” or “He didn’t have much longer to live anyway” or “I don’t get enough paid for doing this”, etc etc. The list goes on with their arguments. And they used the argument which suited themselves the best at each time, with no empathy for the elderly and the suffering, traumas, or injuries this would cause them. My mother’s case was horrifying. I could not believe that a normal human being would be capable of treating someone like this. My mother was also a person who they knew well. A person who had been there for many of them when they were in need. But nothing affected them even a bit.

    So, I asked them to switch place with my mother. They scoffed and ridiculed this. I asked them to do one experiment and see if they were capable of doing this and if they honestly believed in their treatment of someone else. The experiment was putting one in the staff in my mother’s situation and then treat her the same way they were treating my mother.

    The experiment is described below.

    THE ULTIMATE EXPERIMENT

    Let one in the staff switch position with my Mother for a day.

    My Mother suffered a stroke. She became paralyzed on her right side and she lost her speech. She was still able to communicate and show her feelings, needs, and wishes. But she was refused the rehabilitation she was promised. The rehabilitation she was planned for and entitled to. Rehabilitation that she desperately needed and wanted. Rehabilitation that would help her a lot. Instead she was placed at Levinsgården against her will, an elderly home that she feared and that she had asked us to never end up in. A place where they call their abuse “stroke rehabilitation”. But if they call this rehabilitation, why not try these methods on one in the staff. Maybe it is a bit drastic to give someone in the staff a real stroke, but at least we can make the situation similar in other ways and then try their own treatment to see what happens. Of course, it will not be as horrifying as a real stroke. But I am sure it will be horrifying enough. So, let’s get to the ultimate experiment. Select one person in the staff and get started:

    First make sure that she can’t move like Mom’s situation. This could be done by putting her into a straitjacket for the whole body so she can’t move even if she is trying to. She can’t even scratch herself if it is itching or change her position if something is hurting or cramping, like a person can’t when paralyzed after a real stroke. Now give her the treatment that my Mother receives. Lock her in alone into a room behind a soundproof door. Force her to be in bed. Keep it dark in the room with the blinds closed, even on a sunny day. Refuse to take her to the bathroom so she must do in her pants. Then when the day is over, do not let her out of the straitjacket. Don’t keep the promise and the agreement of helping her getting out of the straitjacket. Can you see the panic in her eyes now? She can’t get out of the straitjacket by herself. She is dependent on the people around her to help her out of this. Now talk above her head – not to her. Do not listen to what she says. If needed, put something in her mouth so she can’t talk. This may even make her choke easier, making it more like Mom’s situation, where she often chokes because of problems with swallowing after her stroke. Say above her head that they won’t help her out of her straitjacket even though they could. Some people may object to this treatment – even if it is done to a staff that treats Mom in this exact way and even if it does have a purpose. Even though it has a good purpose some people may still think that it is very cruel. So then make sure that the people that object to this treatment are locked out, harassed and refused to see her or help her. Also, threaten that they will treat her even worse if anyone objects to this treatment or tries to let anyone else know about it, just as they normally do at Levinsgården to quiet people who object or try to report abuse. Now see how many weeks it will take before the staff in the straitjacket becomes crazy. See if she is not suffering her heart out. See if this is not completely devastating for her body and mind. Should you not stop this experiment? Well, not yet. There are more things that need to be done. See if she survives if you give her Laktulos that produces gases. Gases that she can’t get rid of since she can’t move. Can anyone describe that extreme pain from gases she can’t release since she can’t move while being locked in alone in a soundproof room where no one comes when she screams and cries? Would she survive a night like this? If she did, wouldn’t she be both exhausted and horrified to death after that night? Wouldn’t she do anything to get out of that straitjacket? Wouldn’t she go crazy by treatment like this? If she is still not dead and she is still not apathetic, what else could they do to her? Well, like the treatment to my Mother they could drug her by giving her Imovane, Stesolid and Sobril to make her “manageable” and see if that wouldn’t take the life out of her. Then they could also refuse to take care of her teeth. That would hurt immensely after a very short time. How long before she goes crazy with tooth ache beyond anything she could ever imagine, while she still can’t move to get out of that pain or go to a dentist. Should the experiment go on? Yes, she is still alive. Is it strange that she is objecting and screaming? Is it strange that she is crying and screaming in greatest horror and panic? Is it strange that she hallucinates with fear in her eyes that cannot be described? However, she is still alive. What else can they do? They can keep her in bed on her back in a position so she almost can’t breathe trying to cough mucus out of her lungs. Then they can leave her alone locked into her room lying on her back when she is sick and throwing up all over her face – still unable to move, knowing that next time she throws up she will most likely suffocate in her own vomit. Now would she survive this? Would this make her fear unbearable?

    But they could also have done things differently. They could have comforted her when they put the straitjacket on, since it must have been a very horrifying experience to not be able to move – even for only one day. And if by some reason they couldn’t get the straitjacket off after one day, they could at least try as hard as they possibly could to help her out of this. They could call for experts that would help getting the straitjacket off. They could comfort her all the time, keeping her safe, listening to her needs, her fears and make her feel well – even due to the situation, how frightening it must be. They could be there for her. But that wouldn’t make sense. We are switching position with Mom, so she has to be treated like Mom.

    Levinsgården and the doctor in charge of this treatment, Dr. Mats Ullén, call this treatment “the best stroke rehabilitation in this country that Ida can get”. How did the staff that switched position with Mom do? Would she call this a great rehabilitation? Wouldn’t she be harmed seriously both physically and mentally? If there is any doubt, then we should try this experiment. It is the ultimate experiment. And to make it scientifically proven we need to take ten people from the staff to switch position with Mom.

    However, I don’t think we have to. This would be called torture and attempted murder even if the person didn’t have a stroke – maybe even murder if she dies by this treatment. And as everyone understand, this treatment is torture for anyone exposed to it – stroke victim or not – and it is a way to deliberately take someone’s life in the most horrifying, vicious and appalling way…
    So, I don’t think that we have to do the ultimate experiment to understand this.

    But to be sure that Levinsgården and Mats Ullén is not right, let’s do the experiment. The people to test this on are of course the people that believe in this treatment, Dr Mats Ullén and the staff at Levinsgården. Let’s get started. Who is willing to switch with Mom?

    The experiment was never carried out as you can imagine, and that was never my intention. I wanted the staff to stop for a moment and think for just a second about how surreal and insane their behavior was. An old person is still a person. They knew that they would end up in prison if they did the same to a healthy young person. They knew that it would be plain torture and murder. They knew it would be unbearable trauma and suffering for their coworker if they put her in this situation. They would never do that. But they had no problem treating an old person, with a stroke injury unable to defend herself, in this way. The abuse continued in the same way and even worse. Words cannot describe how my mother suffered. It is a horror story beyond words. No one of us can comprehend this. Even if we read this whole thing a second time and really try to put ourselves into her situation, we will never even get close to understand her suffering. A look in her eyes was enough to realize this. My mother lost the rest of her speech soon after she arrived in the nursing home. Nothing of this bothered the staff. My mother ended up in the place she feared the most and she was unable to escape her abusers by herself.

    Most everyone in the village had a relationship to my mother, when she had been there for them in one way or another. She always found reasons to help others in need. But when she needed help herself, no one was there for her.

    The staff never found a reason to treat my mother humanely, except for when there was an inspection. I and my mother had to put our hopes to the authorities and the laws that should protect her. So, I reported everything, and I documented everything in detail. Despite the ferocious situation my mother was in, she was still grateful for every report I filed and for every person I talked to. She was grateful to everyone who engaged in helping her. She never gave up. Until the last day she was hopeful she would get out of there. But that day never came.

    My mother lost her life due to the abuse she was facing. Her life ended in the most atrocious way on a Thursday afternoon. When she called for help, they instead closed the soundproofed door to her room and left her there. This time she didn’t make it…

    The rest of this story is found on her website: http://freeida.com

    Joyce shared a story:

    My mother was medically kidnapped, taken prisoner, forced and drugged (against her will and against her families wishes) to a nursing home 210 miles from her home, all because I (as POA) refused to put her in a nursing home, list her as DNR and put her on hospice when asked to by hospital staff. My mother wanted to live! She just was named Ms. Congeniality at the National Ms. Super Senior Pageant in Las Vegas a month earlier. No way was she ready to die! So the Social Worker went over my head and got an emergency guardianship to do just what they wanted! At the nursing home, she was not allowed a phone, not allowed to sit on a toilet (forced to only use a bedpan for months), given only day old food and not allowed outside. Within three weeks she developed pneumonia, a staph infection, septic blood, a urinary infection, bed sores, bumps and bruises and a fever of 102! She had never had any of these things before, so I called Adult Protection three times and got three letters back from Social Services saying “We decided NOT TO INVESTIGATE.” The ombudsman also refused to investigate! She was discharged from the hospital on a clean bill of health and the nursing home was killing her! Nonetheless, they had to take her to the hospital (as she was not DNR at that time) and she fought and survived all that! Only to be forced back to that same nursing home and be forced into hospice (with no terminal illness) by the nursing home doctor and drugged to death by the hospice nurse! She was refused medical attention (when the drugs were making her so sick) by the Probate Court appointed evil and greedy guardian and demonic hospice nurse. When she stopped breathing, I called 911! They came and resuscitated her, but the paramedic said the ER doctor refused to take her in because her pulse was too weak! So they walked away and let her die! How can anyone be such MONSTERS?!!!!

    I started a Foundation in her honor the junelynnelaceyfoundation.com.

    Ron shared a story:

    Widowed mother medically kidnapped to nursing home despite advanced directives by our State. State appointed criminal drug addict prostitutes who admitted to Domestic violence and Child Abuse to care for them alone in our home. Dad’s body taken for an Autopsy for suspected abuse. State conservator spends IRA life savings of $500,000 in 18 months, then needs more cash and gets an order to sell her home to make sure he has cash to keep billing against. Denies money to mom for outside food even a birthday cake for her 85th birthday. Allowed no money for her to give Christmas gifts to the few good CNAs. State put her in one of the most dangerous (as shown by subpoenaed documents released by Medicaid) and lowest government Medicaid rating 1 star. SAME FACILITY WERE TWO NURSES ARE IN JAIL FOR MURDER OF A PATIENT! FACILITY UNDER SAME MANAGMENT CAUGHT ON HIDDEN VIDEO CAMERA HERE;
    https://www.11alive.com/article/news/investigations/the-reveal/cant-breathe-help-me-he-begged-as-nurses-laughed-but-jury-may-never-see-video-of-vets-death/85-f3138eba-7c9a-4011-ab79-9876cc5fa623

    Full Family Story
    https://www.facebook.com/GAFamilyTragedy

    Barbara a miller don miller shared a story:

    THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Nanette shared a story:

    Several family members are being blocked from having at least phone contact with my 80 year old mother. Her name is Gina Puehse and we are distraught that we are being denied a relationship with her. How can Kasem Cares help? Her only daughter, her sister, her grandchildren, and one of her son’s are denied contact after she was removed from her residence and taken out of state. It is cruel and unusual to deny family contact when having control over an elderly person. Disgusting.

    David shared a story:

    Case # 2017PR30772
    Estate Value $4,300,000.00
    Attorney Fees 40,000.00
    Liquidated, 13480 W Ohio Ave Lakewood Covalued at $600,000.00 80228, 2774 w 1st Ave Denver Co 80219 Valued at $320,000.00
    $70,000.00 Home Equity Line Of Credit, $20,000.00 Personal Line Of Credit
    $324,000.00 of Rental Income
    Jewelry, Personal Computers, 3 Flat Screen TV , Laptop Computers , $2000 Mercury marquis, all Personal items Thrown away
    WHATS LEFT, 1720 Manhattan Ave Hermosa Beach California Duplex $2,500,000.00
    4047 Morrison Rd Denver Co , 80219 Valued at $336,000, Sharon Wells is left with the Shirt on her back, DHS and Mcminimee Sold anything worth of Value
    Sharon Marie Wells Under Gaurdianship
    Mark Wells was Evicted From Property Failure to Rent , Collecting Insurance Checks Under Sharon Wells Name and Failure to do the Repairs on the Rental Property , in the eviction Mark Wells knew there was a power of attorney, went to a different Jurisdiction and Claimed The Power Of Attorney was Forged
    Also Laura Wells Was Duped By Mark Wells making her believe the power of attorney was Forged

    Denver District Judge Elizabeth Leith
    Melissa Shwarts, Attorney for Marcie Mcminimee
    David Bernhart Attorney For DDHS APS
    Michelle Montoya , DDHS Case Worker
    Ellen Floyd court appointed Attorney for Sharon Wells
    Ayo Labode GAL
    Marcie Mcminimee Conservator
    Dr John Dickie Court appointed Shrink psychiatrist,
    Human Network systems Guardians
    Jennifer Pagano, Gordon Wolf , Christen Reinfrath

    Sharon Wells has Been isolated over 3 years, over Medicated, and displaced all family members, simply Sharon wells is getting Robbed Blind
    4 Weeks in a row Sharon Wells has Conjunctivitis “Pink Eye” The Facility Sharon Wells is in Balfour in Stapleton has Failed to give Sharon Wells proper medical care , and Sharon Wells Still has Pink Eye
    APS is involved Denver County
    Receiving Money From Accross State Lines , the Conservator has Lowered The Rents In California, Rent Should be $6,000 a month for the Duplex , The Conservator has lowered the beach front property to $4,200 a month , and Lowered the Denver apartment complex Rent to $1700 a month, before the Conservator took over Rent at 4047 Morrison Rd Denver Co was at $2200 a month,

    The Reporting Party knew there was a Power Of Attorney, the Reporting Party was evicted From 13480 W Ohio Ave , Mark Wells made false Claim to the Denver Police Dept That The Power Of Attorney was Forged , Greg and Dave wells was arrested under a False Claim , David & Greg Wells Faced 5 Felony Charges from the False Claim Of The POA, In the Preliminary Hearing The POA was Deemed Valid By Denver District Judge Johnny Barajas, the lower court Could only Address 2 of the Charges , and was Bound over to the trial Court , 1 year Later All Charges Against David & Greg Wells was Dropped , Marci Mcminimee Used the Criminal Charges Against us to gain control over Sharon Wells, Before they were appointed Conservator, No Due Process Of Law, violation of there Oath of Office, Marci Mcminimee Sold the Property at 13480 w Ohio AVE , for $295,000.00 $300,000.00 Under Market Value , Then Continued To Sell another piece of property at arbitrary Price Of $275,000.00 Before Marci Mcminimee was appointed to Conservator Of Sharon Wells Estate
    The Guardians were living with Sharon Wells at 2774 w 1st ave , they Started the Swamp Cooler to keep cool in the Summer , then forgot to winterize the house in November, which created a flood, they Charged Sharon wells $35,000.00 to clean up there own Mess they Created for failure to turn off the water in the winter on the Swamp Cooler ,

    Marci Mcminimee is paying herself $100,000.00 per year to handle Sharon Wells Financial affairs , and then Charging Sharon Wells another $14,000 a month for Sharon Wells Care through Human Network Systems the average in Colorado is $6000.00 a month for Full Memory Care

    Patricia shared a story:

    Also I need help with how do I still help my daughter on drugs when all she wants from me is rides and money, I say no to money she wants nothing to do with me, but I have learned to not give her any money and now ride’s but I’m so worried about her sickness plus her being homeless and selling her body for drugs and whatever she needs probably being human traffied as well. I’m a mess need answer s on what to do about all this.

    Patricia shared a story:

    Also I need help with how do I still help my daughter on drugs when all she wants from me is rides and money, I say no to money she wants nothing to do with me, but I have learned to not give her any money and now ride’s but I’m so worried about her sickness plus her being homeless and selling her body for drugs and whatever she needs probably being human traffied as well. I’m a mess need answer s on what to do about all this.

    Patricia shared a story:

    Hi, I’m here in Columbus Ohio , I have a daughter that is 28 very very hooked on drugs, IV use any DRUGS she will shoot up, my daughter found out about 1month ago she has a life-threatening blood disease its called spetic bacteria on her heart she has from it, she has bacteria sitting on her heart valve and they need her to stay in the hospital and get IV antibiotics only way to help remove it off there , and l also now they found bacteria on her hips very went in and pulled the fluid from there but they had to do surgery there also , my daughter starts feeling lil better and leave’s the hospital due to the withdrawal s from all the drugs she is on, I’ve clean and crying I’ve tried everything to have them keep her in any way shape or form she’s not in the right mind I told them this she don’t care if she lives or dies she’s told me I told this to the hospital’s multiple hospitals cuz she’s going in and out of different ones , because one hospital called for security and police officers to check her room for drugs can they feel she was doing fentanyl in the room hospital , never found any so nothing was done.. The DRUGS has taken over my daughter and I told the doctor she isn’t the daughter I’ve known and love and also she has always been a compulsive liar her whole life before drugs and now it’s even worse if she can convince anyone of anything , I believe in the last couple of months she shot up and it has done something to her mental health , as well she has been to a few places for mental health before this blood disease , she is such a great liar they released her after 7 days,, in and out of the rehab centers for DRUGS because also she had her baby girl taken after a safety plan was made she was found still to be unfit to have her child, my sister has custody and my daughter has been struggling since they took her baby as well baby was found with drugs when was born. I need help on how to keep my daughter in the hospital because she won’t stay , due to how bad the withdrawal is . Please someone help me with how to keep her in and save her life, doctor’s said if she leaves she will die without her IV antibiotics and then open heart surgery in 8 weeks , How do I get the right to make her stay, doctor’s tell me it’s up to her I have no control over it, even if she is saying she don’t care to live or die.. if anyone knows what I can do please help me, she has a baby girl to live for she is on 14 months and Love’s her mommy when my daughter is not out on drugs and was being supervised by child services .. please help save her ..

    Cathleen shared a story:

    I shared my lengthy story in the post before this one, 1/2 hour ago.
    My 93 year old mom with Alzheimer’s, her 3 children are not allowed to call or visit her.
    They are verbally and physically abusing her.
    The judge at Santa Ana Superior Court, in Santa Ana, California, was “ok” with her staying in this horrible Bed and board, written up dozens of times by social services. The judge said those reports are automatic and mean nothing.
    When we asked about the Assembly Bills in effect, prohibiting withholding of elders from receiving any visitors or family, or phone calls, the same judge said, oh, there’s all kinds of laws out there.
    So he denied us taking over caregiving of our mother, financially, and to bring her home to live with her daughters , who are willing to take our mom off the taxpayers dollar, and allow her a little dignity in her last months, days, years.
    We were also told, no guarantee of us receiving word of her passing… we would “ eventually be informed”
    Corrupt Conservatorship court system..it’s a gravy train for lawyers and judges.
    Remember the Casey Kasem case?
    Still going on, this same abuse, in this courthouse.

    Cathleen shared a story:

    Apostle peter shared a story:

    Peace be unto you all for good works your are doing to promote the welfare of older persons.
    I am very interested in the conference.. May I please know if there could be bursary for participants from developing countries? Thank you.

    Marina shared a story:

    Hello! I have signed up for the event and would like a chance to speak while there. My name is Marina Kamen owner of Kamen Entertainment Group, Inc. here in NYC. I have Produced over 40,000 TV, Radio Theatrical & Musical Projects. Have been an entertainer since 1962 dancing on the Jackie Gleason show…atttended The Manhattan School of Music, majoring in voice, violin, piano & orchestration. My career has been both as an entertainer, Directer, writer & Producer over the years. I am also married 37 years and have raised 3 now grown children here in NYC

    I have been in touch and in conversations with Kerri multiple times over the past could of years…below you will find one of my exchanges with her which also outlines my story.

    We spent years slowly being isolated from my father when he married my stepmother after my mother died from a brain bleed at the young age of 60 back in 1989….he married a woman who had been twice married and divorced and she slowly started to isolate my father from us pulling him in the direction of her own children.
    When we met, I was already a middle aged woman married with 3 children.

    5 years ago when my father turned 90, I spent everyday in the hospital caring for him…he had Traumatic Brain Injury from what she explained as a fall at home. I am starting to have doubts that is was a fall. My father was a runner and in very good shape. She claimed he fell in the bedroom and hit his head.
    He could not speak or move, had countless surgeries. She would not get him a private nurse, so I became the private nurse while she ran around to her classes, lunches and the Ethical Culture meetings.

    Here is one of the conversations I had with Kerri…

    Kerri,
    Hope you are well. I have been following the news story on your Dad which has been released.

    Please, anything you need from me at all let me know. We last communicated with each other a few months back.

    So sorry to hear the news on this but we all felt this could be possible.

    My husband accidentally ran into my stepsister ( the daughter of my Father’s wife who has kept him from us for the past 4 years).
    If you remember me telling you, my mother died in 1989 after a 3 year battle being in a vegetative state due to a brain aneurysm at the age of 60.

    She, my stepsister, being caught off guard by running into my husband on the street at first said, that was Dad was in Hospice care and dying.
    I feel that when she realized she had said it quickly changed her story saying that HE, my father, did not want to see us and that he was fine.

    I am not buying it. I believe that she back peddled being caught off guard after run into my husband in the East 80s in our neighborhood where she also resides here in Manhattan.

    Odd that we have never run into her before after all these years where we were cut out of my now 93 year old Dad’s life after we cared for him for 2 years 2013-2015 in and out of multiple hospitals and nursing homes here in NYC. Of course, with my StepMother barely in site during that time period, yet after he came home, she slowly started to confuse him with poisonous idea about us. This really had been going on for 25 years before his Traumatic Brain Injury which was why he went into the hospital in 2013.

    Her isolation over the years came on slowly.We were raising 3 children and running a large Production Facility in Times Square, Kamen Entertainment Group, Inc. Needless to say, we were a bit busy and did not start to notice this pattern until a few years into their relationship and then marriage. Typical situation . My father is 12 years older than my Stepmother.

    When they finally married in 1995, I was already a middle aged woman with 3 children running our business together with my husband in Times Square.
    My Stepmother was 58 and father had turned 70.

    She had already been married twice before and had 4 children she also has 7 Grandchildren of her own. with the 2 ex-husbands. My father, her husband number 3, had gone through much with the death of my mother and was vulnerable, had money and was an easy target for her. He owned a large apartment on East End Ave here in Manhattan. My Stepmother was living in Inwood, working full time in a Bronx Hospital as an Administrator. The marriage to my father of course enabled her to quit her job and live the high life with my Dad in Manhattan.
    Same all too common story. Sad but so true.

    Within this past year, my stepmother blocked us from her phone, changed her email and sent us a Cease & Desist letter. It would never hold up. I looked at it as a scare tactic. The wrong apartment number was on the envelope and there was nothing in the letter stating that we had to respond indicating we had received it which is common practice with a Cease & Desist letter as I am sure you are aware of.

    Basically, I felt that her lawyer was my Stepmother because we had not done anything legally wrong. My stepmother was isolating m father from us and I suppose was attempting at starting a paper trail. Who knows!

    I just wanted to reach out and let you know I am here.

    Please, anything at all I can do. I remember when the story came out regarding the missing body a while back and felt in my bones that there was foul play.

    Again, strange that my husband should run into my stepsister after all this time with her being caught off guard on the street at first saying, that my Dad was in Hospice care dying, then quickly changed her story saying that HE did not want to see us and that he was fine.

    Money comes and goes. We have been successful here in NYC sending 3 children to private schools. They all are successful living on their own and working in their areas of employment here in Manhattan.

    I believe that I had mentioned that our eldest son is a Columbia University Graduate and is an Attorney in Capital Markets here in NYC.

    My heart goes out to you and please feel free to reach back out to me if there is anyway I can help lend a voice.

    Much warmth & respect!

    Marina Kamen

    Kamen Entertainment Group, Inc.
    #917-796-1832
    kamen@kamen.com
    www.marinakamen.com
    www.Kamen.com
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marina_Kamen
    http://www.broadwayworld.com/author/Marina-Kamen
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/marina-kamen/id280635863#see-all/top-songs
    http://www.musicalhealthtalk.com
    https://www.youtube.com/user/marinakamen

    Marina shared a story:

    Hello! I have signed up for the event and would like a chance to speak while there. My name is Marina Kamen owner of Kamen Entertainment Group, Inc. here in NYC. I have Produced over 40,000 TV, Radio Theatrical & Musical Projects. Have been an entertainer since 1962 dancing on the Jackie Gleason show…atttended The Manhattan School of Music, majoring in voice, violin, piano & orchestration. My career has been both as an entertainer, Directer, writer & Producer over the years. I am also married 37 years and have tased 3 now grown children here in NYC

    I have been in touch and in conversations with Kerri multiple times over the past could of years…below you will find one of my exchanges with her which also outlines my story.

    We spent years slowly being isolated from my father when he married my stepmother after my mother died from a brain bleed at the young age of 60 back in 1989….he married a woman who had been twice married and divorced and she slowly started to isolate my father from us pulling him in the direction of her won children.
    When we met, I was already a middle aged woman married with 3 children.

    5 years ago when my father turned 90, I spent everyday in the hospital caring for him…he had Traumatic Brain Injury from what she explained as a fall at home. I am starting to have doubts that is was a fall. My father was a runner and in very good shape. She claimed he fell in the bedroom and hit his head.
    He could not speak or move, had countless surgeries. She would not get him a private nurse, so I became the private nurse while she ran around to her classes, lunches and the Ethical Culture meetings.

    Here is one of the conversations I had with Kerri…

    Kerri,
    Hope you are well. I have been following the news story on your Dad which has been released.

    Please, anything you need from me at all let me know. We last communicated with each other a few months back.

    So sorry to hear the news on this but we all felt this could be possible.

    My husband accidentally ran into my stepsister ( the daughter of my Father’s wife who has kept him from us for the past 4 years).
    If you remember me telling you, my mother died in 1989 after a 3 year battle being in a vegetative state due to a brain aneurysm at the age of 60.

    She, my stepsister, being caught off guard by running into my husband on the street at first said, that was Dad was in Hospice care and dying.
    I feel that when she realized she had said it quickly changed her story saying that HE, my father, did not want to see us and that he was fine.

    I am not buying it. I believe that she back peddled being caught off guard after run into my husband in the East 80s in our neighborhood where she also resides here in Manhattan.

    Odd that we have never run into her before after all these years where we were cut out of my now 93 year old Dad’s life after we cared for him for 2 years 2013-2015 in and out of multiple hospitals and nursing homes here in NYC. Of course, with my StepMother barely in site during that time period, yet after he came home, she slowly started to confuse him with poisonous idea about us. This really had been going on for 25 years before his Traumatic Brain Injury which was why he went into the hospital in 2013.

    Her isolation over the years came on slowly.We were raising 3 children and running a large Production Facility in Times Square, Kamen Entertainment Group, Inc. Needless to say, we were a bit bust and did not start to notice this pattern anti a few years into their relationship and then marriage. Typical situation . My father is 12 years older than my Stepmother.

    When they finally married in 1995, I was already a middle aged woman with 3 children running our business together with my husband in Times Square.
    My Stepmother was 58 and father had turned 70.

    She had already been married twice before and had 4 children with the 2 ex-husbands. My father, her husband number 3, had gone through much with the death of my mother and was vulnerable, had money and was an easy target for her. He owned a large apartment on East End Ave here in Manhattan. My Stepmother was living in Inwood, working full time in a Bronx Hospital as an Administrator. The marriage to my father of course enabled her to quit her job and live the high life with my Dad in Manhattan.
    Same all too common story. Sad but so true.

    Within this past year, my stepmother blocked us from her phone, changed her email and sent us a Cease & Desist letter. It would never hold up. I looked at it as a scare tactic. The wrong apartment number was on the envelope and there was nothing in the letter stating that we had to respond indicating we had received it which is common practice with a Cease & Desist letter as I am sure you are aware of.

    Basically, I felt that her lawyer was my Stepmother because we had not done anything legally wrong. My stepmother was isolating m father from us and I suppose was attempting at starting a paper trail. Who knows!

    I just wanted to reach out and let you know I am here.

    Please, anything at all I can do. I remember when the story came out regarding the missing body a while back and felt in my bones that there was foul play.

    Again, strange that my husband should run into my stepsister after all this time with her being caught off guard on the street at first saying, that my Dad was in Hospice care dying, then quickly changed her story saying that HE did not want to see us and that he was fine.

    Money comes and goes. We have been successful here in NYC sending 3 children to private schools. They all are successful living on their own and working in their areas of employment here in Manhattan.

    I believe that I had mentioned that our eldest son is a Columbia University Graduate and is an Attorney at Skadden Arps Law firm here in Manhattan. Another source to utilize if you feel they could be of help I would be glad to reach out to them.

    My heart goes out to you and please feel free to reach back out to me if there is anyway I can help lend a voice.

    Much warmth & respect!

    Marina Kamen

    Kamen Entertainment Group, Inc.
    #917-796-1832
    kamen@kamen.com
    www.Kamen.com
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marina_Kamen
    http://www.broadwayworld.com/author/Marina-Kamen
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/marina-kamen/id280635863#see-all/top-songs
    http://www.musicalhealthtalk.com
    https://www.youtube.com/user/marinakamen
    www.HighEnergyFitness.com

    Steve shared a story:

    My mother was unlawfully taken away without any proper due legal process and without any court order and l believe has been kept in unlawful organized detention and captivity and isolation.

    l would like to watch the kasem care conference.

    stevehasham20@gmail.com

    Joshua shared a story:

    It is important to care for the elderly because one day we will get old and need someone to take care of us. The elderly are vulnerable and weak, so protecting them from abuse and neglect should be a top priority for everybody. In addition, we all have parents, aunts, uncles, or grandparents that are at an advanced age. Most people will do all they can to protect and provide for their elderly family members. The same way we treat the elders of our family is the same way we should treat elders we are not related to.

    Ted shared a story:

    Back when I was a child, I was taught that we should respect our elders. I grew up regarding those who were much older than me as a bridge between past and present, and a very important one at that. Once I became involved in the care of our elderly, I realized just how many seniors were not receiving the love and care which they deserve. I am passionate about preventing elder abuse because I believe that these people are worth protecting. They are human, and they are an important part of our society. No human should be abused, especially not those who stand to teach us so very much about our past and in turn, our future. 

    Shaunna shared a story:

    I am passionate about elder abuse & those disabled because we have a new generation that does not care about the impirtance of what the elderly stand for, our history! We have lost compassion for those who gave so much for us to be here today. We have lost the ability to help them enjoy their senior years. They are taken advantage of daily. Our disables and elderly can teach us more then we allow, compassion, patience, kindness, ethics, morals & above all else human decensy.

    Abbi shared a story:

    I want to support Kerri and her amazing organization. When I was a senior in high school, I did my final writing project on the Kasem Cares Foundation. While learning about this organization, I came across the numerous elder abuse stories and it tore me up inside thinking about what these poor individuals are going through when they have no voice to stand up for themselves! I want to learn how to be a voice for the voiceless and put an end to elder abuse.

    Anki shared a story:

    As a nurse I have seen horrible things so let s stop this elderly abuse once and for all.

    Teresa shared a story:

    The bottom line – make sure all paper work is in place and everyone has a copy. My parents trusted a sibling and he did what he wanted with the money. He basically stole money from my parents. He took the money in their bank account that was suppose to be divided by the grandkids. We went to mediation, which was a waste of time and not to mention money. We could have gone to court for another $20 grand to fight it. He forged my Dad’s signature and had his notary friend notarize it. (I will be reporting her. ) No one seemed to care that he forged a legal document. The justice system doesn’t really care about elderly abuse. I hope no one ever goes thru emotional abuse we went through during this ordeal. Loosing both parents within a year of each other is devastating enough.

    John shared a story:

    Laura shared a story:

    My mother died May 2017 after a long hard dementia illness where my father was the primary caretaker. Shortly thereafter, a younger woman who was dishonest about her past clung to him, talked him into marrying her, and then, via a mendacious campaign against those who were closest to him, she isolated him from kids, grandkids, friends, and service providers. Then my father died suddenly in February 2019.

    https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Wealthy-Execs-Death-Prompts-Bitter-Dispute-Over-Multi-Million-Dollar-Rancho-Santa-Fe-Estate-563992801.html

    Robert (aka barney) shared a story:

    My wife and I have been friends with Command Sergeant Major Dana Baldwin (U.S. Army retired) and his Korean American wife for 28 years. Dana passed away on Jan 13th of 2019. Since then, some unethical person (or people) have had his widow, Sun Cha Baldwin admitted to a facility and twice when we finally found out where she was; we went to visit her and they are REFUSING ALL VISITORS. In the meantime, she has called me (or my wife) repeatedly asking us to come see her; but, they keep relocating her. Just last week a moving truck showed up at her house and cleaned it out saying “it was headed to an Estate Sale.” The captors have twice taken a phone away from her, and continue to hide her away from us (long time friends); her church family of 40 years and her next door neighbors. We live in Colorado Springs, CO… I have called Social Services; the Sheriff’s office (for a welfare check) and the District Attorney’s office….. all to no avail. Sun Baldwin is 79 years old and last year was a vibrant, intelligent, warm, friendly lady. The last couple of times she was able to get to a phone and call us, she was barely intelligible and kept asking for help!….. At one time, the couple had well over a million dollars in the bank; yet, now they cleaned her house out for an Estate Sale. Something bizarre and nefarious is going on. Please help. CMSgt Robert “Barney” Rummel, (USAF – Ret)… (719) 596-4144 home phone.