In 2006 Mr. Gary Harvey sustained a profound brain injury from a home accident. His wife Sara Harvey sought guardianship but the Chemung County Supreme Court denied her request. What right does Chemung County have to take away a spouses guardianship of her husband? Even it was a matter of money the state has no right to take away a wife’s guardianship when her husband becomes ill. The Chemung County Supreme Court appointed the Chemung County Department of Social Services as Harvey’s guardian. Now the Chemung County Department of Social Services in New York State wants to deprive Gary Harvey of food and water. This whole situation sickens me. Our society thinks nothing of the vulnerable in our society. Some people see these people as less than human and not worthy of living. This ticks me off to end. Would these same people want to be starved and dehydrated to death if their lives were affected similarly because of an accident or injury? Now Bobby Schindler, Terri Schiavo’s brother, has filed a request with the Supreme Court in NY to serve as guardian for Mr. Gary Harvey. It is great that Schindler is standing up for the vulnerable, who are unable to speak for themselves. God Bless him as he tries to save Gary Harvey’s life.
“I have raised the question many times, ‘How can Chemung County, Guardian of Mr. Harvey, be acting in his best interest when they, in fact, tried to kill him?’ From all indications, it appears that Mr. Harvey has been warehoused and denied the opportunity to receive the care and rehabilitative services that would benefit his condition,” Schindler told LifeNews.
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