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The Gary Harvey Case: Where Obama’s Non-Existent Death Panels “DO” Exist

Sara&Gary12by Carrie K. Hutchens

It was a day in court like any other day, or was it?

The Corning Leader’s John Zick and Star Gazette’s Ray Finger reported on the September 17, 2009 Gary Harvey hearing. A hearing that sees a county fighting desperately to hold onto Gary Harvey, though the reasons behind their desperation seems a bit unclear. This is a county, after all, that sought at one point to have Gary starved and dehydrated to death. Though the latter was eventually dismissed, a DNR was placed on him and so it remains.

Sara Harvey, Gary’s wife, has been likewise fighting desperately. She on the other hand has been fighting desperately to save Gary’s life and to get him released from the system prison and back home. Yet, the county attorney keeps trying to paint Sara as the threat and someone to protect Gary from. Interesting that the logic isn’t held up by the facts of the case.

John Zick (Print Edition of the Corning Leader – 9/18/09) reports:

“Shaw also accused the county, represented by Donald Thomson, of withholding documents, an allegation the county denies.

“Shaw is specifically seeking Gary Harvey’s medical records, but Thomson said under normal circumstances, a wife is not privileged to her husband’s records.

“‘Litigation changes everything.’ Shaw countered.”

Sara is trying to save her husband’s life. There is question about the care that Gary Harvey has been receiving. There are questions as to why a so-called ethics committee decided it was right and good to starve and dehydrate Gary to death. Thomson freely throws allegations out there claiming there is cause to protect Gary from Sara. And where is all the so-called proof that Thomson is relying upon? In the very records he refuses to share, conveniently under the HIPAA excuse.

On the other hand, apparently when Thomson wants to throw suspicion away from himself and his pals, he conveniently, as reported by Star Gazette’s Ray Finger, says things like,

“In court, Thomson said nurses on their rounds discovered tampering with Gary Harvey’s feeding tube that occurred either during or after visits by Sara Harvey.“Did Sara tamper with it? Did he pull it out?” Thomson said afterward. “We’re not sure, but my position was as guardian of him, we’re going to exercise a little caution here and make sure that the aide keeps an eye on Sara Harvey’s hands during the visit.”

If Thomson can’t share “anything” due to HIPAA, what was he doing sharing that there was an issue with a feeding tube? Oh, I forgot — HIPAA only applies if the answer helps Sara’s case.

I don’t think Thomson was counting on people paying attention to the Gary Harvey case, but paying attention they are. People are noticing such things as his self-serving innuendoes about the feeding tube. Noticing that there is a little problem with this innuendo.

Sara Harvey’s visits are supervised. Supervised as in meaning she would have had to tamper with the feeding tube in front of a witness. Did any such witness come forward with such accusations? Apparently not, but it doesn’t seem to have stopped Thomson from implying that Sara may have done something she apparently did not do.

And so goes the irony.

Thomson and Pals claim to be protecting Gary from his wife, while plotting his death behind closed doors, as though they have some special right to decide life and death matters over others.

HIPAA? The excuse of all excuses. And the biggest excuses are those who abuse the concept of HIPAA to promote their own agenda.

Sara Harvey is fighting desperately for her husband. Chemung County representatives are fighting desperately to keep Gary under their control for some reason. One sought to have Gary Harvey starved and dehydrated to death. The other fought to save his life.

Who do you think is the REAL threat to Gary Harvey?

Carrie Hutchens is a former law enforcement officer and a freelance writer who is active in fighting against the death culture movement and the injustices within the judicial and law enforcement systems.


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13 Responses to “The Gary Harvey Case: Where Obama’s Non-Existent Death Panels “DO” Exist”

  1. Carrie,

    It sounds like another Terri Shiavo-type situation. I am not familiar with this story, and I couldn't get any of the links in the article to work to learn about it. The information that's in your article is sad enough, though.

    Our country is dropping into the amoral abyss. It is a terrible shame that we would have to fight in the courts for the right to keep our loved one alive with food and water!

    Gina Miller

  2. Hi Gina! Those in power seem to think it is okay to kill Gary off, they just seem to want to do it themselves. I agree with you about our country. I do hope that is starting to change though. That people are opening their eyes and seeing what is REALLY happening around them.

    Thank you for telling me about the links. I think I fixed them. The one article from the Corning Leader is an older one. The article John Zick wrote this time was in their print edition only.

    Have a wondrous day!

    ~Carrie

  3. Oh, man, Carrie! What a deplorable world in which we live! This story is sadness upon sadness. I simply cannot imagine having to deal with this kind of situation. Who are these “authorities” to place this man, who has committed no crime, under “arrest,” and then basically pass the “death sentence” on him? How can they come between husband and wife? I tell you, Carrie, this makes blood shoot out of my eyes (as Beck would say).

    Gina

  4. Hi Carrie;
    As someone who has known Gary and Sara Harvey for about twenty years now, I think that I can speak on their behalf. I worked with both of them until the time of Gary's unfortunate accident. I also had the opportunity to be with them in several social settings. They were the ultimate couple in love, always laughing and loving life with each other. I never saw any indication of anger or displeasure between them. After Gary had his accident, Sara continued to keep me posted on his recovery process. In the begining Sara was very upbeat about his condition. As time went on and certain things happened, she began to feel like an outsider. She was given more and more restrictions about her interactions with her husband. Things like being told she could not kiss him or take him outside in a wheelchair. Sara told me that on several occasions when she went to see Gary, she found his bedding soiled or food on his clothing among other things.
    Here I must tell you that Sara is a very strong willed lady who will tell someone exactly what is on her mind. That being said, Sara very pointedly told the nuses and staff how she felt about the care being given to Gary. I truely believe that there are grudges being held against Sara because of this. She told them about things that she noticed and they did not want to hear them. Again there were more restrictions placed on Sara. As the son of a great lady who worked with elderly patients at a home for older people, I know first hand how some of them were treated. My mom would tell me about the condition that she sometimes found her patients in when her shift reported. Many of her stories sounded just like Sara's, soiled bedding, soiled clothing among other things.
    It is my true feeling that Gary would be in the very best of hands if Sara were allowed to take him home for the remainder of his time here on earth. Sara has continued her fight for Gary out of the deepest love between a man and woman. All of us would be blessed to have a lifemate that loves us with the love and dedication that Sara has for her beloved Gary.
    Sara and Gary's Friend
    Don Darling

  5. Gina, those “so-called authorities” seem to be popping up all over the place and often when one least expects! I find it terrifying!

    In Texas, they passed the “Futile Care Law”! It's my understanding that it was meant as a means for “someone” to make a decision for those who had “no one” to make the necessary decisions in cases where there literally was no hope!

    For example, in cases where someone was definitely and literally brain dead, but being kept alive by the machines alone. Cases where once the machines were put in place, the hospital did not have the authority to turn them off without permission no matter what.

    So, where the “Futile Care Law” seems to have started out innocently enough, it has expanded and been given an authority not right to give.

    “Death Panels” are not myths!

    They are very, very real!

    Nice names doesn't take away what they truly are!!! — DEATH PANELS!!!

  6. What is all this commotion about tampering with a feeding tube? ? ? ! ! It was only a 'fishline' on a defective trach. that was cut to prevent Gary from pulling on it! My understanding is that he only needed it to prevent the risk of aspirating.
    When Gary went into that so called nursing facility he had 90% range of motion and mobility. The last time I saw him he was atrophied into a fetal, 90% immobile position due to the neglect of physical therapy. He was alert & responsive when he was admitted. Now Gary is almost catatonic. Some care!

    Deborah Wood

  7. So right, Carrie.

    The leftists/socialists, whatever we want to call them, have been gradually snapping up power for years and years. They're working their way toward near-total control of the population. I know I tend to have a fairly dreadful view of the future, but I don't think things are going to get much better. I thank God for people like you, Carrie, who have a positive, caring outlook. I don't mean to be a “downer.” It's just that I keep reading the Bible and keep reading about the “very last days,” and it is badness on a scale no one has ever seen in the history of the world. I don't know how close we are, but Jesus said, “…When you see all these things, know it is near, even at the door…” And, we are definitely seeing quite a number of those things of which He speaks.

    Anyway, I know I'm slightly off-topic of poor Mr. and Mrs. Harvey. May the Lord be with them and their families and friends.

    Gina

  8. Hi Don,

    Thank you so very much for taking the time to write and share your personal knowledge of Gary and Sara! It really makes a difference when readers can visualize the people they are reading about! You are definitely a good friend and one they think the world of!

    Blessings your way,
    ~Carrie

  9. Deborah, I think some are looking for excuses where there are no true excuses, so they can't even get the excuses right. Nevertheless, for all that has been wrong, I am going to have faith that Gary shall have a chance of a recovery level those excuse people hadn't counted on.

  10. Gina, in this day and age, it is difficult not to slide into the downer-mode. So many things are coming at us from so many different directions that it is difficult to duck and side-step it all.

    Like you, I don't know how close we are to the end, but if we give up — I know we are closer than we would otherwise be. After all, it is when we stop believing… when we give up… that the darkness shall have a chance to devour us and we shall be no more!

  11. Chemung County and Atty Thomson are transparent, but for some reason, they seem to think they aren't. Or at least they've convinced themselves that they've successfully diverted attention from their inappropriate and unethical actions onto Sara Harvey — which they haven't.

    They claimed to be protecting Gary Harvey as they tried to kill him. If it were not for Sara, Gary Harvey would be long buried and it would be just another day in Chemung County because no one would have known the difference. But, they didn't get by with it because Sara Harvey stood up and she stood tall against them.

    In Thomson's lawyer's bag of dirty tricks he makes yet an unproven, false accusation and he plants his dirty seed with a question instead of a statement (all the dirty lawyers of the world love this technique): ““Did Sara tamper with it? Did he pull it out?” Thomson said afterward. “We’re not sure, but my position was as guardian of him, we’re going to exercise a little caution here and make sure that the aide keeps an eye on Sara Harvey’s hands during the visit.”

    I think the aides should be keeping an eye on you, Mr. Thomson, and everyone associated with Chemung County.

    The fact that Chemung County tried to kill Gary Harvey can't be denied. Also the fact that Sara Harvey saved his life.

    The tragic irony here is that Gary Harvey remains under the control of the very people who attempted to terminate his life.

    No matter how Thomson and his coharts wrongfully try to make this about Sara Harvey, it's really always about them. It's about abuse and neglect of a vulnerable person. It's about Gary Harvey languishing in a hospital for months, and a nursing facility before that — deprived of familiar surroundings, and the love of his wife and friends – and even his cat.

    It's about Gary Harvey – a innocent person who committed no crime — being treated worse than a convicted criminal by his court-appointed “protectors.”

    It's an American tragedy; and unbeliebably, it's happening right in front of our eyes.

  12. Chemung County and Atty Thomson are transparent, but for some reason, they seem to think they aren't. Or at least they've convinced themselves that they've successfully diverted attention from their inappropriate and unethical actions onto Sara Harvey — which they haven't.

    They claimed to be protecting Gary Harvey as they tried to kill him. If it were not for Sara, Gary Harvey would be long buried and it would be just another day in Chemung County because no one would have known the difference. But, they didn't get by with it because Sara Harvey stood up and she stood tall against them.

    In Thomson's lawyer's bag of dirty tricks he makes yet an unproven, false accusation and he plants his dirty seed with a question instead of a statement (all the dirty lawyers of the world love this technique): ““Did Sara tamper with it? Did he pull it out?” Thomson said afterward. “We’re not sure, but my position was as guardian of him, we’re going to exercise a little caution here and make sure that the aide keeps an eye on Sara Harvey’s hands during the visit.”

    I think the aides should be keeping an eye on you, Mr. Thomson, and everyone associated with Chemung County.

    The fact that Chemung County tried to kill Gary Harvey can't be denied. Also the fact that Sara Harvey saved his life.

    The tragic irony here is that Gary Harvey remains under the control of the very people who attempted to terminate his life.

    No matter how Thomson and his coharts wrongfully try to make this about Sara Harvey, it's really always about them. It's about abuse and neglect of a vulnerable person. It's about Gary Harvey languishing in a hospital for months, and a nursing facility before that — deprived of familiar surroundings, and the love of his wife and friends – and even his cat.

    It's about Gary Harvey – a innocent person who committed no crime — being treated worse than a convicted criminal by his court-appointed “protectors.”

    It's an American tragedy; and unbeliebably, it's happening right in front of our eyes.