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When you exchange wedding vows with your spouse, you probably have serious commitments to stand by each other in mind, in sickness and in health. But when the state intervenes, sometimes you don’t get what you expect. Everyone, but especially those who love their spouses, family and friends, needs to take Sara & Gary Harvey’s plight quite seriously. Don’t think it couldn’t happen to you. Think instead… how will you feel when it does?
It is mind blogging how some people are so ready to suggest the plug should be pulled on others. What if the pluggee doesn’t want the plug pulled? Pull it anyway? Unfortunately, sometimes those in charge of these live and death situations have little contact with reality and their attempts at justification leave you wondering just what in the world they’re thinking.
Sara Harvey is the Horseheads, NY woman who is desperately fighting to get her husband Gary home. Gary fell down the basement steps at his home in January 2006 and suffered a traumatic brain injury. Since the accident, Gary has been basically isolated and allowed only restricted (and very limited) visitation from his wife and friends. The following is what I imagine Sara might be thinking.
Tragically, Gary Harvey of Horsehead, NY fell down the basement stairs inanuary of 2006 and received a traumatic head injury. Sara Harvey, Gary’s wife, is desperately fighting to get him home. One can only wonder how much he knows of what is going on around him. The following could be what he is thinking as he lays alone in that room, so isolated from the world he knew and the wife and friends he so loves.
Judges beyond reproach with no challenges allowed? Perhaps once upon a time, but maybe not so much anymore. Maybe the challenges are now being taken seriously and will be taken even more seriously in the days to come! It’s time for justice to prevail for one and all in all courts under all circumstances!
Like many other unsuspecting souls, Mary G. Sykes has found herself under the control of a system she didn’t sign up for and hadn’t supposed would be getting involved in her life and affairs. Instead, her wants have been deemed irrelevant and thus ignored by a system that was meant to protect — not imprison, strip away the rights and drain the assets of the vulnerable among us.
Guardianships are like adoptions in that it is the obligation of the guardian to look out for the ward he has been put in charge of. Unlike adoptions, the guardian is supposed to act on behalf of the ward and make decisions as the ward would make for self if capable. And then there is the attorney to insure the rights of the ward. So, where has Kevin Moshier (the appointed attorney) been when Gary Harvey’s wishes have been trampled upon?
How long has it been since Gary Harvey fell down those basement stairs? How long has it been since he found himself vulnerable and fighting not only for life just because of his injuries, but fighting for life because the government officials and so-called ethic’s committees decided it was time to end his life by starving and dehydrating him to death? Just how long has it been and what has changed since the fight began all those years ago?
It could be fun to watch Donald Trump as president, firing a bunch of czars that should never have been. I wonder if that would be televised for us to see? I don’t know what kind of president that Donald Trump would make, but I am enjoying his involvement thus far. I’m thinking that he can do what normal candidates can’t. He can ask questions. He can stir the pot.
Gary Harvey is the brain injured man from New York, who seems to have his own private “death panel” determined to kill him off and to make his and his wife’s life as miserable as possible, until the sentence is carried out. Here it is the holiday season of 2010 and Sara Harvey gets a letter from Bryan Maggs, Chemung County Attorney, stating that her visitations with Gary is suspended immediately–the same holiday gift they offered last year.
Who is accountable? Who is immune? How much does it cost to have a chance to win? Or, is the game rigged and the poor (or disfavored) need not apply? Does it matter who (or what) is right? Or is it a matter of who is on what side and how much money and manpower […]
Over and over and over again, we hear how fear mongers and wing-nuts are falsely claiming there are “death panels” where death panels do not exist. Keith Olbermann goes so far as to claim that rather than death panels, there are “life panels.” He just doesn’t seem to get it that not everyone’s experience is like the one he had with his father’s passing, where his father’s wishes were upheld. Olbermann just doesn’t seem to get it that some people, instead, get to find out just how real the “death panel” concept is and has been for some time now.
The mention of global warming nearly always takes me to thoughts of the healthcare issue being played out on the Washington, DC playground. A playground that seems to have more than its fair share of bullies strutting around. Bullies that seem to think we are simply to take their word for whatever the issue, but especially global warming […]
By Carrie K. Hutchens Gary Harvey is the brain injured man from New York, who seems to have his own private “death panel” determined to kill him off and to make his and his wife’s life as miserable as possible, until the sentence is carried out. One might think it could get no worse […]
By Carrie K. Hutchens It’s been confirmed. Judge Judith O’Shea sealed the records in the Gary Harvey case. William R. Shaw, Sara Harvey’s attorney, confirmed the court sealed the records and said neither he nor Sara could “reveal the documents filed in this matter, nor can the Court Clerk.” He could, however, say […]
By Carrie K. Hutchens The holidays are fast approaching and Gary Harvey isn’t home yet. Why not? The wheels of justice turn slowly? Someone needs to get out the grease because this situation has gone beyond unreasonable, illogical, irresponsible and control-freak mode. It’s unacceptable! In review: “This is a […]
by Carrie K. Hutchens The headlines seem full of road rage murders and men and women killing their mates and babies, as though we, as a society, have walked through a dark door into a realm where there is no value left on life. Then comes the headline of all headlines. The headline not expected. […]
by 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 […]
Some think Rep. Joe Wilson was boorish for calling President Obama a liar. Well, I find Obama and his pals manipulating bullies and liars, when they try to deny that there are “death panels.” I find it worse than boorish that the President of the United States would dare call people liars (or suggest they are), when in fact they aren’t liars.
The headlines are amazing, as the denial continues on, suggesting that any claim of a death panel is a myth created by either lying right-wingers or lying special interest groups. No matter that there are already panels in the United States calling the shots over life and death.
Headlines are suggesting that Obama & Pals are determined to push through a health care bill regardless of what the majority of the American people want. So it isn’t about the people then? It isn’t about “change” that will restore the peoples’ voice and trust in government? It is, instead, about what Obama & Pals […]
President Obama claims death panels won’t be calling the life or death shots under a government health care system. However, there are already similar panels making life or death decisions for the sick and disabled. How much more dangerous could this be from a government which already sorely lacks accountability?
Instead of the transparency promised by Barack Obama, we are getting propaganda and slime, making the road to change a slippery proposition. This lack of transparency undermines support for Obama’s health care plan more than his opponents.
Has President Obama misused his position as President of the United States to unduly influence the outcome of the arrest of one of his friends and campaign donors? At best, the president has spoken ignorantly and undermined the ability of police officers to do their jobs and protect the public.
We expect that if the United States adopts a government health care system, there will be rationing that will leave some (the old, the severely disabled, etc.) out in the cold. But could it already be happening–that when medical authorities deem someone’s life no longer worth living, they hasten the death of that person?