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We Say Goodbye to Dorothy Luck: A true advocate for guardianship reforms

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The recent passing of Dorothy Luck, will be sad news for the many people she worked to help free from this human trafficking of the elderly.  Having freed herself from one of these so called guardianships, Dorothy spent the remainder of her time on earth helping to try and reform this insidious system.  She was described by those close to her as “a true advocate and wonderful friend”.

Dorothy traveled many times to the Texas State Capital and worked with many advocates for guardianship reforms.  She never feared those who forced her into this injustice and she accomplished freeing herself from those who used her for her wealth.  Her guardianship was closed and her rights were restored.  She accomplished this by exposing what Guardianship was truly about, money, as it was much better protected than she was, yet many court appointees profited from her wealth.  She tells it like it is in the story below.

http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/america-tonight/2015/5/when-judges-can-take-away-senior-citizens-basic-rights.html

Imagine losing control of the most basic decisions in your life: the right to speak for yourself, how to spend your money or even what medicines you should be taking. Dorothy Luck was in a dispute with family over trust money. After a court-ordered medical exam, she was declared incompetent to make big financial decisions and ended up a ward of the state. In this excerpt from America Tonight, Sheila MacVicar investigates shocking cases of elderly Americans at the mercy of court-appointed guardians.

Thank you Dorothy for all your dedication and efforts on behalf of others.  You will be dearly missed!

Grabbing the Purse–The Abuse of Dorothy Luck

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Diane Wilson

JudicialDestructionofDorothy.com

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Every time I read about another abusive guardianship case, I feel ill. I cannot help but wonder why Americans are not rising up in droves and calling their representatives screaming “Stop! Enough! This is wrong on every level!”  

Mainstream Media refuses to report on this horrific crime. Why? Because the gravy train is so lucrative that no one wants it to stop….too many people are making too much money by stealing other people’s money. In the case of Dorothy Luck, she is NOT incompetent, but the judge declared her as incompetent because she refused to settle in a lawsuit and simply because he could. Dorothy describes the probate court overseen by Tarrant County Judge Steve M. King as a “well-oiled group of people who can’t seem to find a way to make money except to take it away from other people.”

In Nassau County Supreme Court in Mineola, NY, the late Judge Joel Asarch, along with Mary Giordano (elder care attorney with Franchina and Giordano in Garden City, NY) and Anne Recht, geriatric care manager (AMRecht Assoc in Plainview, NY) worked together often on a number of cases where the elderly victims were kidnapped from their homes and imprisoned against their will in nursing homes. My own mother was one of their victims. Dorothy Wilson, an innocent 87 year old woman, had her beloved home of 60 years stolen from her. She died in prison; penniless, alone and drugged with antipsychotic medication.           

American’s dirty little secret, if the public was truly aware, would understand that this abuse can happen to anyone at any time. There are thousands of these stories all over the internet. Share the stories, inform everyone you know. Help put a stop to this nightmare before it happens to you.      More

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