Sunday, July 20, 2014

Guardianship laws need to be changed: #FREEJimmy

#FREEJimmy Washington Iowa Guardianship Abuse Mental Retardation

28 years ago I met a beautiful soul, Jim. I call him brother; Jim has Mental Retardation. My parents adopted Jim and brought him into our home when he was five years of age. After 27 years of marriage our parents divorced and dad ended up remarrying. In 2013 our father died of complications of his military service (i.e. Agent Orange) and left his current wife as legal Guardian of Jim. My mother never gave up her rights to her son.



My brother’s guardian has restricted him from seeing his mother and entire family that he grew up knowing. Driven to find freedom for my brother we've encountered countless days of unwanted stress. I have been accused or harassment while simply trying to see my brother. I miss him. His mom misses him. I’m simply trying to right this awful wrong! I've reached out to several political figures. I can only imagine the torment and pain my brother is going through.



Finally, a year and a half after our father died I found my brother out in public in his hometown of Washington, IA. He seemed so lost and confused; he resembled a deer in headlights. He then stuck his arms out and hugged me. His caregiver, Libby preceded to say he does not love you and doesn't want to see you as she instantly called his guardian. My brother and my son were hugging as Jim's guardian appeared. His guardian released my son from Jim's arms and preceded to tell us we couldn't touch him because she is his guardian and he's her property!



I have learned this is not just an issue for my family but others in Iowa and all over our country. Guardians should have limitations and the ward should be able to see and speak to whomever they wish if they are not dangerous, I have started an online petition. (See link http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/how-to-save-a-life-freejimmy-1 I also have a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/guardianshiplaws that includes pictures and video of Jim and my reunion in the street!!



There's nothing on file stating we cannot see or communicate with one another only a suggestion by the Judge to improve communication between Dad’s second wife and myself.



Guardianship laws need to be changed. Giving the voiceless a voice.


Please sign and share the petition:

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/how-to-save-a-life-freejimmy-1




Please feel free to contact me with comments or questions at:

misty.m.davis@gmail.com


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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

All types of gifts for all types of grads. #GreatestGRAD

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Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

It's that time of year again! Graduation time is here! Whether you have a child, friend or other family member walking across the stage, it’s time to celebrate the end of one chapter leading into the next chapter of their lives. Choosing a graduation gift for a loved one can be a fun shopping experience and Best Buy has you covered. I am nowhere near ready for my little to graduate, but when that day arrives I'll take it all in and know where to shop. It is definitely one of the most important days of our lives and finding a perfect gift is simpe with Best Buy’s Grad Spring Gift Guide. 

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Staying connected to technology is essential in today’s job market and life after graduation. Being a blogger and in online marketing scheme, I can definitely identify with a Networker persona. A Surface 2 64GB AT&T 4G LTE or Lenovo Yoga 2 13″ Touch-Screen Laptop would be a the perfect gift to keep myself and family up to date. I love new technology, including the latest tablets, computers and cell phones and I enjoy learning how to use them. Some other great grad gifts for a networker like myself include:
  • iPhone 5s
  • Google Chromecast
  • iTunes Gift Card $50
  • Jawbone MINI Jambox Wireless Speaker
  • mophie space pack External Battery Case
  • SONOS Play:1 Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music
  • SanDisk Connect 32GB USB 2.0 Wireless Flash Drive
  • Surface Keyboard Cover
  • Samsung S-View Flip Cover for Note 3
  • Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB External USB Portable Hard Drive
  • Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Dual-Band Wireless-AC Router
  • Speck CandyShell Cell Phone Case
Check them all out at the Best Buy gift center, along with other gifts to match YOUR graduates personality type. They also have amazing gifts for your graduate for under $50 if you are on a tight budget. I’d love to have an Oster Blender to make some deliciously yummy smoothies to enjoy while surfing around on my Surface! Best Buy’s hostng two Grads Twitter Parties on Thursday June 19th (6/19) at 7PM CST and Tuesday June 24  (6/24) at 7PM CST. Join one or both of these parties for a chance to win Best Buy gift cards and other fabulous prizes!! Tweet #GreatestGrad with your gift ideas.

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Subject: How to Save a Life: #FREEJimmy

Hi,

My brother and I recently lost our father, his advocate in 2013. Since then my fathers wife has taken over Guardianship and has not allowed any contact with Jim and his family. She has threatened harassment and trespassing and we fear for his emotional and physical well being.  Fighting this battle to gain contact I've had several others reach out to me with the same concerns.

You can view the video via the following links:
http://tinypic.com/r/i1i1l4/8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fUeckPTdw8


That's why I created a petition to The Iowa State House, The Iowa State Senate, and 4 others.


Thanks!

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Friday, June 6, 2014

28 years ago I met this beautiful soul. I called him brother.



On 1/17/2013 our father died due to "Agent Orange" and at that moment Jim's guardian Kat took over and flipped our world upside down. She's since then restricted Jim from seeing his entire family that he grew up knowing.

Driven to find freedom for my brother I've encountered countless days of unwanted stress. I've reached out to several political figures and to those who advocate for the disabled only to be turned down. Our mother has spent over $3,000 and fired two lawyers in the meantime. I can only imagine the torment he's going through.

On 06/05/14 my son and I saw Jim in Washington, IA and he seemed so lost and confused until I told him my name. He resembled a dear in headlights. I proceeded to tell him I'm Misty. He then stuck his arms out and hugged me. Libby, Jim's caregiver proceeded to say he loves you and doesn't want to see you... Libby instantly called Jim's guardian and informed her of the situation. His guardian showed up within five minutes and broke the bond my brother and son were having. She grabbed my little one from Jim's loving grasp and told us we couldn't be there and couldn't touch Jim because she is his guardian and he's her PROPERTY! She constantly threatens HARASSMENT and TRESPASSING charges.

I fear Jim won't be allowed in public any longer and his activities will be cut. His Guardian has already taken him off of the mini bus and personally drives him to WCDC. Once there he gets out and a worker escorts him to and from the building.

I'm hoping and praying that someone out there can help us be a family again.

We have a trial to get the current Guardian Ad Litem removed on 06/13 at 2:00pm (Washington, IA) and hopefully a new one will be appointed.

Please share - like - FWD to anyone who's been thru a similar situation or has power / is an advocate. I'm begging. This is the hell I've been through when he and I should have had closure of our father together. I still can't believe Craig Arbuckle (Lawyer of Jim / Kat) informed me to make him a memory. He's not blood and to just forget him.


I may be the only one out there fighting for Jim and I'll continue until the day I die.
You can view the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw2V45lCFLQ

#freejimmy




Donations to pay for court fees, transportation cost, and retaining a kick ass attorney can be made here:
http://www.gofundme.com/howtosavealife
 

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

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