Saturday, March 25, 2017

A Brother's Death - Part 4

This is the final installment of four videos depicting my brother Casey's living conditions, at the time he died.

In this video, we walk around the property and look into the out-buildings, one of which was crushed by a fallen cherry tree.

To anyone who has seen the other videos, this one will seem rather dull.  To gain a full appreciation of the deplorable circumstances under which my brother lived, one should see the other videos.  (links below)

Casey died on October 29th, 2016 at the age of 55.  The official cause of death, determined in January 2017, was an accidental overdose of Tramadol.

Casey was physically and mentally disabled and had been for many years.  He tried to get aid through Social Security; he sought aid through the Georgia Dept. of Social Services and was a recipient of food from a local food bank.  It is unclear how much, if any, aid he received from taxpayer funded sources.

What is abundantly clear, is that Casey did not receive the healthcare, mental or physical, that he needed.  Casey was one of those people who truly needed help, but did not get it.  Casey is not alone; there are inestimable thousands in similar straits.

The purpose of sharing these videos is to raise awareness of what sort of living conditions the mentally disabled, who don't get help, can and do fall into.  When time allows, the videographer is going to do something (he's not yet sure just what) with the videos and what he has learned, to help bring substantive change to a failed bureaucratic system.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3 (shortest)

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