The Forbidden Reunion
Video Highlights from November 2018 Visit
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Since 2012, Lillie has been entrapped in an involuntary guardianship. With the help of her sister, she was able to fight it and be in her Palm Coast, Florida home surrounded by family. On August 30, 2016, she was abducted by court agents. They hid her for over two years under color of law. In November 2018, Lillie's family found her through private investigators. She was almost an hour away in DeLand--another county.
When her sister and niece visited, Lillie was delighted. She said that she had no idea she was being hidden from her sister and entire family, and that her assets were being rapidly spent down. She simply thought no one was visiting her. She said that she wanted to leave and had been "dreaming every night about going somewhere" with her sister. The staff said that she "brags about her sister in New York all the time." She said she wanted to regain her rights back such as the ability to travel. She said she wanted to see and speak with her sister and nieces and nephews. She thanked her sister and niece for trying to "make it right."
View highlights from the joyous and eye-opening visit. Now, anyone who wants to even speak with her needs a "passcode." The guardian is not providing it and the court is looking the other way. On September 6, 2019, Lillie turned 91. When her sister and nieces called to sing to her, they were told they couldn't. Lillie is on lockdown again. As of January 2020, her sister, nieces and nephews still cannot even speak with her. Who will free Lillie?
Overview Video: Where Is Aunt Lillie?
Understand the Backstory - 2016 Footage
IN LOCKDOWN: 1,262 DAYS
Lillie continues to be "unlawfully caged" in a lockdown memory care facility even though she has no reason to be there and had the means to "age-in-place" as she desired. What is that doing to her psychologically? What medication are they giving her? Why are they blocking ALL communication and visitation with her sister and 50+ nieces and nephews?
It is a vicious human rights violation on American soil. Yet, no governmental agency/official has helped. The Seventh Judicial Circuit Court in Florida (which includes Flagler and Volusia County) has consistently made rulings in favor of their court agents and contrary to the Orange County Court where the case started. Now, the Court is simply ignoring motions for communication and visitation. Lillie is being treated like a human trafficking victim--hidden away through abuse of power while a team of attorneys exploit her estate. Isolation of a senior is Aggravated Abuse—a felony under Florida Statutes.
Originally from a small town in North Carolina, Lillie worked all of her life since she was six years old. She earned a doctorate and had a 30-year career as an educator, including Supervisor of Instruction for public schools in Montgomery County, Maryland. Over twenty years ago, she retired to Palm Coast, Florida with her husband, who was also a respected educator. He died in 2003, and in 2006, she created a Revocable Living Trust, which provided Lillie as sole beneficiary during her lifetime and named her son as a contingent beneficiary along with her estranged granddaughter and her children.
Lillie had achieved the American Dream and now her liberty, property and the life she intended is being stolen from her. It was instigated by a family "friend" and then the estranged granddaughter joined forces with him. She and her team of attorneys spent four years trying to declare Lillie totally incapacitated. In Flagler County, they manipulated the system so that three court agents were appointed. Together, by supporting each others motions and the new narrative, they were finally successful in stripping away ALL of Lillie's rights only after she was abducted and isolated. That opened the door to a feeding frenzy on her estate while she remains locked away. None of it is for Lillie's "protection" or in her "best interest." Yet, the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court continues to sign off on everything.
After you watch the overview video above, check out the additional segments below to get to know Lillie. These videos were filmed the week of July 25, 2016 by Lillie's niece, Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy—a Harvard Business School-trained strategist, award-winning author and internationally-recognized advocate for human potential with a focus on women and girls, health and sustainability, and now elder justice. The videos demonstrate quite an opposite picture than what has been painted in the court documents. Lillie is not incapacitated and she is very clear on her views. Watch and form your own opinion. Then, read how this happened below.
Additional Videos from July 2016:
In Lillie's Voice: Earning & Saving
In Lillie's Voice: At Home In Florida
In Lillie's Voice: The Family "Friend"
In Lillie's Voice: Growing Up In NC
In Lillie's Voice: Plans For The Future
In Lillie's Voice: The Granddaughter
In Lillie's Voice: The Right to Vote
In Lillie's Voice: The Temporary Guardian
In Lillie's Voice: Right to Socialize
In Lillie's Voice: On Elder Exploitation
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