This blog is going to be devoted to people who are a victim of abuse, especially elderly abuse, but really it can be about all abuse cases. You see, what has compelled me to write it is the simple fact that my father has become a victim of abuse by his own family. The people he grew up with and the brother he trusted completely. Because of that trust in his brother, my uncle (though I wish I could erase the fact we share the same genetics), and that brother’s wife, my dad has lost everything he spent 30 years of his life working for. I lost my home, the same home my parents built from the ground up and the home she passed away inside of, just 4 years ago, with me standing beside her in the living room.
The family deemed me unworthy of living there, even though I was the ONLY one there taking care of my father. My “UNCLE’S” wife admittedly overdosed my dad on his medication. IN front of a judge at my eviction hearing, (yes I tried to fight my removal) they promised to care for him and allow him to get things from the house that he wanted after I left. All they have done for him is fed him once, cleaned out his fridge once, and sold the property to someone else in the family. They are driving around in new cars, while my father sits and feels deceived.
I will talk more about his story in the coming days and then I hope to hear from others about their situation. Together we will strive to make those who have someone special in their family, fight for their safety instead of abusing them. Together we will celebrate the elderly and try to stand up for them. Even if it does not help the ones who are suffering today, my wish is that eventually, the abuse will end. For that reason, and that reason alone, I dedicate this entire blog to my father, Jack Parkinson of Meridian, GA., and his late wife, the greatest woman who ever lived, Patricia Johnson Parkinson.