This week’s guest is Minna Blair. She is retired, with adult children and grandchildren. She enjoys gardening, taking care of her grandchildren, and her 2 elderly dogs. Never in a million years did she expect to become a guardian for a woman she’s known her entire life who lives 3 hours away, but that’s exactly what happened.  She was able to rescue May from a court appointed guardianship and secure May’s assets,  so they can be used to make sure May can be well taken care of.

May was lucky. I hear this isn’t any easy thing to accomplish once a court appoints a legal guardian. But Minna encountered an overworked guardian, who I suspect was a little intimidated by her,  as well as a compassionate judge. I’m also pretty sure Minna’s dogged determination (she calls it being obnoxious!) also played a big part in this happy ending.

Why did I have Minna tell her story today?

I wanted to validate for myself that this was a real issue, and I did. I also wanted to bring a name and a personal story to the table so you too, can see that this is real. And happening in the United States in 2018.

What are you going to do to prevent this from happening to someone you love?

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