To: Viriginia M. Mara – Co-Guardian of Miriam E. Lancaster
Lauruby Benz – Co-Guardian of Miriam E. Lancaster
From: Sally Baptiste – Close Friend, Caregiver of Miriam E. Lancaster and Petitioner to become Co-Guardian of Miriam E. Lancaster
Re: Miriam E. Lancaster’s Well-Being and Quality of Life
It has been over a week now since you moved/relocated Miriam and have blocked all communications with her friends and family. Per Florida Statute 744, Miriam has the right “to receive visitors and communicate with others”. Your actions – prohibiting Miriam from speaking and visiting with family and friends is a violation of Miriam’s rights.
Additionally, your actions to isolate Miriam from family and friends is not in Miriam’s best interest. In the best interest of Miriam’s mental and emotional health; this isolation from family, friends and her church must stop. Miriam deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. Your actions to isolate Miriam further support my conclusion neither of you are qualified to be Miriam’s guardian or co-guardian. I have known Miriam for over 20 years. While I am not an attorney or a doctor, your actions appear to be abusive to Miriam. Denying Miriam communication and visitation with family and friends is not right.
I have provided Miriam (aka Mom) a cell phone for her use. This would ensure her family and friends could reach her even when her address changes. It appears you have taken away the phone I gave Miriam to use or you are not allowing her to charge the phone. 407-413-1752continues to go to voice mail. This too is a violation of Miriam’s rights. Prior to you removing Miriam from Orlando Health and Rehabilitation Center (OHRC) on 29th Street, Orlando, FL, Miriam spoke with me, her cousin Donna, Sandra Mihilas and other friends via the cell phone or the phone at OHRC. Miriam is very capable of communication. I know of no ethical, medical or legal justification to prevent Miriam from speaking and visiting with her family and friends. What is your ethical, medical or legal justification for isolating Miriam from family, friends and her church?
You need to allow Miriam to use her cell phone and you need to provide visitation with her family and friends or provide a legal justification for this isolation.
I look forward to speaking with Miriam and visiting with her this weekend.
Charles Frederick Tolbert EdD
Retired Army MSGT
Are Sally and I the only one concerned? Sally and I were the only ones to provide support for Miriam Florida senior citizen population is 18%.
Write in Candidate for US Senate Fl 2016
The State of Florida has taken away the voting rights of 100 years young Miriam E. Lancaster.
THIS IS A DISGRACE. THIS IS MORE PROOF THAT “WE THE PEOPLE” HAVE NO RIGHTS ANYMORE! This government will do everything for illegals and now “refugees” while doing nothing for Americans. How disgusting is that???
Are you willing to stand-up for Miriam E. Lancaster?
Protest meeting in support of senior citizens right to votes was held on August 27.
Contact Sally at (407) 761-9016
Breakfast Cafe” in the Conway Shopping Center at 11:00 AM. August 27, 2016
4430 Curry Ford Rd, Orlando, FL 32812