Occupy care center--Corp greed exiling patients
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Occupy care center--Corp greed exiling patients

Gladewater : TX : USA | Nov 05, 2011 at 4:51 PM PDT
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At only 16-years old Shawn Hancock ended up in a wheelchair for the rest of his life due to a drive-by shooting that happened eighteen years ago.

For all the years as a quadriplegic, Shawn spent his existence living in a care center, Truman W. Smith Children's Care Center (TWSCC), in Gladewater, Texas to be exact.

Mr. Hancock settled in quite nicely making friends, loving and being loved up by the community in the center.

Recently, corporate greed took over Shawn's home in the form of Nexion Health, Inc., who now operates the facility.

Shawn's been told he has until November 21, 2011 to move out of his home because it "is necessary for the resident's welfare and the resident's needs cannot be met in the facility."

But there's one man who is fighting for Shawn, his name is Stephen Woodfin--I call him a "writer with a purpose."

Writing for Shawn is Stephen's way to, "Occupy Care Center."

Mr. Woodfin has blogged about Shawn, contacted government officials and is spreading the word for Shawn by giving others the opportunity to hold up their picket signs too in the form of writing, "sharing" on Facebook and Tweeting---any way to get the word out and stop the corporation from taking the only home Shawn has ever known.

The good news is, with the help of others, Shawn has been able to file for a hearing.

In the meantime, he can remain in his home, but if the hearing doesn't turn out positive Shawn will lose the only home he's known since the injury that paralyzed him from the neck down.

I wonder how many others are losing the extra care they desperately need--how many others are losing their homes to corporate care center greed?

For more information, please go to Stephen's articles about Shawn:

Unto the least of these my children

I was sick and you visited me

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Shawn Hancock
Shawn Hancock painting.Photo: Stephen Woodfin/Venture Galleries
Stephanie Ealy is based in Tacoma, Washington, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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