When someone makes enough noise it's bound to be heard.
That is what has hopefully happened in the case of Tom Davis who has been chained to the justice system while fighting for his right to be free of his court appointed public fiduciary.
Although he has been battling the system for over three years, he has been consistently ignored - until recently. Davis and the new wife he met in a nursing home decided to make some noise and contacted the Gazette to help expose their situation, in hopes that it would elicit some help.
On Aug. 19, the Gazette ran an article entitled, "Nursing home romance stifled by system," and it proved to be effective for the Davis family. After the article ran, we received numerous messages conveying outrage directed at the system, along with offers of hope and support for Mr. and Mrs. Davis. In fact, more that 12 pages of responses have come in containing valuable suggestions, and heartbreaking commiserations for the Davis family.
In a continuing effort to have his case resolved, Davis contacted the county attorney's office and is considering meeting with the American Civil Liberties Union.
Gila County Public Fiduciary Tiffany Poarch, who is Davis' legal guardian and oversees all financial aspects of his life, recently offered to petition the courts with her request to terminate guardianship over Davis.
Though the couple rejoiced at the news, they remain skeptical, and continue to suffer from what can only be described as a "once bitten, twice shy" attitude. They will believe it when they see it, and meanwhile they continue to feel battered by the system.
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Nursing Home Couple Battles the System
Hostage to the System
Tiffany Poarsh, Gila County Public Guardian, is registered with the National Guardianship Association