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Cuomo Denies Disabled 9-1-1 Emergency Services

Jonathan Carey who is a "Champion for the Disabled" died on February 15, 2007 because he was denied 9-1-1 emergency medical and police services, Jonathan would have been 25 tomorrow on his birthday -September 12th

Countless lives have been lost; they have died because Gov. Andrew Cuomo has denied them equal access to 9-1-1 Emergency medical and police services

Gov. Cuomo has denied and deprived our most vulnerable of 9-1-1 immediate medical and police assistance and services.”
— Michael Carey - Civil Rights & Disability Rights Advocate

ALBANY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, September 11, 2018 / -- The Jonathan Carey Foundation would not be in existence today if the 9-1-1 call system was called for young Jonathan Carey when he was a victim of a crime and in dire need of emergency medical help. Jonathan was developmentally disabled; he had autism and he was primarily non verbal and only 13 years old when he was killed by his caregivers in 2007. As Jonathan’s dad I am compelled to try to save many more precious lives from being taken away because they never received 9-1-1 emergency medical and police assistance.

Today is September 11th, and we all remember the horrific terror attacks upon our nation and specifically the close to 3,000 lives that were lost. In New York State alone at the World Trade Center 2,753 people died. Our whole nation was shocked to the core, we all remember, how can we not remember?

There is another human tragedy though that plays out every single day, which is the fact that innocent people are dying because of another egregious internal attack which I must speak about and help people understand. There is no law requiring mandated reporters and everyone working with people with disabilities to call 9-1-1. We must fight to end this deadly discrimination and to end this gross injustice. I am not sure if it is two, three or maybe four years that we lose the same numbers of lives of people with disabilities in New York alone as we lost at the World Trade Towers because 9-1-1 was never called. New York State and the Cuomo administration are doing everything possible to hide the real death numbers and are violating Freedom of Information Law.

Everyone needs to know the truth that between 11-13 people with disabilities die every day on average within Governor Andrew Cuomo’s extremely dangerous and deadly mental health care system or approximately 4,500 a year. The number one known reason for deaths is staff not calling 9-1-1 regarding medical emergencies.

God and State officials know the real numbers of deaths of people with disabilities, but I must shout this from the rooftops so that this extreme discrimination in civil rights can be finally stopped. People with disabilities need 9-1-1 services. People with disabilities are equally valuable people and they are promised equal rights, privileges and protections of laws. Gov. Cuomo has denied and deprived our most vulnerable of 9-1-1 immediate medical and police assistance and services. As the governor has ordered flags to half staff for the remembrance for the 9/11 victims that died on this day 17 years ago, please also remember the thousands of people with disabilities that have died because they did not get 9-1-1 services. Countless souls have died and continue to die prematurely because when they were in an emergency medical situation no one bothered to call 9-1-1. Remember Jonathan pictured above and remember all of his friends too and please do what God put in your heart to do to end this gross injustice. This ongoing discrimination and unequal treatment of people with disabilities is also a shocking tragedy that is taking so many innocent lives from us that can easily be saved.

If you would like to help fight this injustice and help bring about critical changes, please consider making a tax deductible gift to the Jonathan Carey Foundation. Thank you.

Michael Carey
The Jonathan Carey Foundation
(518) 852-9377
email us here

The incredible life and tragic preventable death of Jonathan Carey, who was disabled, had autism, was non-verbal & only 13 when he was killed by his caregivers

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