I apologize for leaving this blog up in the air and not publishing anything in the last 16 months.
My Family has gone through a lot in the last 16 months that’s kept me away.
In late 2013 my Dad was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer at the age of 65. The cancer had metastasized to his liver and lungs. He was given 9 to 12 months if he chose to do nothing and 12 to 18 months with chemo treatments.
He elected to proceed with chemotherapy. He went through six rounds of chemotherapy and had a new CT scan done. All the lesions had shrunk by 50%, we were very optimistic. His oncologist wanted him to have four more treatments and then another CT scan. His last scan showed that the mass in his lung had gone back to its original size from the beginning. This was like a punch in the gut.
The oncologist told us this meant his current treatment plan was no longer effective. He gave my dad another treatment plan and told him that the side effects would be even more severe than his first plan. He was advised to think about it and talk it over with his family.
I knew at that moment what my Dad’s decision would be and I would have to come to peace with it. He went through HELL during his first treatment plan and his quality of life was next to nothing. Other than taking him to doctor’s appointments, we really couldn’t get him out of the house.
He decided to end his treatment plan and live what little life he had left to the best of his ability.
We were able to enjoy one last Thanksgiving and one last Christmas with him. He knew these holidays would be his last.
In early January of this year we had my dad taken to the ER. He seemed to have a lot of confusion going on and just didn’t look right. He was admitted to the hospital and we found out a day later that he was going through liver and renal failure. He was admitted to ICU and was no longer communicative. We knew this was it, he was going to die. Somehow my Dad managed to hang on for a week. My Dad passed away on January 16th of this year.
During the week that we sat with him in ICU, I just couldn’t get over the anger I had in me. Here he knew about our settlements and didn’t get to experience the spoils of them. I kept thinking, IF we would’ve had access to our money, could I have gotten him better care instead of the care he received on Medicare?
The anger was getting stronger. At the time I was thinking to myself that I was going to make EVERYONE pay that played a role in our situation for the last 7 to 8 years in one way or another.
During my grieving process I did some reflecting. This money, that we had no access to, has changed our lives and not for the better. I got to the point where I was obsessed with finding out who was behind all of this. It was causing problems in my family life. I had two girls that were growing up and I was missing out on so much of their lives by not being able to enjoy it.
Instead of really helping my Dad grow his business throughout these years I was fixated on our money or lack thereof. Fixated on what businesses I wanted to create or what I wanted to bring to Kentucky.
The fixation has ended, we’ve decided to end this burden that has consumed our lives. Our family, extended family and friends are the only things that matter to us.
We have realized because of the program that is linked to our Social Security numbers, we will NEVER have access to our money. This program will not allow us to deposit checks or transfer money from anything that was linked to our settlements.
We own 7 million shares of Apple (AAPL) stock that we CANNOT sell or collect dividends on because of this program. That’s a value of about $925 million dollars depending on the daily stock price. We are owed about $37 million in unpaid dividends.
We own 1 million shares of Ford (F) stock that we CANNOT sell or collect dividends on because of this program. That’s a value of about $15 million dollars. We are owed about $1.4 million in unpaid dividends.
We own 750 thousand share of Community Trust Bancorp (CTBI) stock that we CANNOT sell or collect dividends on because of this program. That’s a value of about $24.8 million dollars.
We were able to purchase the stocks above midway through 2010 before the program was attached to us.
We have received settlements over the years from the following;
All of these settlements are locked up in this program that is attached to us.
Most people will probably think we are crazy walking away from all of this. We know there is no end in sight and we are tired. We want nothing more than to have our lives back that we had before all of the settlements. If we could send all of the settlements back we would, but unfortunately because of the program those monies are locked up forever.
There are a few people we would like to thank for their help over the years.
Our Attorneys in D.C and Indiana. They spent hundreds of hours trying to help us. They were harassed to the levels you would never think would happen in the United States, driving one of our attorneys to his death. Thank you Jonathan, John, Karen, Bob and Steven (may you rest in peace).
The Federal agents who spent hundreds if not thousands of hours helping us and keeping us safe. You know who you are.
Former FBI Director Robert Mueller. Thank you for putting us under the protection of the FBI and keeping us safe for all of these years. You and your agents did everything you could. Unfortunately because of who was behind all the actions, you all would always be outnumbered and out funded.
President Obama. Thank you for giving us our executive order from harassment by any Government employee or Agency. Your order helped catch a number of the people responsible. Unfortunately, every person that was picked up was replaced by another. A revolving door that would never end.
The Blog followers. Thank you for reading and being interested in what was going on in our lives even though I was cryptic about who we were and who was behind all of it.
We would like to apologize to the state of Kentucky and its citizens. We were hoping that we could address a number of problems in the state.
From the beginning I promised the followers of this blog that I would tell you who was responsible for all of our problems. I will follow through with that promise.
The Department of Homeland Security was behind all of this. DHS conspired with the USPS, UPS and FedEx. To this day, our mail is still put through scanners at USPS sorting centers. All of our packages that go through UPS and FedEx are scanned. Anything that would be sent from our Attorneys or even from the D.C. area is handed over to DHS.
We can’t even give you the exact number of DHS agents that were picked up by the FBI, somewhere between 25 and 50. Something that surprised us, most if not all of those DHS agents “Thought” they had immunity from doing anything illegal. During one of the FBI raids, they found a room dedicated to us and our legal team. Photographs of us, our children, our daily routines and those of our legal team and family. No telling how many hundreds of DHS agents were a part of this.
Why was DHS behind all of this? To this day, we still don’t know the reason why.
New Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson vows he will clean up DHS. We aren’t holding our breath.
To the person or persons behind this “Game”.
We aren’t playing anymore.
We are at peace with walking away from EVERYTHING.
What will we do now?
We plan of making sure my Dad’s business lives on and continues to grow.
We plan on enjoying our daughters Senior and sophomore years in High School.
We plan on enjoying being the simple people we were before all of this.
We plan on enjoying our lives.