To all of you supporting the Kasem Cares Foundation, we are making progress with all your support through these donations and event ticket sales. Thank you and please continue to support us! This couldn't be done without everybody's help.
Casey Kasem case spurs proposed family-law bill
LOS ANGELES (KABC) "” Ailing radio legend Casey Kasem may inspire a new law based on his children's attempts to visit him. The legendary radio DJ has been suffering from Parkinson's disease for years. His family has been embroiled in a battle over the right to visit him, which has prompted a state lawmaker to take action.
It's been a frustrating court battle for Kasem's kids. But now one of his daughters says she has new hope. Kerri Kasem says she simply wants to see her father, but is being denied by her stepmother of 33 years, Jean."To be blocked for no reason when he needs us the most has been the hardest thing I have ever had to go through," said Kerri Kasem. Casey Kasem signed off the air in 2009 due to Parkinson's disease and is now hospitalized. Kasem's kids have protested outside his home to see him and recently battled in court. "There is nothing in the law books right now that allows a judge to adjudicate, to rule on visitation rights for children," said Kerri Kasem.
Now Kerri is joining Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) in proposing new legislation."Current law does not provide for any information to be given to the adult children of somebody who might be sick and elderly. We want to change that," said Gatto. Gatto's bill would require conservators inform relatives if someone is hospitalized for acute care, or dies, and disclose funeral arrangements and burial location. Gatto says the bill also provides "reasonable accommodations" for adult children to visit their parent. "This is about keeping families together," said Gatto. "I think the most important thing, of course, is to make sure that children get to see their mom or dad if that person is getting toward the end of days." "It's the most important thing I've ever done in my life and I just hope this helps so many families that are going through this," said Kerri Kasem.
What does the bill meant to Kerri personally? "That there's hope, that there's light, and that my father would have stood up and done something about this, and he can't, so I'm doing it for him," said Kerri. Gatto hopes to pass this bill under what's called "urgent status." If so, that means it could become law by mid-summer.
Hello and thank you for taking the time to visit this page,
THERE IS NO LAW THAT ALLOWS A JUDGE TO JUST RULE ON VISITATION! We here at Kasem Cares aim to change this! We can't do this without your help. There are so many adult children across the US that are not afforded the right to to visit an ailing parent because the spouse is opposed. I was in the same situation and fighting legally to get visitation rights to see my ailing father, Casey Kasem. Despite the fact that he had expressed his desire, to the court, see my brother, sister, his brother and me we still had to go through the long expensive court proccess!
My personal legal issues and associated costs aside, I have setup a non-profit organization, the KASEM CARES Foundation, to raise money much needed through donations to sponsor legislation so that no other loving adult child has to go through the staggering personal expense in court to see an ailing parent. Unfortunately, in many cases, the children did not have the money or resources to fight for visitation and it became too late.
Donations go directly to the efforts of sponsoring this legislation. PLEASE join us in funding this effort to pass this law. Any amount is helpful, appreciated, and very needed.
For more information, watch this video or visit the links below to our foundation website, facebook page and twitter page.
Any support you can offer is so greatly appreciated and we can't help others without it. We are a small dedicated team of volunteers that are passionate about making the lives of so many better. Please join us and thank you for listening to our story.
The KASEM CARES Foundation is a 501-C4 and all donations directly benefit the foundation and its efforts. Donations at this time are not tax deductible. Thank you for your support.
I support your cause, Kerri. The law should recognize that, where an individual lacks full mental or physical capacity and is therefore dependent on a caregiver, members of the individual's immediate family--spouse, siblings, parents, and children--should have a presumptive right to visit the individual and observe how the individual is cared for. The caregiver, even if a close relative, should not be allowed to restrict the access of another immediate family member unless a court determines that a particular family member's actions or presence is harmful to the individual's well being.
Campaign Not Ready
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account.
Our team has contacted them with the solution, it's a simple fix!
Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account.