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New York Woman Continues Fight to Bring Veteran Husband Home -- From Local Catholic Hospital
Date:5/13/2010

In May of 2009, a hospital ethics committee at St. Joseph Hospital in Elmira, New York, recommended the removal of Gary Harvey's feeding tube. The Chemung County Attorney's Office then filed the motion to remove the feeding tube in early June. State Supreme Court Judge Judith O'Shea denied the request to remove nutrition and hydration, citing lack of evidence for such a request and allowed the county Attorney's Office ten days to return with sufficient evidence. In July the county Attorney's Office withdrew the request, according to a letter from Assistant County Attorney Donald Thomson.

Chemung County, New York (PRWEB) May 13, 2010 -- Horseheads, New York, resident, Sara Harvey is in year four of her fight to bring husband, Gary Harvey, home despite direct opposition from his appointed guardian, Chemung County. Harvey has been detained at the Elmira based St. Joseph Hospital as a patient since May, 2009, even though his care can be administered safely at home by his wife.

In a recent interview with WLEA's Kevin Doran, Mrs. Harvey described the events and circumstance which have left her powerless to help her husband and provided her only six hours each week of guarded visitation.

"I simply want to bring my husband home so I can care for him for the remainder of his life," said Harvey.

Shortly after an accident which left Mr. Harvey brain injured in 2006, he became a ward of the county when Chemung County
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