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Granny Snatching

It's safe to believe in the American Dream … isn't it? We live in a country where we take quality education, careers, nice homes, and the wherewithal to raise a family for granted.

We are well fed. We're warm. We keep up with the latest fashions. Our legal system provides swift justice and righteousness prevails. We solve problems, not create them!  Right?

We anticipate a safe and secure retirement where we hold hands with our life's partner during leisurely strolls on golden sands - waving palms overhead and perfectly sized waves breaking on the shore beneath a glowing sunset. Each evening we are submerged in the warmth of a life lived long and well, and the promise that tomorrow will be just like today.

And then … KA-POW! A giant wrecking ball tears in from stage right, smashing the palm trees, digging huge furrows in the perfect sand, and dumping the gently setting sun into a black sea of hissing steam. Darkness falls upon us and our world is turned upside down as family members appear from nowhere, seizing us, dragging us toward an unanticipated and unwanted future, penniless, powerless, confined in the clutches of "elder care."

Unlikely? Think again. It happens every day all over America and it can happen to you. Is your future reasonably well planned out; ensuring that when you reach retirement age you will live the independent life you envisioned? Do you have a good lawyer who will help you navigate the uncharted waters of life for America's elderly – including proper care in case of illness or injury? Will your financial plans remain intact? Will you live as you hoped and planned for all those years with your family lovingly by your side?

Granny Snatching is an insidious creeping menace from which no one is safe. What nearly happened to Ella Winter can happen to you. Your life, like hers, can suddenly be thrown into chaos and disorder. Will you knuckle under or will you learn from her fight, and like Ella Winter stand tall and strong in the face of adversity.