Casey Kasem’s Daughter Builds Foundation to Push For Family Rights
Casey Kasem’s tragic death has inspired his daughter to build a foundation that pushes for family rights. According to a report from My North West, Kerri Kasem is still devastated with Casey Kasem’s death in June of last year. The 36-year-old media personality and her family were prevented by the late radio star’s second wife, Jean Kasem, from seeing their father before and after he died from Lewy Body Dementia. Kerri Kasem insists that her father’s death was aggravated by Jean Kasem’s neglect. She believes her stepmother did not take care of their ailing father and kept his children away in order to not be caught. “It was horrible, but I couldn’t live with myself if I didn’t do everything I could to save him and to see him again,” Kerri Kasem recalled. “We could not save him. We did everything to save my father.” Jean Kasem was cleared from elder abuse charges filed by the first family of the “American Top 40” host. Since then, the frustrating ordeal that Kerri Kasem and her family went through has motivated her to form the Kasem Cares Foundation. The organization helps families who are kept away from ailing loved ones. The group also aims to prevent physical and emotional abuse, or even theft.
David Wingate is an Elder Law Attorney at the Elder Law Office of David Wingate. The Elder Law office focuses in the following areas of law: powers of attorneys, wills, trusts, Medicaid, and asset protection. David Wingate practices in Frederick and Montgomery, Counties, Maryland.