Our family is distraught to learn of the clams being made that my brother, Kevin Curtis, sent poison to public officials. We know none of the details about these claims, and we have been furnished no evidence as to the allegations against Kevin.
We are, however, far too familiar with Kevin’s lengthy history of mental illness. For years,our family has struggled to obtain medical assistance for Kevin, who has been diagnosed as bipolar. Our family succeeded, approximately 3 years ago, in finally persuading Kevin to take medication for that disorder. Unfortunately, because his mental problems cause Kevin to believe he does not require medical treatment, he refused to continue to take the medication. Sadly, we have been informed there is no legal way for us to force him to follow his doctors’ instructions.
When Kevin is taking his medication as prescribed, he is a loving compassionate person. He is also highly inteligent with enormous potential. Our family is hopeful that the federal government will do something to provide some assistance for Kevin’s mental illness We also pray that this situation might create some good by bringing to the public’s attention the lack of any way to provide meaningful medical treatment to those persons like Kevin, who so desperately need it.
Family of Kevin Curtis