Alison E. Hirschel, MEJI Director, quoted in Al Jazeera article about guardianship

Date: 
Sun, 12/03/2017
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"Edith+Eddie:  A Story of Love and Elder Abuse in the US"

America's oldest interracial newlyweds are at risk of being separated by a family feud over guardianship. 

Edith and Eddie got married in Virginia, United States, aged 96 and 95. 

Since tying the knot, both Edith and Eddie have found a new reason to get up in the morning. At the start of each day, he helps her put in her teeth. They enjoy exercising and relaxing by the river. 

But this love story is being disrupted by a feud over legal guardianship that threatens to tear the couple apart.  Read the full article here.