I want to give him his rights right now...
Jake (r) and Pat (2nd from r) c. 1958
Pat Sobey wasn't expecting to find her foster brother on a street corner in Charlottetown.
Pat hadn't seen Jake Knockwood in decades, but when she spotted him sitting on a bench in the city's downtown, she knew she had to talk to him, to be re-united with him.
This week Kerry Campbell tells us about the reunion, and about Pat's struggle to get Jake out of Hillsborough Hospital, PEI's only psychiatric facility.
A recent report concluded half the patients living at the instituion don't belong there.
Jake has some physical and developmental issues. But Pat and others believe he deserves to live in the community.