I have an uncle who is mentally unstable. His parents took care of him when he was a young boy and then after they had passed my grandma took care of him for as long as I can remember. Then the state of Nebraska fought her for her guardianship after she had passed so now he is a ward of the state and I want to know what it will take for me to take over guardianship of him. I am a 24 year old who has a stable income. I have worked since I was 14 years old. I went to college. I love my uncle so much and I don't like how my family has basically "given" up on him and I just want him to know that he has someone on his side. In his head he thinks he is a 6 year old boy. He's diabetic, lives in an apartment with the windows locked, the door locks at a certain time and he feels like he is in prison and no body likes him. He used to be a big guy and now he just looks ill. He has cancer in his blood and has for as long as I can remember. I just want to bring him closer to where I live.
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