Diana Kropka

As Interviewed by Alexis Pool, 3/16/18
"It was the size of a twin mattress, five feet tall post, all the way around it, and it was a cage."
Diana Kropka

Introductory Profile: About Diana Kropka

Diana Kropka, my grandmother, is a real estate agent who used to be an English teacher, though among her experience in teaching students, she also advocated for and fought for the rights of disabled children. (Having written her thesis statement in college of the rights of disabled children.) She has a daughter, Katie who was born with CMV (cytomegalovirus) which caused her to be severely disabled in all fields.

One day she visited Katie to see her in a cage, taking unprescribed drugs which recessed her progress, and with a concussion she hadn’t heard about, and that caused her to begin her 3 year long battle against the Texas Nursing Home industry. She then later discovered the practice of “cherry picking and slough coating” going on in the Nursing Home, resulting in the deaths of 12 children and counting, and she dedicated a long stretch of her life to fighting the ill practice and corrupt within the law and the NH corporations. During her battle, she changed as a person, my father saying, “I had 3 mothers during this time. The mother I knew, the mother she was, and the mother she became.” This is her story about fighting the corrupt Nursing home law system for the purpose of finding a safe home for her daughter and justice for the dead.