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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Family's Anguish


This is beyond devastating.  The world needs to make sure these families did not die in vain.  The below is the statement from an Australian family who lost their three children and grandfather on flight 17 over the Ukraine.

A message to the soldiers in the Ukraine, the politicians, the media, our friends and family.
Our pain is intense and relentless. We live in a hell beyond hell.
Our babies are not here with us – we need to live with this act of horror, every day and every moment for the rest of our lives.

No one deserves what we are going through.
Not even the people who shot our whole family out of the sky.

No hate in the world is as strong as the love we have for our children, for Mo, for Evie, for Otis.
No hate in the world is as strong as the love we have for Grandad Nick.
No hate in the world is as strong as the love we have for each other.
This is a revelation that gives us some comfort.

We would ask everyone to remember this when you are making any decisions that affect us and the other victims of this horror.
So far, every moment since we arrived home, we’ve been surrounded by family and friends. We desperately pray that this continues, because this expression of love is what is keeping us alive. We want to continue to know about your lives, all the good and all the bad. We no longer have lives that we want to live by ourselves. So we’d like to take the chance to thank everyone, all our incredible friends, family and communities, and to tell you all that we love you very much.
We would also like to thank the people at DFAT; the local coordinator Claire and most sincerely, Diana and Adrian from The Hague, without whom we would not be here. We ask the media to respect the privacy of our family and friends – pain is not a story.
Yours truly
Anthony Maslin & Marite Norris.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2702640/Parents-three-children-travelling-grandfather-MH17-shot-tell-agony.html#ixzz38JOCc9Wy
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Daily Giving

So happy for my brother law Ken Lori who's new project in Windsor, Ontario is featured in today's Huffington Post Daily Giving story.   Check it out.

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