Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Power of A Mom

This story has been haunting me ever since I found out about it. It's so moving and emotional, so painful and yet provides so much hope.

There is a local family who lost their son in Iraq on January 2, 2008. He was electrocuted in the shower. His name was Ryan Maseth I have provided a link that details his many accomplishments and further details of his death.

Ryan's Mom launched a private investigation into her son's death, and uncovered a slew of problems. In essence, this Mom took on the Department of Defence and their electrical sub-contractor, KBR. She found that there had been 19 deaths in Iraq due to accidental electrocutions, and that KBR was negligent. Through unwavering strength and tenacity, she was able to prove negligence.

I am humbled by the strength and courage of this Mom. I hope that she can somehow see all of the lives that she has saved due to her tremendous effort.

4 comments:

Ms Sparky said...

Great Post. I have a question for you though. Please shoot me an email.

Thanks
Ms Sparky

Jennifer Juniper said...

I remember this story. I'm so glad she stuck to it. There is no entity more powerful than "mama bear", even the US govt!

the treat girl said...

I have goosebumps....what strength and positive conviction!!!

Ms Sparky said...

OK-The AP and CNN broke the story today. Go for it.

Thanks
Ms Sparky