Monday, August 13, 2007

Never Let It Happen Again

The following story is not new, but I stumbled upon it again today. It is still every bit as relevant today as it was in 1993, and it is a story that should never be forgotten:

Tracy Latimer was a 12 year old girl with cerebral palsy who lived with her family on a farm near Wilkie, Saskachewan. On Oct 24, 1993, Tracy's father, Robert Latimer, decided that Tracy's life wasn't worth living. He placed Tracy in the cab of his truck and fed carbon monoxide into the cab. Initially he claimed that Tracy died in her sleep but later confessed that he killed her for merciful reasons. Robert Latimer was tried and convicted of second degree murder and received a sentence of 10 years in prison.

A Credo for Support was born from this story of Tracy Latimer. It is incredible in its written form, and even more powerful in this spoken form. The following is spoken by members of People First of San Luis Obispo…

A Credo for Support

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