You can go ahead and check that off the list. More than two months after so many storms devastated our state, we might think outsiders have largely forgotten about the victims, the recovery, the hurt. A bright-eyed boy from suburban Dallas assures us that isn't the case. The whole thing started about a month ago when Jay's mom, Christina Fair, was in the car with him and his 5-year-old sister, Cameryn. Both of the kids' birthdays are in August, so Christina asked them what they wanted to do for their birthdays. Cameryn wanted a paint party. Jay had something else in mind.
Empty shoes but a heart full of hope
"We think the conversation has been had about impaired driving and it's over, but it's not," Wynen said. "What took Grace, it wasn't cancer. This is something we have a cure for. And we're not using it." The other driver involved in the collision that took Grace's life pleaded guilty to a single count of driving with a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit. Police and Crown prosecutors concluded the 25-year-old man wasn't to blame for the crash, however, and he was found not guilty of impaired driving causing death. If you'd like to donate a pair of shoes symbolizing a loved one lost to impaired driving, visit Wynen's website at home www.emptyshoes.ca and leave a comment. Wynen is also asking for a photograph and short description of the loved one.
N. Indiana girl collecting shoes for orphans
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 N. Indiana girl collecting shoes for orphans Sponsored Links The Associated Press NEW PARIS, Ind. A northern Indiana teenager who had one ill-fitting pair of shoes when she was adopted from a Russian orphanage at age 4 is collecting shoes and money to help children around the globe. Fourteen-year-old Jocelyn Schini organized the shoe and money drive instead of a birthday celebration this summer. The Elkhart Truth reports (http://bit.ly/19dBums ) she has collected about 200 shoes and raised more than $2,500.