This story just moved me. I’ve asked in the past what changed in our society. When a mass shooting takes place, and people talk about how available guns are now, and how cheap life if, I point out that guns are harder to get through legal channels now than they’ve ever been in our country’s history. You used to be able to buy rifles through the mail. Kids used to carry their .22 rifles to school to go hunting afterwards. So what’s changed? I often suggested it was the moral fabric that allowed life to become so cheap.
Akio Clark shows that the pendulum might swing back, and there might still be hope for us.
I’m going to try something new here. I’m going to set up a PayPal donation button on the front page, and I’m going to accept donations for him. He needs money for therapy. He needs money to live on; he’s lost his job due to losing his sight. I’m not asking for much from anyone, but I’m asking for a little from many. If you’ve got a mother or a sister, and you would have wanted someone to stop to help her, then click through and drop a buck or two in the virtual bucket. I’ll be in contact with the reporter who wrote the story to coordinate passing on the money. Please spread this far and wide, and see what we can do for him.
Update:I’ve activated the donation link. If you are led, please make a small donation. I’ll be coordinating with David Montero or someone at the Rocky Mountain News to get any funds to Mr. Clark.