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Carmen McCool
Carmen (Dungan) McCool
Thank you so much for updating us on Karina and Elias.  I'm sure it seems like one more thing to do with your busy life, but it really is encouraging and love to hear of their progress.  My thoughts drifted to your dad today.  I was helping my 9th grader with Algebra and FOIL.  I remember vividly sitting in his class and learning that process.  As we were reviewing it today, it was crystal clear.  Your dad was a lot of wonderful things to many people, but today, his memory shines through his teaching!  Thought it would be remiss of me not to share!  Blessings from the tundra - a.k.a. Indiana!
Lindsay Meniz
Lindsay Meniz
I apologize for the late words, but I heard your story and my thoughts go out to you all and your recovery. It brings tears to my eyes all that has gone on and be glad that the man who did this is not out there now. I am very sorry for your loss but that have faith that you will reunite again. What courage you all have and a love for each other so great. I came by site not long after it happened and I just hope that you have good friends beside you. Continue to be strong and everything will be well. God bless.
Jan Murphy
Jan N
Dan: you and your family continue in the thoughts and prayers of so many (like me) who have never met you.  We continue to mourn the many losses the three of you have suffered, but rejoice in the incredible gains you have made, and the degree of normal family life that has been restored to you.  I have wondered (and worried) for some time over how things have been going for you and your family.  Thanks so much for sharing your progress.  We will continue our hopes and prayers for further progress and healing.
Lynn Worley
Lynn Worley
Thanks so much for the update! Praying hard for your family!
Lamentations 3:21-26 This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.
Heather West
Heather West
Your life changed at the intersection I crossed every day when delivering newspapers as a young teenager in the 1980s.  I grew up just 3 blocks from there.  In the mid 1970s a little girl was hit by a car and killed on NE 75th at 26th.  My favorite crossing guard at Wedgwood school was killed by a drunk driver (not in front of the school, but in the maple leaf area I think).   I made the commitment early on to not only drive sober, but to never start drugs or drinking.  It was an unpopular decision socially in my teens and 20s, but I knew lives were at stake.  Through the years I've witnessed too many friends and family members ruin their lives, and those of others, due to alcohol and drugs.  The loss and suffering you have been through is unimaginable to me.  I thank you for all you are doing to change the way DUI offenders are handled.  I don't know where you find the strength, but I am grateful for your voice in making this world a safer place.  I wish Karina and Elias a strong comeback and happy future, but I deeply regret never having been blessed enough to meet your amazing parents.  Your work in their honor is an incredible tribute.
Joannie Ernst
Joannie Ernst
Thanks so much for the update.  I think of all of you so often and continue to pray that your family is recovering & finding joy in each day as it's been given.  So glad both Karina and Elias are progressing & hope for the journey is evident in all you write.  Our family will be praying for a successful surgery for your little guy and for peace in your hearts as you look towards it.

Take care--
Carmen McCool
Carmen (Dungan) McCool
Thank you so much for updating us on Karina and Elias.  I'm sure it seems like one more thing to do with your busy life, but it really is encouraging and love to hear of their progress.  My thoughts drifted to your dad today.  I was helping my 9th grader with Algebra and FOIL.  I remember vividly sitting in his class and learning that process.  As we were reviewing it today, it was crystal clear.  Your dad was a lot of wonderful things to many people, but today, his memory shines through his teaching!  Thought it would be remiss of me not to share!  Blessings from the tundra - a.k.a. Indiana!
Lynn Worley
Lynn Worley
Thanks so much for the update! Praying hard for your family!
Lamentations 3:21-26 This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.
Heather West
Heather West
Your life changed at the intersection I crossed every day when delivering newspapers as a young teenager in the 1980s.  I grew up just 3 blocks from there.  In the mid 1970s a little girl was hit by a car and killed on NE 75th at 26th.  My favorite crossing guard at Wedgwood school was killed by a drunk driver (not in front of the school, but in the maple leaf area I think).   I made the commitment early on to not only drive sober, but to never start drugs or drinking.  It was an unpopular decision socially in my teens and 20s, but I knew lives were at stake.  Through the years I've witnessed too many friends and family members ruin their lives, and those of others, due to alcohol and drugs.  The loss and suffering you have been through is unimaginable to me.  I thank you for all you are doing to change the way DUI offenders are handled.  I don't know where you find the strength, but I am grateful for your voice in making this world a safer place.  I wish Karina and Elias a strong comeback and happy future, but I deeply regret never having been blessed enough to meet your amazing parents.  Your work in their honor is an incredible tribute.
Lindsay Meniz
Lindsay Meniz
I apologize for the late words, but I heard your story and my thoughts go out to you all and your recovery. It brings tears to my eyes all that has gone on and be glad that the man who did this is not out there now. I am very sorry for your loss but that have faith that you will reunite again. What courage you all have and a love for each other so great. I came by site not long after it happened and I just hope that you have good friends beside you. Continue to be strong and everything will be well. God bless.
Jan Murphy
Jan N
Dan: you and your family continue in the thoughts and prayers of so many (like me) who have never met you.  We continue to mourn the many losses the three of you have suffered, but rejoice in the incredible gains you have made, and the degree of normal family life that has been restored to you.  I have wondered (and worried) for some time over how things have been going for you and your family.  Thanks so much for sharing your progress.  We will continue our hopes and prayers for further progress and healing.
Joannie Ernst
Joannie Ernst
Thanks so much for the update.  I think of all of you so often and continue to pray that your family is recovering & finding joy in each day as it's been given.  So glad both Karina and Elias are progressing & hope for the journey is evident in all you write.  Our family will be praying for a successful surgery for your little guy and for peace in your hearts as you look towards it.

Take care--
Lynn Worley
Lynn Worley
Thanks so much for the update! Praying hard for your family!
Lamentations 3:21-26 This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.
Jan Murphy
Jan N
Dan: you and your family continue in the thoughts and prayers of so many (like me) who have never met you.  We continue to mourn the many losses the three of you have suffered, but rejoice in the incredible gains you have made, and the degree of normal family life that has been restored to you.  I have wondered (and worried) for some time over how things have been going for you and your family.  Thanks so much for sharing your progress.  We will continue our hopes and prayers for further progress and healing.
Carmen McCool
Carmen (Dungan) McCool
Thank you so much for updating us on Karina and Elias.  I'm sure it seems like one more thing to do with your busy life, but it really is encouraging and love to hear of their progress.  My thoughts drifted to your dad today.  I was helping my 9th grader with Algebra and FOIL.  I remember vividly sitting in his class and learning that process.  As we were reviewing it today, it was crystal clear.  Your dad was a lot of wonderful things to many people, but today, his memory shines through his teaching!  Thought it would be remiss of me not to share!  Blessings from the tundra - a.k.a. Indiana!
Lindsay Meniz
Lindsay Meniz
I apologize for the late words, but I heard your story and my thoughts go out to you all and your recovery. It brings tears to my eyes all that has gone on and be glad that the man who did this is not out there now. I am very sorry for your loss but that have faith that you will reunite again. What courage you all have and a love for each other so great. I came by site not long after it happened and I just hope that you have good friends beside you. Continue to be strong and everything will be well. God bless.
Heather West
Heather West
Your life changed at the intersection I crossed every day when delivering newspapers as a young teenager in the 1980s.  I grew up just 3 blocks from there.  In the mid 1970s a little girl was hit by a car and killed on NE 75th at 26th.  My favorite crossing guard at Wedgwood school was killed by a drunk driver (not in front of the school, but in the maple leaf area I think).   I made the commitment early on to not only drive sober, but to never start drugs or drinking.  It was an unpopular decision socially in my teens and 20s, but I knew lives were at stake.  Through the years I've witnessed too many friends and family members ruin their lives, and those of others, due to alcohol and drugs.  The loss and suffering you have been through is unimaginable to me.  I thank you for all you are doing to change the way DUI offenders are handled.  I don't know where you find the strength, but I am grateful for your voice in making this world a safer place.  I wish Karina and Elias a strong comeback and happy future, but I deeply regret never having been blessed enough to meet your amazing parents.  Your work in their honor is an incredible tribute.
Joannie Ernst
Joannie Ernst
Thanks so much for the update.  I think of all of you so often and continue to pray that your family is recovering & finding joy in each day as it's been given.  So glad both Karina and Elias are progressing & hope for the journey is evident in all you write.  Our family will be praying for a successful surgery for your little guy and for peace in your hearts as you look towards it.

Take care--