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Sunday, March 22, 2009

A Tragic Story

I read about this article several weeks ago and couldn't get it out of my head.

I remember reading the original story about the loss of three young Chinese college students, killed in an auto accident in Ohio. I soon learned how even more tragic their deaths were to the lives of the family left behind. I had no idea what families did to help bring sustenance into their lives. In many cases, it is scrounging up as much money as you can from friends, neighbors, strangers, to send your children to college so that _they_ can get a job and earn money for their families.

In this case, the three students killed were the ONLY child for each family. Not only did they lose their child in another country, but they lost the only hope they had for money. And on top of that, having no means to repay the people who loaned them (what little they had) the money.

This story haunts my memory.

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