Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Thomas Vander Woude is a true hero

I found the blog of the family of the heroic man who gave his life for his son with Down syndrome who was drowning in a cesspool. Here is the video of Senator Brownback's speech on the floor of the Senate where he tells the story of Tom's noble sacrifice.(when you click on this link the player will display the time of the speech on the upper right hand corner. Senator Brownback spoke from 1:05 ET)
Here is the blog of Tom's daughter-in-law A Lee in the Woudes where you can find photos of Tom and the inside story as well as the widespread news coverage. Senator Brownback said that he wanted to pass this bill in honor of Tom's sacrifice, however Bernie Sanders defeated the bill in favor of partisanship.
He should be ashamed of himself.

1 comment:

Gail said...

As a Vermonter, let me be the first to apologize for Sen. Sanders' action. May God rest Tom's beautiful soul, and I will pray for the consolation of his family.