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RE: Memorial fund
By Linda Beaupre


September 16, 2009

First of all, my condolences to the Azure family. Not only do they have to grieve for their son, but they also have to process the tragic circumstances of his death. I cannot imagine the heartache they must be experiencing right now.

Secondly, let's not fool ourselves Ms McCloud. Kyle is the only person that can decide whether he wants to forgive Jared or not. That's their private business and everyone else should butt out of that decision. Kyle's hospital bills are probably already well over $100 000 and his KIC coverage has been denied. He needs every penny that can be scrounged up.

Jared's parents would want to remember their son at his best, not his worst. But at the moment Kyle needs the money more than Jared. There will be of time in the future for the Azure family to memorialize their son. Unfortunately that time is not now. The brutal fact is that Jared shot Kyle to kill him. This was not a warning shot. Kyle was shot in the face and it is a miracle that he survived.

Let us focus our resources on Kyle first at a time when he desperately needs it. He has a long road to recovery ahead of him, if a full recovery from such an ordeal, both physically and emotionally, is at all possible.

Let the physical wounds heal first before anyone starts the judging and memorializing.

Linda Beaupre
Ketchikan, AK

Received September 11, 2009 - Published September 16, 2009


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