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Posted: Thursday, October 2, 2008 10:00 pm

Nearly four weeks after a fiery car crash killed the grandparents of a Lodi family and left two others with critical burns, friends, family members and strangers are rallying to help.

Rodney and Vickie Tate remain hospitalized in a Utah burn center, where they were flown after the Sept. 8 vehicle crash in eastern Nevada. Their grown children have no idea when the couple will be stable enough to be moved closer to home, so they are commuting between Lodi and Utah.

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2 comments:

  • posted at 4:22 am on Fri, Oct 3, 2008.

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    The way this was reported compared to the way The Record reported it makes a heck of a lot of difference. In The Record article it basically states the family wants people to donate $8000 to them. The reaction to that was less than favorable and the family got flamed massively in the blogs. Here it shows a way to help while also not sounding like they are just asking for cash from strangers. Maybe the Record article prompted them to change the way they requested money. I would have thought they would have gone to LNS first anyway. God bless the family and I hope their parents heal and are able to make it home soon.

     
  • posted at 1:02 am on Fri, Oct 3, 2008.

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    This is what's great about this country- that when people learn of something like this they offer whatever help they can. This reminds me of the power of local journalism at its best. It lets people know what's happening in their towns and rouses this immense compassion for others that's always been a particular hallmark of American citizenry.

     
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