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LETTERS: Tragic story told with compassion

I wanted to thank Tyler Estep for the well-written article about our friend Amadi Stephens (“Teen gets charged in wreck that killed father,” Aug. 8, 1A). The story stated the facts, but the compassion and understanding were evident.

Thanks to this, some new attention has been generated and hopefully the fund set up for the family will be rejuvenated. Not that people lost interest, it is just that since the accident happened many months ago that the donations began to taper off.

I’m proud of the way this community has stepped up to help Amadi and his family. Amandi’s father Bruce coached many of the boys in youth football and basketball growing up. He worked them hard, but the parents and kids know they are better off having him instill the philosophy, and that with effort and hard work you can achieve anything.

Amadi and his family reflect that every day, and the tragedies their family has suffeed has not slowed that down. Our community will take care of this family.

-- Eric Riner, Lawrenceville

Read the original story HERE.