I've been deeply touched with the out pouring of the love and prayers by so many of my Twitter Friends and family.
Yesterday, my father, sent the following letter to Deanna, the Chief Editor of Wichita Falls Times and Record News. She responded immediately to my fathers letter. With his permission, I'm adding to my blog today.
Last Thursday, my brother Rick, was brutally beaten with some kind of instrument in the head by unknown people. The circumstances surrounding this attempted murder are unknown as well. His skull was split open as well as the right side being crushed. He spent approximately three hours in surgery.
Today, my parents called - there is no reaction to any family member's voices and his legs move involuntarily. Needless to say, I'm so incredibly sad and in between baking bread and kissing babies, I find myself weeping.
I don't know what the outcome will be. I do know that God knows and He sees and that His hand is on this situation. In that, I must trust. Again, thank you for all the encouragement, prayers and love. It deeply touches me and my family.
I have written you before when you first became editor. My note is not about publicity but about a wider more acute problem this community with it's pockets of crime and drugs that need addressed..
Saturday, February 14, 2009
My son age 50 is the elder son of four siblings with an elder daughter living in Scottsdale, Az. Son has always lived on the fringes of the law, for instance defying the city code and receiving numerous code violations on his property. He has been a user of the wacky weed and who knows what else. He is a talented child and more often than not willing to get involved and help someone in need. He lives in an antiquated trailer off from Iowa Park Rd without utilities and much to the chagrin of code enforcement he gets numerous code enforcement citations. He has spent numerous days in our local pokey on his principals which may not conform to society's standards.
I can't explain his choice in life. This gifted son chose his own road. But there is no reason to have the following happen.
On Tuesday afternoon in the vicinity of Kemp and Winona he was brutally assaulted with a baseball bat or other unknown instrument. From what little I know he stumbled into a day care business on Kemp and somehow arrived at URHC and has been ICU on life support to this time. The surgeons speculated that he had numerous blows to the head and it will be a miracle if he ever recovers. If he does he will probably will be a vegetable and a burden on the community and it's taxpayers.
There has been no mention of this assault in the media. This community has a violent person on the loose that has committed heinous crime and needs to be apprehended. We parents grieve for our son but we do not wish this happen to another in our community.
Your help and understanding would be appreciated. I have attached a photo of our son. Sincerely,