I just received an email about another life lost to senseless violence. It sounds just too much like what happened to Ryan. There is really no need for me to expand, the email is powerful on its own.
From: Carla J. Liberty
Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2012 2:22 PM
To: ‘Ken Diviney’; Diviney, Sue
Subject: Another TBI tragedy
Hi Ken & Sue,
I thought you might want to know that I heard from a friend today on FB who has been praying for (and donating to) Ryan. She is also Christian Ponder’s (Vikings QB, who signed football for Ryan) aunt.
I’m copying/pasting our brief back-and-forth, but I wanted you to know about it in case you would like to pray for this family and/or make mention of it in your blog. So sad and so senseless.
Here’s the conversation:
Jan Hiott Lokie: One of Alyssa’s friends was sucker punched this weekend in Orlando while out with his Dad. The guy who did it was drunk and doesn’t even know why he hit Trent. Anyway, he hit the curb at a really weird angle, causing TBI and he has no brain function. His family will take him off the vent later today or tomorrow. It just reminds me of the senseless act of violence that happened to Ryan. Hard to understand.
Carla Cushman Liberty: Oh Jan I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am. This is tragic on so many levels. May I please share your story with Ken and Sue Diviney? Thank you for your prayers and support and know that I am going to be lifting this friend of Alyssa’s (and his entire family) in prayer. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help.
Jan Hiott Lokie: Thanks, Yes, you can share the story. Very upsetting to all. So senseless. I am assuming all of the info is accurate, but I am only hearing it from Alyssa who is hearing it from his Fraternity brothers. She was a college friend of Trents and the family is communicating through the fraternity right now. So very sad.