Today's Letters: Parents never get over loss of child

Published May 7, 2007

Re: His life was short, but his light still shines April 24 Andrew Skerritt column

I'm glad Skerritt wrote this article. Every day, I think about my 15-month-old baby, Gavin Diesel Tyszko, who passed away. He was hit by my next-door neighbor. The impact that it's had on our two families is hard to explain.

My kids, all six of them, still attend the hospice camp. They were just in the Floridian section of the Times for attending the camp.

People tell me it will get easier. I can say they must not have had this happen, because it hasn't gotten any better for us or my neighbor since November 2004.

We did have another baby, and he is a joy.

Laurie Tyszko, Hudson

Re: Fire district in voters' hands April 18 story

A poem to honor Fire Rescue staff

They're there if somebody faints

I haven't heard any complaints.

Fire Rescue's adored,

may I join the horde,

for these hook and ladder-day saints.

John Albert, Spring Hill

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