There was an investigative report last night on the local ABC affiliate about an individual who set up a foundation paying herself $120,000 a year plus expenses based on a “inaccurate” retelling of her daughter’s death (there were other untruths as well, apparently).
This is made more difficult to understand and/or tolerate when I talk to other parents, family and friends who really want to make a difference because of a death in their life, not benefit from it. At inquests yesterday I talked with several folks about such efforts. These other attempts and actions to save lives seem much more altruistic.
It saddened me when the investigators came to us for the information; it certainly didn’t get any better in the report that I finally saw last night.