Saturday, October 20, 2007

Yesterday we attended a fundraiser for the Tracy Armstrong family. Tracy is the husband of Lynn, a close friend of Jean's daughter Kristan. Kristan organized this fundraiser with the help of "Rusty Pickle" to raise money to help her friend, Lynn, and her family. Here is the story from right after it happened (Tracy was released from the hospital recently and is at home in Panguitch, Utah.):

"Tracy Armstrong lies in a bed at Utah Valley Medical Center bullet holes in his wrecked body, paralyzed from the armpits down. With the use of only his left arm. Just after sunset on Friday, August 3rd, Armstrong was about to show a Las Vegas family to their room at the Blue Springs Lodge, nestled in the mountains at Panguitch Lake, 200 miles south of Provo near Brian Head ski resort. Jason Hines entered the office of the lodge and pulled out a .38-caliber handgun and started shooting 4 rounds point blank at Tracy. There was not a confrontation between Armstrong and Hines before he shot him in this random act of violence that has changed a families life forever."

It was an amazing event--Kristan and her friends worked very hard!! And, they have planned another fundraising event to be held in Salt Lake City in a few weeks. Great job, Kristan!!

Today Jean and I have a movie, lunch out and a little shopping in our plans. It is beautiful here--in the 80's today. How will I ever be able to go back to facing winter?? :0)

1 comment:

Karen said...

What a tragic, tragic thing to have happened to this family. I am so glad the event went off well. Enjoy your time with Jean and the weather - it is icky here!