Thursday, March 24, 2011

Tragedy befalls family of Joel Burns.

Joel Burns is the City Commissioner from Forth Worth, Texas who appeared on the national scene after his "It gets better..." speech on YouTube (previously posted here) about the affects of bullying on gay youth and youth in general.  Here he talks about the death of his younger brother this month as a result of a car accident.  His bother wasn't wearing a seat belt.  That's the poignant message in this video - seat belts save lives.  He also reminds us of the importance of keeping in touch with loved ones.  Joel has an ability to touch many with his teachable moments springing from adversity.  He is up for re-election this year.  Click here for his campaign website.