Lauren Weinstein has posted an update from Tom Hart and Leela Corman, who tragically lost their young daughter last week:
Tom and Leela asked me to thank everyone from the bottom of their hearts.
“We feel every word, every thought, every intention, and please tell them that their help has enabled us to pay for our families – who don’t have much money – to fly here rapidly to be with us. And that it has helped us with all of the costs of this horrible experience. We are beyond grateful and we owe you many lifetimes of kindness and service. We hope that you will never experience anything remotely close, but please know that whatever help you need, we are with you too.”
Although the whole situation is unbearably sad, we should all be thankful that our community has been able to help these two good people at this time.
The fund is still open for donations here.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.