by William Van Ornum, Ph.D. on
During the past two weeks heart-wrenching tragedies have occurred. One was the killing of a policeman on duty in New York City. His death left four daughters behind. Another was a fire that killed five people on tony Shippan Point in Stamford, Connecticut. In the first case, over 20,000 police officers attended the funeral and the readers of the New York Post contributed over $1.6 million for the Peter Figoski Scholarship Fund college fund for the four young women. In the second situation, the family struggles to plan a funeral for three little girls and their grandparents. AMHF offers condolences to all who are touched by these extremely sad events.