This is Daniel Barden. He was the 7 year old son of my cousin Mark. Daniel was one of the 20 children killed on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Daniel was a sweet, kind, life-loving little boy. Our last very in-depth conversation, two weeks before the shooting, was about those two missing front teeth and what a kid can do if the tooth fairy might forget to drop by when a kid has just lost a tooth or two (I am experienced in this matter, thanks to my own Kiddo).
It has been 6 months since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. And now the crime scene information, including graphic photographs of the victims, is due to be released. But I want to remember Daniel as he was before December 14, 2012. And so do the families of the other children and adults who lost their lives that terrible day.
A petition to the Governor of Connecticut has been started to not make the crime scene information available to the public by the families, including Mark and Jackie Barden, Daniel's parents. About 1,000 signatures are still needed and so I am appealing to the blogging community for support. The petition, Keep Sandy Hook crime scene information private: Urge the CT legislature to pass HB 6426, can be found at HERE
I hope you can find it in your hearts to sign this petition to support the Sandy Hook families. You do not have to have you name displayed when you sign. And this petition has nothing to do with gun control issues, nor with any political party or agenda.
I want to remember Daniel as the happy little boy he was in the photo I took last summer laughing with his brother James, sister Natalie, cousin L'naya and my Kiddo watching Happy Chinese around one tiny IPad.
This appeal was also posted on my other blog The Children's War