More good people than bad, says mother

Community gathers to fix memorial after vandals destroyed it

  • Thu Dec 19th, 2013 5:00pm
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A memorial to Kyle Reilly on McCombs in Harrison Hot Springs was destroyed sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning. Friends of neighbours of Reilly's mother

When Jacki Meisner drove by the memorial for her son in Harrison Hot Springs on Sunday, everything was as it always is.

But by the time she visited on Monday morning, everything was oh-so-wrong. Someone had destroyed the memorial along McCoombs, erected after her seven year old son, Kyle, was killed by a dangerous driver on June 25, 2008.

“The whole thing is horrible; but anger never fixes anything,” Meisner said. “There are more good people in this world than bad. We’re fortunate to live in a community where people care. I’m blessed to have wonderful friends and amazing neighbors who lent their kindness and time to help me clean things up.”

And while the vandalism was heartbreaking, she is moved more by the positive actions taken by those around her.

“At the end of the day I can only feel sorry for the person or persons who did this because I’m sure they have issues that they need to deal with; anger and hurt are very hard places to be. So I will send them love and light and pray for them to find peace.”

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