Thursday, August 23, 2007

Ups and downs, and thanks

It was clear from the outset of this petition project that this was going to be a long haul endeavor. There are so many stories and events that compete for our interest, and media at large is so predictably sluggish and unresponsive, that it can take a long while for any narrative to gain traction. Also, public attention tends to come in spurts, with long empty stretches in which it seems that no one is paying much heed. All the more reason, then, to be heartened when the attention level is high and responses come fast and furious. That's where we stand today with news of LaVena's story, and I'm grateful for everyone brought here via weblogs, online magazines, message boards, email, and old-fashioned word of mouth.

It's your collective voice that will bring the Johnson family the official help they need.

Thank you.