I would like to thank Wednesday Journal for spreading good news and inspiration [The long road back to Rwanda, LifeLines, Jan. 9]. I just finished reading the article, “The long road back to Rwanda,” which chronicles the journey of a family torn apart by the violence in Rwanda in the 1990s. This story shows the courage and faith of one mother who found a chance for two of her children in the United States, right here in my backyard! This situation demonstrates that one community can make a huge difference in two lives and the lives of others so far away. I am so thankful that our community was there to receive them and help them flourish.

When the media publishes a story such as this, it makes a positive contribution to our community. Thank you, Wednesday Journal, for giving a voice to those who work so hard to help others.

Mary Bell
Oak Park

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