Often, readers move on quickly after a horrific accident or crime, while victims are left to deal with injuries and shattered lives. Take Yvonne Wallis, for example. She was one of the four victims of that hammer attack by a deranged Bayview neighbor pre-Christmas 2010. Daughter-in-law Patty Heath died in the attack. Suspect Larry Cragun is in jail awaiting trial. Yvonne wears a blue football helmet to protect her fragile skull. She has undergone two serious surgeries and faces another at University of Washington, to have a permanent plate installed in her skull. Herb Huseland, a good friend who transported her to Seattle this summer, reports: “Nothing is guaranteed. She is still in a life-threatening condition, and without great care could fail to survive”/DFO, SR Huckleberries. More here.
SR weekend columns:
- Beware the new parking meters, no cheating/Doug Clark
- I prefer my wildlife on the mild side, thank you/Jim Kershner
- Slice: Pick your poison -- wildlife or creatures/Paul Turner
- Boise: Zions office would complete Boise corps/Betsy Russell
- Gold-plated tuition a challenge for state's college-savings program/Shawn Vestal
- Smart Bombs: Let's clear the air about jobs/Gary Crooks
- For Eagles, whatever can go wrong will/John Blanchette
Question: Do you know someone who was severely injured in a violent attack?