Friday, January 18, 2008

Truth and Justice

"Almost all of her statements are how the autism affected her, not Katie.
This is not a delusion or psychotic.
Dr. Terry Killian
Public Statement

If the measure of a person's life could be quantified by the number of people that loved them, then Katie, in her brief 3 1/2 years, achieved well beyond all of us.

I'd like to recognize the tireless efforts and personal sacrifices of the States Attorney's Office, specifically Kirk Schoenbein and Kevin Johnson, and the Morton Police Department, specifically Ray Ham and Bill Roth, for the relentless pursuit of the truth and justice. We are blessed to have these caring and professional people in our community.

I'd like to thank all the people that worked with Katie. Specifically, Kia Quick and Stephanie Blair - your ability to make Katie smile while you taught her is a testament to your talent and love.

I ask all parents and especially those of children with disabilities to ALWAYS love your children and be proud of them. Cherish every moment you have with them. Love, patience and tender efforts are the best therapies.

Paul McCarron
"Love, patience and tender efforts are the best therapies."

The picture in the photo above is "It Shouldn't Hurt to be a Child" from Victims of Violence

Here are some posts by members of the autism community.

Kristina at Autism Vox has written a number of posts on Katie's murder and Karen's trial and put together this list

Ari Ne’eman, President of the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, on phony ransom notes can have real consequences in Talking Justice

Niksmom at
Maternal Instincts writes that words cannot do justice and posts again after the verdict.

Kev at Left Brain / Right Brain posts Dear Katie

Liz at I Speak of Dreams posts, with sorrow and tears.

SL at Stop. Think. Autism calls shame on the media (again) and dedicates this post to Katie.

Brett at 29 Marbles references a post he wrote back in May of 2006 while we wait; this is his post after the verdict.

Ed posts a short video remembering Katie.

Rose at Hard Won Wisdom entitles her post AutismSpeaks: Katie McCarron’s Death.

Whose Planet Is It Anyway? posts a poem remembering Katie.

Mike Stanton at Action for Autism writes about a just verdict.

Steve D at One Dad’s Opinion writes this post for Katie and her family.

GFCF Mommy posts nothing’s going to change my world.

Go to AspergerSquare8 to see a beautiful square garden (pink) .

Andrea posts for children now gone.

Maddy at Whitterer on Autism writes about Katie McCarron—-theft of joy.

Club 166 reminds us Primum non nocere.

Kyra at This Mom on The Verdict.

Gretchen’s post is called empty-handed.

Autismville posts for Katie McCarron

Sharon at The Family Voyage posts about Katie.

For Katie, Never Forgotten is by Kassiane


Marla said...

That picture is beautiful.

Askazombiehousewife said...

I feel for Katie's family and Katie.