Re: Leon Worden’s column, June 4.
Leon: I just read your column about your boy; your son, Jake. My heart broke into several pieces. I am so moved by your words and the tragic tale of such a young man with so many sunlit days ahead. I have two grown sons and one may very well be struggling with chemical substances. He won’t talk to me. I have not had a drink since Oct. 16, 1977. My heart is broken for you and yours.
But in a strange way, I also thank you for reminding all of us the pain of such a loss, accidental as it may be. May all that is mighty surround you and yours with strength, wisdom and the hope your words prevent such a horrendous tragedy from tearing through another family.
Godspeed, old friend. Godspeed.