Saturday, January 13, 2007

Craig Akers

FoxNews is covering the Hornbeck/Owensby kidnapping almost continuously this morning. A lot of it is just hashed over stuff we've already heard. I have it on in the background while I get ready to go to work. But they just said something I hadn't heard before. Shawn Hornbeck's stepfather, Craig Akers quit his job as a software designer and devoted all his time to a foundation set up in Shawn's name to find Shawn and help other children. Shawn's parents depleted their savings and borrowed against their retirement. They did everything they could possibly think of. I'm going to have to poke around the Internet and see if there's a way to throw a couple of bucks their way. I'm sure there is. But right now that website is experiencing problems. They're going to need it to rebuild their lives and get Shawn the help he will need.

1 comment:

Barb said...

Keep us posted here if you find a way to help raise money for the Akers. After all they have done to raise awareness and search for other missing persons, the least we can do is try to help them out. Would be happy to participate