July 28, 2010
For the person(s) who began the unsubstantiated rumor that five people survived the plane crash, I wonder if you realize that the cruelest thing you can do to someone in despair is give them false hope. I know, because I've been there. I've stood outside a hospital waiting-room, desperate for news, grasping at straws because I didn't want to believe the alternative - only to have everything dashed when the inevitable happened. Even if it was inadvertent, that rumor was probably responsible for even more heartbreak in an already tragic situation. There were 152 people on that plane today. No one made it out of there alive.