To the editor:
In August, my son Devyn Reece was brutally beaten. He received numerous injuries, and he will be having surgery next month to repair a broken nose. It has been a terrible time for my son, my family and my faith in humanity.
I would like to take this time to thank some of the community members who have touched our lives in the past six months. Although I cannot thank everyone, each of you were equally important in our continued recovery.
Thank you, Dr. Ossen, for noting that my son received serious bodily injury.
Your notation resulted in felony charges against the three defendants.
Thank you, TMH, for the great care and concern that you showed my child.
Thank you, Jen Kenny, of the Craig Police Department, for taking the time to sit with Devyn and take a statement for the prosecution. You truly care about the victims in Moffat County, and it shows in your work.
Thank you, Jeremy Ashton, for investigating this horrific crime.
Thank you, teachers of MCHS who helped my son go from F's back to A's after he missed so much school.
Thank you to the churches in our community for the prayers and support, as no mother should endure the pain I have suffered in the past six months.
Thank you, Rich, for gathering the text messages, retrieving the pictures that the boys took of the beatings and mostly for just being there for Devyn. You have always been the best.
To Devyn, you are so strong.
How could anyone endure the physical pain, mental pain, rumors and torment that you have?
Leave your smile in Craig, and follow your dreams.
Lastly, thank you, God, for being here with me and my family during this painful time. Without You, I would have lost my breath.
There were days that I could no longer go on and yet, You gave me strength. I shall follow Your words, which tell us to forgive and be forgiven.