Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Grandfather Ed.......
Another Hero fighting for his family and community..... Ed Wiley. After seeing his granddaughter and her classmates getting steadily sicker from attending Marsh Fork Elementary School, sitting below a huge coal processing plant and Mountaintop Removal Site, he committed to walk 455 miles...... from Charleston, WV, to Washington, D.C. to try to get our politicians to take notice and build the children a new school.




A blog chronicling his journey is here . You have to scroll down to the bottom for the first post. For more info about Marsh Fork Elementary, go here.
It's been a year since Ed's march and despite commitments from state politicians, nothing has been done.

7 comments:

photowannabe said...

Fascinating. Lets hope and pray something will be done and that your Gov. will start taking calls and realize that children are in danger. Cheers for Ed and his journey.

Halfmom, AKA, Susan said...

I'm so sorry that this hasn't been taken seriously.

Moi said...

aren't they the real heroes, Blue!!!
i too am hoping that things will turn for better sometime ....

and this is besides the point, but Ed looks so familiar...like i have seen him somewhere in real life..very unlikely...but it just struck me so!!!

Ash said...

Wow - Interesting!

Mike said...

Interesting the turns this deal is taking! Good coverage.

I saw a bluegrass band the other night and thought of you. They were pretty good.

June said...

Another discouraging, yet inspirational story.

L.L. Barkat said...

Really? This is amazing. Both his journey and the lack of response (well, I suppose the lack of response is not so amazing. Just sad.)