This is happening in my home state. My 19 year old niece asked me to attend this rally with her, as her mother died when she was six. I’m traveling five hours to stand up for women in my home state of Indiana. Please share this, as the world needs to know how backwards the state of Indiana is. I actually went to dance school with Brian Bosma when I was a kid. He is the Speaker of the House in Indianapolis. and one of the politicians who signed off on this bill. I am ashamed to be a Hoosier right now.
Here is a little more info as to why this is so important to me.
My niece Macy lost her mother at six when she was killed by a drunk driver. Her mom, Joanne Wilson was a ER nurse at St. Vincent’s hospital in Indianapolis, Ind. My brother never remarried, so my dear niece grew up without a mother. I do what I can, but living three hundred miles away makes it difficult. Macy wants to be a nurse just like her mom. Joanne co-founded the Center of Hope program which aids victims of sexual assault. I’ve attached her bio that her brother Mark has on his website. Joanne was the kindest, most loving person I have ever known. She would give you the shirt off her back.
I was lucky enough to have Joanne in my life for over twenty years. We were very close. When she died, her death benefited over 200 people. I didn’t know you could donate so much of your body, but Joanne was a nurse, and she cared so deeply for others.
Her daughter is interested in Forensic nursing, just like her mother. I couldn’t be more proud of Macy, and I’m participating in this rally in memory of my dear sister-in law. http://www.markroesler.com/pdf/jrw/jrwbio.pdf