Aug 19, 2014 - FAMILY OF TODDLER KILLED BY ALLEGED DRUNK DRIVER PAYS IT FORWARD [Geo Mounsef]

The family of a toddler tragically killed by an alleged drunk driver is paying the support they’ve received from the community forward, donating thousands of dollars to another family devastated by an impaired driver.

“What incredible human beings you are. Your loving spirit and amazing generosity are such a wonderful memorial to your beautiful baby boy,” wrote a message from Tracy Lee Christoffer on the Justice for Geo Facebook page. “You could easily have turned bitter and ugly but instead went this loving and beautiful route. Bless you both and may the world learn a lesson from you.”

On May 19, 2013, George Mounsef and his wife Sage Morin had sat down for dinner at Ric’s Grill near 23 Avenue and Rabbit Hill Road — celebrating a milestone in their toddler Geo’s life, his learning to use the bathroom — when a SUV accelerated through the patio and struck and killed the two year old.

Police allege 62-year-old Richard Suter shifted into drive rather than reverse, and is facing charges of impaired driving causing death, impaired driving causing bodily harm and refusing to give a breath sample. He is currently out on bail.

Community support poured in for the family, with numerous fundraisers raising thousands of dollars over the last 15 months.

Repaying the community for kindness they received, Geo Mounsef’s family is reaching out to another family impacted by a similar tragedy, donating $6,000 to the Howe family after Brad and Krista Howe were killed in a collision with a drunk driver, leaving their five children orphaned.

“This story brings tears to my eyes on how selfless someone can be,” read a message posted by Kerry Denise on the Justice for Geo Facebook page. “Such an amazing thing to do.”

The Howe family, now in the care of their aunt Karla Green, is taking the money and going on a trip to Disneyland together, hoping to share positive memories together in light of their tragedy.

“Their kindness brought tears to my eyes,” read a post from Tasha Arcand. “Such a beautiful story.”

Source: Edmonton Sun


 

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