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Brentwood couple reflects on
the road back from the
edge of total despair

Union Leader [Manchester, NH], by Jason Schrieber

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Posted By:nhchemist, 12/19/2012 8:05:19 AM

BRENTWOOD - It´s hard to imagine the grief felt by the parents of the 20 young children gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., unless you´re Ken and Danielle Lambert. (Snip) Their only children were supposed to be going to a sleepover with their aunt, Marci Thibault, but instead, she pulled over on the side of Interstate 495 in Lowell, Mass., and intentionally walked them into oncoming traffic.

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How many people with mental illness will continue to wreak havoc because proper treatment is unavailable?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pomom, 12/19/2012 8:17:45 AM     (No. 9073938)

The article doesn´t go into details of the aunt´s mental illness. Was it obvious to the Lamberts? Do they regret leaving their children with her alone? Very tragic.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JAN, 12/19/2012 8:59:04 AM     (No. 9074021)

Remembering all the children killed when their drunken, marijuana using aunt drove the wrong way on a New York highway.

Or the family returning from a wedding when a wrong way drunk driver hit their limo.

Killed the driver and their little girl was decapitated. Still in the beautiful dress she wore to the wedding.

Life may go on but there is no recovery from the loss.

I pray these families find comfort in their Church and their community.

I pray little Noah´s family finds a way back to some happiness with their remaining beautiful children. Noah´s twin sister.....



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Reply 3 - Posted by: Felixcat, 12/19/2012 9:32:37 AM     (No. 9074095)

That supposedly drunken woman who drove the van the wrong way on the NY highway - I saw an interesting documentary about that horrific accident and they showed video footage of the aunt in a convenience store not long before the accident and she looked sober to me. Who kows...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Edgelady, 12/19/2012 4:05:17 PM     (No. 9074900)

This couple found the inner strength to start a movement -- much needed. It will add to the conversation that needs to begin and continue for a long time: what are we, as a people, going to do about the mentally ill? Families need to learn about it, support one another, garner support from schools, friends, churches. I suspect everyone has been touched in some way by some level of mental illness.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Susannah, 12/19/2012 4:27:37 PM     (No. 9074956)

Marci Thibault had been hospitalized in 2007 and diagnosed as bipolar. She was prescribed medicine and released after six days. Her relatives said she seemed fine, or almost fine.

Here´s the awful thing: The day she drove up to collect the children, she had a psychotic break in the car, on the same highway, and drove onto the median strip. She assaulted a Good Samaritan who stopped thinking she needed help. She said she was having a fight with herself about good and evil. The state troopers arrived. She calmed down. The Good Samaritan didn´t press assault charges. The troopers ticketed her for driving erratically and she went on her way to pick up the kids.

They were the same state troopers who later had to remove the bodies from the highway.

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