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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:50 PM

 

OMG! Mr. Hardy Jackson has only a little while to live. Sending my love and prayers to him.

How much pain and suffering does one family have.

Mr. Hardy Jackson, who to me was such an inspirational story during the early days of Katrina, is dying.
My heart weeps for him and hope that Hardy and his wife are reunited at long last when the end comes.

I have never forgotten Mr. Hardy Jackson and the horror he went through.
Nor will I ever.


http://www.cbsatlanta.com/story/19709925/hurricane-katrina-survivor-prepares-to

ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) - One man's heartache during Hurricane Katrina and his determination to keep a promise to his late wife captured the nation's attention.
Hardy Jackson lost his wife to the storm surge. He recalled what happened to CBS Atlanta News' Jennifer Mayerle hours after the floodwaters receded. The two have kept in touch since then.

"Seven long years. No, I thought I'd never see seven years pass by. It's been a long, long hard seven years, too," Jackson said.

Hardy Jackson lives in Palmetto, GA, along with two of his kids and four grandkids. They are hundreds of miles from Biloxi, MS, the place they used to call home before Hurricane Katrina roared ashore and changed their lives.

-snip-

Now facing his own mortality, Hardy Jackson received a letter he'd been longing for, his wife's death certificate. Tonette's body was lost to the storm surge. The court order reads, "The date of death is hereby established as August 29, 2005, the date of Hurricane Katrina."
"It gave me a whole lot of closure. Dried my tears up, eased the pain in my heart," Hardy Jackson said.







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Reply OMG! Mr. Hardy Jackson has only a little while to live. Sending my love and prayers to him. (Original post)
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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:02 PM

1. kick

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Response to graham4anything (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:35 PM

2. I watched that interview 'live'.

That was one of the most (if not the most) powerful, sad and sobering things I have ever seen/heard. Even today, it is just as wrenching. I doubt that young lady will ever truly shake free from that encounter.

Rest easy, Mr. Hardy Jackson.

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Response to graham4anything (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:06 PM

3. ok I'm freaking out a bit... this Man and the newscast just popped in my head randomly this morning,

while driving, just one of those random stream-of-consciousness memories that pop in unbidden every so often...so I've been sort of thinking about him all day... then I read this article on DU?!?!?


Godspeed Mr. Jackson.

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