From the interview:
It’s been a year since a pit bull named Ghost mauled 28-year-old Sarah’s first-born child. She and Ryan’s grandparents, Tom and Tina Mead, still struggle with their memories of the beloved boy and the horror of how he was killed.
“Little things remind me of him every day,” Tina explained. “Sarah and I will see a bunch of kids getting off a school bus. Or we see his friends.
“Seeing other little kids around his age has to be the hardest part. It reminds all three of us, I think, of all he’s missed out on. The things that are supposed to be fun family things just don’t really feel right any more.”
Ryan should have turned 8 years old May 7, 2013. He supposed to be there for Christmas like he always was, up early and bugging grandparents. He missed his beloved little brother Jayden’s birthday party at the end of December.
helping to educate about the dangers of pit bulls and other dangerous dogs.
Three children were killed by pit bulls in Illinois in a span of 10 months, a rate previously unheard of in Illinois.
Pit bulls and related dangerous dogs are attacking at an escalating rate all over the country.
Mar 03, 2013 Galesburg Pit Bulls Kill 7 year old Ryan Maxwell