Saturday, April 26, 2014
My letter to The Toronto Star about the Statement by Liu Jianhui and Zheng Yaru Published this Morning
To: Kevin Cavanagh AUncles@thestar.ca Lucy Burton Jianhui Liu
Thank you very much for publishing the translation. The photo of Liu Qian as a child on the mountain on the front page is lovely.
I just spoke with Liu Jianhui and mentioned the Star's generous offer to make a donation to a charity in the name of Liu Jianhui and Zheng Yaru to a charity. Well I was very touched to learn that he and his wife had taken some of the money that the Chinese community in Toronto has collected for them and given it to the Sick Kids Hospital, which they could see out of the window of their room in the Doubletree Hotel where they stayed during the trial. I had told them when I was up in their hotel room about how grateful I was to that hospital because when she was a young teenager my daughter Lucy had had 2 operations of 13 and 4 hours respectively to address a serious heart defect there. Mr. Liu has asked that the Star's donation also go to Sick Kids.
Hope you are having a good weekend.