Sunday, August 22, 2010

An Update on the Slatterys

I'm happy to report that Peter Slattery, Susan's 16-year-old son, is now sitting up and communicating. He has several broken bones but should recover physically. 12-year-old Matthew, however, is still in a coma in Akron Children's Hospital ICU.

The school year begins tomorrow, and I've already started to try to pull together some loose ends in the wake of Susan's death. Susan was the major organizer of Stevenson's two previous successful mountings of "Expanding Your Horizons", and number three is scheduled for October 2. I got together all the notes I could find regarding past EYH planning and will distribute them to the other math faculty. Some of the things that Susan did, however, were done only by her, and we'll have to hunt down the information. Hopefully the Math Department, in cooperation with the rest of the School of the Sciences, will still be able to pull the event off. The fall initiation ceremony for the SU chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon Honorary Math Society is slated for September 21. At both EYH and the KME fete, we will make it a special point to honor Susan's memory.


Anonymous said...

My husband, two daughters and I were traveling from Minnesota to New York on the Ohio Turnpike just a mile behind the Slattery family. I have been deeply affected by the car crash and have checked for updates every day. Please know that even the hearts of strangers go out to this family and we send our most sincere condolences to Susan's husband and older son and wish for a speedy recovery for the younger.

Kneon Transitt said...

elephantThanks for the update, Chris. I can't imagine what that family is going through right now, but thoughts and prayers are with them.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting the update on the boys. I am just a few miles from where the accident occurred and I was deeply saddened by this tragic accident. It hit really close to home since I have a 17 year old and a 12 year old. We are keeping them in our prayers and I will keep watching for any updates that you may post.