Below is a story everyone should read. It truly exemplifies what we need to find more often.
Many are familiar with the story of Mollie Tibbetts. Everyone should be familiar with the story of Mollie’s mother, Laura Calderwood. To make sure we are all on the same page, I will recap Mollie’s story.
Mollie Tibbetts was murdered by an undocumented immigrant while she was jogging one night last summer. Her body was found days later in a corn field. She had been brutally stabbed to death.
Ulises Felix is a high school senior who loves sports and video games. Ulises’s cousin is the mother of the child of the man who murdered Mollie Tibbetts.
As word of Mollie’s murder spread, the town of Brooklyn, Iowa became a flashpoint for racism and anti immigrant sentiment. Justifiably fearing retribution for the crime they had nothing to do with, many immigrants began leaving Brooklyn.
Ulises didn’t want to leave with his parents. He wanted to finish at the only school he knew. He wanted to keep playing basketball with his friends.
Today, Ulises lives with Laura Calderwood and her son Scott. That’s right, Laura Calderwood has taken into her home someone with a familial connection to the man who murdered her daughter.