May 7, 2015

The Silver Cord: A Year After Bringing Wes Home

The Silver Cord: A Year After Bringing Wes Home

Jakob Lewis revisits a story he reported one year ago about the death of a son. He speaks to the mother of the son, to find out where she is today.

It's been almost a year since I reported the story "Bringing Wes Home." It was a story about a family losing their son, Wes Vose, in a car crash two-and-a-half years ago. Instead of leaving it to the funeral home to take care of arrangements, they took the role upon themselves. The women cleaned his body. The men built his casket. A community dug the hole. In honor of Mother's Day, I am rebroadcasting this story with an addendum. I see where Jane, the mother who lost her child, is one year later.