Monday, May 9, 2011

May 9, 2011

“I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.”
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

“You walk down the stairs to wake your son and his friends up from a sleepover. They will not wake up. A young man goes to his girlfriend's apartment. He finds her sleeping in her bed. She will not wake up. A woman is cleaning her house. She feels tired so she lies down. Her husband comes home and she will not wake up. These are all true stories. These people did not awaken because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Spending $20 on a detector could have prevented all of these deaths.

My name is Stefan Calvaruso. I know these stories are true because I have one of my own. Imagine yourself on an airplane on the way to marry your fiancé, only to arrive at the airport to find that she has tragically died... Maria was a nineteen-year-old girl from Ecuador and my fiancé. She died from carbon monoxide poisoning.”

The Maria Jose Crusellas Foundation
The Maria Jose Crusellas Foundation brings awareness of the silent killer. Carbon monoxide poisoning must be avoided.