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Helmets save lives

   I saw my son riding his bike without a helmet about a week ago. He offered his usual excuse: "I forgot."

   The next day, there was a police brief in the paper about a kid, his age, who was hit by a motorcycle on Grand Island and suffered a "severe head injury." He wasn't wearing a helmet either.

   I went through our archives looking for a kid who did wear a helmet and how it made a difference. Today's column, through the memories of Charlene Slawinski, was the result.

   She made wearing a helmet second nature to her kids and it probably saved her son's life.

    --- Bruce Andriatch

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