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