Another day on the road.  I have taken to emailing pictures of myself to my family and have learned how to text with my 16 year old. 

This trip was a nearly a two and a half hour drive south of Salt Lake City to attend a hearing to request that the Court approve a settlement in the case of a fourteen year old girl (halfway between my 12 and 16 year old daughters) who contracted an E. coli O157:H7 infection as a result of eating Dole’s contaminated spinach product in the Fall of 2006.  This beautiful young woman subsequently developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and endured a lengthy hospitalization marked by multiple, prolonged seizures, hemodialysis, and blood transfusions.  It was great to see my client and her wonderful family.  The settlement was approved by the Court with all of the money being placed into a Trust for my client’s educational and medical needs for the rest of her life.

After several handshakes and hugs, I turned to leave when my client presented me with a gift.

This is why I go to work.