I was visting my clients, Linda and Richard Rivera, in San Francisco today where Linda is in her 15th month of hospitalization from an E. coli O157:H7 infection.  She has become, in my mind at least, the reason that S. 510 must pass and the President must sign sweeping food safety legislation now.  

We talked for hours about their hopes and fears for themselves and their children, and how they wanted to give back to the High School where Linda worked and their kids went to school.  I offered to help.  

We will be setting up a Linda Rivera/Marler Clark Scholarship to be split between the wrestling program, the special education program and a scholarship for students interested in science – E. coli preferable.

I did get a bracelet out of it (GWTOY – means – “Guess who’s thinking of you?”)