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January 13th 2021
10:18:37 PM
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https://www.dispatch.com/story/lifestyle/2021/01/01/local-mother-touched-floragraph-tribute-her-son/4085040001/

   
January 13th 2021
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https://www.10tv.com/video/news/local/ohio-womans-son-who-died-to-be-honored-in-rose-bowl-parade/530-b90c6fa0-42a5-4b79-bb9d-bcda63911693

   
January 13th 2021
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https://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/local-govt--politics/mechanicsburg-woman-pushes-reach-families-faster-after-emergencies/1cF2ClmwrR5vgRRDoWT2FO/

   
January 13th 2021
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https://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/mechanicsburg-mother-still-promoting-next-kin-registry/PrDsThcyJTTOBPQslhQfFO/

   
January 13th 2021
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David being honored at Rose Bowl Parade

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https://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/mechanicsburg-resident-to-be-honored-in-2021-rose-bowl-parade/6TG4D36FJVGMZG3MOO2BATY5KY/

   
January 13th 2021
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https://www.10tv.com/article/life/ohio-womans-son-who-died-to-be-honored-in-rose-bowl-parade/530-bf933d8c-d1f8-4a91-9c17-355ad44029ab

   
August 10th 2019
09:58:02 AM
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Carmela Wiant

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Happy Birthday in Heaven to my beautiful awesome son David Money wish you with me so I can give you big hug and scream out Happy Birthday 37 years old. I know I would have taken you to your favorite breakfast Bob Evans for your Birthday I love you so very much more than the telephone wires will go. I miss you more.
I know your parting it up for your Birthday Mom

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August 6th 2018
09:03:54 PM
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Carmela Wiant

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11 years and 360 days David Dyana Debbie and Aunt Causby were at our house I had homemade Vegetable Soup. David put his arms around my shoulders I put my arms around his waist he said Mom I am going to make yours and Grandpa’s dream come true I looked at his beautiful eyes and that contagious smile I said oh no which one is this with a laugh. David said I went to the Clippers to find out about signing up for Reds. David said mom I am heading down there next week to sign up. This was always David’s dream his passion. I would take my Dad to his games all the this time my dad was Blind he would tell David great job David would say grandpa how would you know cause I can hear your Mom... Dad would say you will be our next Red’s player David. David and Lil’David played baseball, videos games, and wrestled. When lil David went to his next Baseball game he got home run...Uncle DaDa was there to see it...

5 Days from David being with us That Monday was the worse nightmare the worse day of my life my life has never been the same. Then to Celebrate David’s birthday 3 days later it sucks it hurts pain never leaves and it Does Not Ever No Way ever does it get easier it gets harder.

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May 3rd 2018
12:48:13 PM
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Well David it is 10 year May 1, 2018 that Governor signed the bill into Law Next of Kin to add 2 emergency contact with our driver\'s license had a celebrate to Honor you David for the Law

   
June 20th 2017
09:31:44 AM
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Grieving Mom Saves Others From the Pain of Not Knowing What Has Happened to Their Loved One


When it comes to a tragic accident or loss, what you don\'t know can hurt you.

There\'s an accident, or worse, a death and the next of kin has no idea. How do the police find you to share the news? This brave mother has figured out a plan.

Tragic news is always unwelcome – and often devastating, but there are ways to deliver it that can make the shock of it all a little less painful. Carmela Wiant knows this firsthand and has made it her mission – and helped get a law passed in Ohio – to save others the pain she felt when she was told over the phone by a stranger that her only child was dead.

A week before Wiant\'s son David Money was to turn 24, he stopped by his mom and stepdad\'s house in Mechanicsburg, Ohio to share his good news. A lifelong, avid baseball player, he was going to try out for the farm team of the Cincinatti Reds. Mother and son talked about his birthday too – the ingredients for his Mississippi Mud Cake were already bought. But the following Monday, Carmela received tragic news in a bizarre and incalcuably insensitive phone conversation.

\"His fiance called and I could tell by her voice something had happened. She said, \'Carmela, have you heard anything about David\'s being in an accident? You\'re supposed to call this number,\'\" recalls Wiant. \"It was disconnected. I ended up calling the sherriff\'s office and they told me what hospital he was in. I called the hospital and asked if David Money was in the hospital and she said, \'Hold on,\' and connected me to someone else. He said David was there and I said I\'d be there in 40 minutes. He said there\'s no hurry. It was the hospital chaplain who ended up telling me that David was dead on the phone and didn\'t even know who I was. He didn\'t ask who I was, if I was home alone, if I was driving. What he said was, \'Don\'t rush, don\'t hurry, David is dead.\'\"

In shock, disbelief and unyielding grief, she threw the phone down the hall and then shared the news with her husband. Next she called the chaplain back who was an employee of the hospital. \"I said to him, \'How dare you tell somebody like this over the phone? You don\'t know who I am. I could have killed somebody (driving there). I will be there in 45 minutes to identify my child.\' That was the first time he knew that this was my child,\" says Wiant.

The loss of her son in a traffic accident was devastating, but in the months after burying him the grief-stricken Wiant was also haunted by how she learned of his death. She felt outrage that privacy laws were trampled, but neither the state nor federal legislators she contacted felt there was anything they could do to intervene. Finally, nine months after David\'s death, she called the sheriff who investigated his accident. \"I just needed to know why I wasn\'t contacted by the sheriff and his fiance was because I was next of kin,\" Wiant says.

in their two and half hour conversation, the sergeant explained the difficulties police often face when trying to track down next of kin when there\'s been an accident or death. He said that when a sheriff puts in a driver\'s license number, the information is often incorrect or incomplete. \"I said, \'Why don\'t we put next of kin on a driver\'s license?\' He said, \'That\'s an excellent idea.\' I said, \'I\'m hanging up and calling my senator\' and he said, \'I can\'t believe no one has thought of it before.\'\"

Police often depend on driver\'s license and employee records to determine next of kin in serious crashes which can mean critical delay in notifying loved ones - and sometimes the difference between making it to the hospital in time – or not.

It\'s an obvious and sensible solution, and yet, Wiant says, it hadn\'t been instituted anywhere. She immediately began contacting local legislators,

Exactly a year after that initial phone call with the investigating officer, Ohio Governor Ted Strickland signed the Money-Burge law into effect, which allows Ohio residents to register a next of kin contact on their driver\'s license. And Wiant has continued to try to get other states to follow suit, by allowing drivers to register their next-of-kin contact info in registry of motor vehicle databases. So far, 20 different states have adopted similar statutes.

\"People do not realize what police officers go through in trying to find a person. If I can save just one person from this, it will have been worth it,\" says Wiant.















   
December 11th 2016
08:29:06 AM
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Carmela Wiant

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I love you David Money we always have fun together always will you were so much fun we could talk about anything and everything. You would get mad at first if you were having problems and I would have you look at all the situations then call me back thanks Mom glad you had me look at everything... I miss you so much have cried so much
I know you are always right with us always you show us in your special ways. I love you more than the Telephone Wires will go.. I miss you so much MOM

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September 8th 2016
06:35:06 AM
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Carmela Wiant

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wytxAcUeCXI&feature=youtu.be

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June 21st 2016
08:13:03 PM
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Roger Mace

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Research

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Logan Ohio

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I have been searching for David\'s mother since his accident. I was the one that helped David at the accident scene. This website and being able to have your family contacted is great. My heart goes out to his family.

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May 17th 2016
04:41:56 PM
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Frank Klier

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Wayne High School Site

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Japan/Huber Heights, Oh

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Dear Carmella, I am so sorry for your loss. I can\'t imagine how you must have felt at that moment and there after. I have two boys of my own and I don\'t know if I would survive what you have gone through. I wish you and your family the best for the future. Maybe we will see each other sometime in the future. Best wishes with love, Frank

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September 26th 2015
12:16:28 AM
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Ashley

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Carmela

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Delaware

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Hi Carmela,
We spoke yesterday for the second time. Thank you so much for sharing your story with me. I took that as a sign that I should visit this site and leave you a message. It was great to take to you again.

   
May 1st 2015
09:41:25 PM
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Mom

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David is my precious son

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http://wdtn.com/2015/05/01/mother-wants-next-of-kin-registry-to-go-nationwide/

   
November 8th 2014
08:56:11 PM
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ICE , In Case of Emergency

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HELLO :) we\'ve talked over the phone about three hours ago (cable guy was enlightened/amazed by you)... your crusade is really life touching and so germane to always being connected... we live a life on the fast lane, every moment counts... especially if we are spending it with our love one\'s. I am with you on/with this journey.

   
October 23rd 2014
12:13:16 PM
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Kathleen Glover

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From my patient CARMELA WIANT

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Ohio

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Thank you so much Carmela for sharing this information. I will register and pass the word. Your spirit is so pure and good.

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April 25th 2014
09:59:33 AM
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Grieving Mom Saves Others From the Pain of Not Knowing What Has Happened to Their Loved One

When it comes to a tragic accident or loss, what you don\'t know can hurt you.

There\'s an accident, or worse, a death and the next of kin has no idea. How do the police find you to share the news? This brave mother has figured out a plan.

Tragic news is always unwelcome – and often devastating, but there are ways to deliver it that can make the shock of it all a little less painful. Carmela Wiant knows this firsthand and has made it her mission – and helped get a law passed in Ohio – to save others the pain she felt when she was told over the phone by a stranger that her only child was dead.

A week before Wiant\'s son David Money was to turn 24, he stopped by his mom and stepdad\'s house in Mechanicsburg, Ohio to share his good news. A lifelong, avid baseball player, he was going to try out for the farm team of the Cincinatti Reds. Mother and son talked about his birthday too – the ingredients for his Mississippi Mud Cake were already bought. But the following Monday, Carmela received tragic news in a bizarre and incalcuably insensitive phone conversation.

\"His fiance called and I could tell by her voice something had happened. She said, \'Carmela, have you heard anything about David\'s being in an accident? You\'re supposed to call this number,\'\" recalls Wiant. \"It was disconnected. I ended up calling the sherriff\'s office and they told me what hospital he was in. I called the hospital and asked if David Money was in the hospital and she said, \'Hold on,\' and connected me to someone else. He said David was there and I said I\'d be there in 40 minutes. He said there\'s no hurry. It was the hospital chaplain who ended up telling me that David was dead on the phone and didn\'t even know who I was. He didn\'t ask who I was, if I was home alone, if I was driving. What he said was, \'Don\'t rush, don\'t hurry, David is dead.\'\"

In shock, disbelief and unyielding grief, she threw the phone down the hall and then shared the news with her husband. Next she called the chaplain back who was an employee of the hospital. \"I said to him, \'How dare you tell somebody like this over the phone? You don\'t know who I am. I could have killed somebody (driving there). I will be there in 45 minutes to identify my child.\' That was the first time he knew that this was my child,\" says Wiant.

The loss of her son in a traffic accident was devastating, but in the months after burying him the grief-stricken Wiant was also haunted by how she learned of his death. She felt outrage that privacy laws were trampled, but neither the state nor federal legislators she contacted felt there was anything they could do to intervene. Finally, nine months after David\'s death, she called the sheriff who investigated his accident. \"I just needed to know why I wasn\'t contacted by the sheriff and his fiance was because I was next of kin,\" Wiant says.

in their two and half hour conversation, the sergeant explained the difficulties police often face when trying to track down next of kin when there\'s been an accident or death. He said that when a sheriff puts in a driver\'s license number, the information is often incorrect or incomplete. \"I said, \'Why don\'t we put next of kin on a driver\'s license?\' He said, \'That\'s an excellent idea.\' I said, \'I\'m hanging up and calling my senator\' and he said, \'I can\'t believe no one has thought of it before.\'\"

Police often depend on driver\'s license and employee records to determine next of kin in serious crashes which can mean critical delay in notifying loved ones - and sometimes the difference between making it to the hospital in time – or not.

It\'s an obvious and sensible solution, and yet, Wiant says, it hadn\'t been instituted anywhere. She immediately began contacting local legislators,

Exactly a year after that initial phone call with the investigating officer, Ohio Governor Ted Strickland signed the Money-Burge law into effect, which allows Ohio residents to register a next of kin contact on their driver\'s license. And Wiant has continued to try to get other states to follow suit, by allowing drivers to register their next-of-kin contact info in registry of motor vehicle databases. So far, 20 different states have adopted similar statutes.

\"People do not realize what police officers go through in trying to find a person. If I can save just one person from this, it will have been worth it,\" says Wiant.

   
August 11th 2013
07:32:20 AM
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Happy Birthday to you Happy Birthday to you Happy Birthday dear Precious David Happy Birthday to you
I love you so much and miss you more...

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