July 28, 2007
Governor Tim Kaine met Saturday with students injured during the Virginia Tech massacre and their parents.
While the Capitol meeting was closed, Kaine says the students and their parents raised a range of issues and concerns. They included the continuing costs of medical and psychological care, the status of an investigation into the April 16th shootings and anxiety about their sons and daughters returning to the Blacksburg campus.
In the governor's words, "They made very heartfelt and compelling statements about the needs that they have."
Andrew and Anne Goddard were among two dozen parents who met
with Kaine. Their son, Colin, was shot four times and still has shrapnel in his wounded leg.
"The governor was very open and receptive. It was very informal, I was very pleased with his openess with anything we brought up," said Anne Goodard.
His father says that is a reminder he will carry in his body the rest of his life.