Hamm Alert: A Widow's Hustle for Justice for the El Faro
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Hamm Alert: A Widow's Hustle for Justice for the El Faro God puts people in our path for a reason. Frank Hamm was my friend. We were high school classmates. We often were in the same class. His laughter and jokes are what would often time would make my day. I met Rochelle through Frank's unfortunate death. She's been a godsend in my life and we have since formed a special friendship. Please read this article on the words expressed during a time of confusion and panic by her late husband as the ship anchored down into sea. Rochelle Hamm, you my dear, are my shero. "Rochelle Hamm's eyes fill with tears when she reads her terrified husband's last words — uttered as the cargo freighter El Faro went down in a hurricane, taking the lives of Frank Hamm and 32 others. "My feet are slipping! I'm goin' down!" he cries after the crew is ordered to abandon ship. "I'M A GONER!" he shouts. A few lines later, the transcript ends, along with the lives of Hamm and the captain who desperately sought to save him. "It's difficult to read," Rochelle Hamm acknowledges. "But it helps me continue to build my list."' Read more of the touching article here: https://apnews.com/cd0d797bcd644f8f8cd48c389f27b019/El-Faro-widow-turns-anguish-into-mission-for-safer-ships  
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