First Girl Dr. Jill Biden and different high-profile guests stopped in Wauwatosa and Waukesha Wednesday, primarily to speak concerning the deaths that occurred because of the Waukesha parade crash final month. Six individuals died and greater than 60 have been injured when an SUV slammed into individuals on the metropolis’s Christmas parade.
Biden, Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff and Surgeon Basic Vivek Murthy spoke with 4 households who misplaced family members in Waukesha. Afterward, the First Girl informed information reporters that the deceased have been distinctive individuals.
One particular person she talked about was Leanna “Lee” Owen of the Dancing Grannies group, describing Owen as “one of many smallest however feistiest grannies, who rescued bulldogs and at all times knew learn how to make individuals snicker.”
The First Girl additionally praised individuals from across the nation who’ve donated to a fund to assist the victims’ households.
Biden, Emhoff and Murthy additionally visited Kids’s Wisconsin, the Wauwatosa hospital that handled a few of the youngsters injured within the Waukesha parade. Murthy thanked the hospital workers.
“I need you to know that our nation is so grateful for you. We have now not forgotten about you. We won’t overlook about you,” mentioned Murthy.
The First Girl additionally met with households of two of the injured kids.
Biden, Emhoff and Murthy additionally frolicked selling the COVID-19 vaccine, particularly for teenagers 5 to 11.
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