Iowa family’s tragedy has one positive outcome

Joan Namachemo no longer has a job. She and her two children don’t have a home of their own. Her husband is unable to talk to her.

The three teenagers who beat her husband to steal his car are likely going to prison — but the brain damage they caused Mike Wasike means he still can’t speak to his wife.

The ordeal will affect Namachemo’s family forever. But the Kenyan immigrant can point to one positive outcome: the creation of a foundation to assist victims of violent crime in the Des Moines area. It has provided over $100,000 for her family.

Read more on  The Des Moines Register’s website.

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