257. Summit Quest

In the 1980’s wilderness therapy was the new big thing when it came to save teenagers from depression, acting out, etc. There was no limit what so ever to what nature itself could cure.

But today we know that wilderness therapy also include risking the lives of the teenagers we put in the programs. The environment is not only unfamiliar, it is unforgiving. The parents of 15 year old Michelle Sutton didn’t know that. They believed the seller of the program – now known as Gayle Degraff. Tragically Michelle Sutton died in the wilderness. The employees were not instructed and trained to evacuate her quickly and she died away from her family.

It couldn’t be fun being in the desert surrounded by untrained employees who didn’t know what they were doing. Gayle Degraff is still active in the business.

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Jeg sidder her og venter på at få overstået de sidste år inden at jeg går på efterløn. Ryggen er ikke god længere og min mand er faldet bort. Jeg kunne gå efter et skånejob men et eller andet sted er jeg for stolt. Jeg har altid klaret mig selv siden at jeg flyttede sammen med min afdøde mand. Børn fik vi aldrig, men både min bror og min søster har nogle som jeg har nydt at være sammen med. Min fritid går med at læse gammel litteratur og jeg er flittigt bruger af bibliotekets læsesal i min sparsomme fritid, så jeg kan holde mig opdateret om tingenes tilstand. Ja og så blev jeg bruger af denne nymodens teknologi med ekspertise på brugerniveau med hensyn til både maskinel og programmel, som de unge kalder hard- og software. Indtil 2013 holdte min blog til på Avisen 24 timers hjemmeside, men tiderne var dårlige og avisen lukkede d. 21 marts 2013. Derfor transporterede jeg alle blog-indlæg hertil og nu fortsætter jeg min skriveri her.

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