Daniel Morcombe’s parents Bruce and Denise have shown the most incredible courage and resilience through this hellish ordeal, and their bravery continues. They’re the first people to say they want Daniel to have a legacy. His legacy must be that our families are safer and the people we love can live their lives without constant fear.
Kate Hunter wrote this post on how we can keep our children safe.
This must be Daniel’s legacy. Please read it and share.
We should never have heard of Bruce Morcombe.
He should be running his business on the Sunshine Coast, making ‘dad jokes’ and helping his sons choose cars.
But we know Bruce, and his wife Denise, because their beautiful boy Daniel was abducted and murdered in 2003.
We don’t need to read more about the horrible day, or the eight years of not knowing what happened; or the fresh horror of knowing.
Now that a man – Brett Peter Cowan – has been charged and sent to jail, the media will again drip with fear and anger.
But astonishingly, it won’t come from Daniel’s parents.
They’ve taken their grief and turned it something positive, taking to the road for weeks at a time, visiting schools and talking about personal safety.