Letters of Support
January 15, 2007

Dearest Sister of my heart,

On behalf of Aaron's fight for justice being evidenced in you, I am humbled by your mercy and grace to proceed the way you have been doing without him.  I know about the daily struggle you experience without him. I was saying to my husband tonight, if my child had been murdered, I would be out there doing exactly what you're doing because my daughter, Crystal, was very much like Aaron in the sense that he was a decent human being trying to help the underdog.  My Crystal, did that too!  If she were alive today she would be as outraged by Aaron's senseless death as we all are.  I hope Aaron and Crystal have met in Heaven, because they're having a huge affect in this world.  We are better people as a result of having known them.  I salute you, dear sister of my heart because you help so many people.  Aaron helps so many of us.  My  Crystal does the same.  They are always with us, dear sister.   

I would also like make a donation on behalf of your ribbon campaign.  I experienced an outburst of tears when I saw those ribbons.  They are so indicative of Aaron based on everything you've shared about him on your web site.  I love him.  I love those ribbons.  I love you too! 

I've also watched the video and Steffi, you are amazing.  The fact that you've fought for justice, as Aaron would have wanted you to do, speaks volumes.  After all, wasn't he protecting the underdog, like you're doing now, by fighting for the underdog.  Fighting for justice for the murder victims, gives the murdered victims family a voice.  No, Steffi, you are not the underdogs in which the justice system has tried to depict you.  You are not and cannot ever allow Aaron's death to be trivialized like the justice system has tried to do.  United, internationally you all stand, now.  Do you realize this?  I do!  Thank God, as a result of what you've done, there might come a day, where true justice has been served.  After all, everything you've been through, it's what you deserve.  You nor I , or your other sisters would settle for anything less.    

I know this international showcase has nothing to do with pride but Steffi, many people are seeing you as an Internationally renowned woman, who moves mountains on behalf of her slain son, Aaron Shoulders.  I can tell you, as most of them probably already feel how honored and privileged they are to know you and Aaron, as family.  Dear sister of my heart, when I first met you, we were in the same boat without family support.  Look at you now.  It's not the same without Aaron or Crystal, but I want to thank you. 

Thank you for making the world a better place.  As Crystal, would often say to her teenage friends, "You go Girl!"  In heaven, she's also providing her support through me, as Aaron does through you.  They have not and will not ever forget us!  They are closer to us now, than we could ever imagine.  We are both doing deeds on their behalf.  We always will.   

God doesn't abandon us.  Our children haven't abandoned us.  We must not abandon ourselves.  May you always find peace and love in Gods world, because that's where our beloved Aaron and Crystal are.  Like you, I too, visit often.  Like you, I too, believe they are heart and soul, united as one.

In peace, love and friendship, Diane K.


As I was driving home tonight, I saw a red car with "Aaron Shoulders" all over it. Curiosity got the best of me so I looked the name up on Google.
I read the story about your son's death and I wanted to express my sincere condolences. It was a terrible thing that happened to him.
It's so weird because just last night, I was talking to a friend about how the world has changed so much. It has become almost socially acceptable to be mean. It's like everyone acts for themselves with no regard for those around them. People don't care about others anymore. They think it's a "dog-eat-dog" world and call it "survival". I think that' so incomprehensible and ridiculous. We are supposed to act on behalf of each other, not against.

Your son died for one of the things I hold dearest to my heart; respect for anyone and everything which is really peace.
I know you don't know me at all. But I want you to know that when I pray, your son as well as your entire family will be in my heart and mind.
I intend on fighting to the death this cruelty, this lack of humanity.
Just know you are not alone in your sorrow or your hope for better days.
Thank you very much for your time.
Devoted To Peace


"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13

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