Erie County Legislator Terrence D. McCracken (D-Lancaster, Depew, South Cheektowaga, Alden) presented a proclamation to Robin Tolsma, a Flight 3407 widow turned family activist who recently released a book on her ordeal, at the April 19 Erie County Legislature session.
The widow of Darren Tolsma, who was killed when Flight 3407 crashed in Clarence in February 2009, Robin Tolsma will receive a proclamation for the release of her new book on her ordeal, “Everything Changed,” and for her advocacy work as a spokesperson for the families of Flight 3407, from Legislator McCracken. Ms. Tolsma is a former Lancaster School District teacher.
“It is almost unimaginable for most of us to understand the pain, suffering and loneliness Robin Tolsma has endured following the tragedy of Flight 3407 crashing,” Legislator McCracken said. “She not only endured, with the love and support of her family and friends, she has taken on the responsibility of spokesperson for the surviving families of the victims of Flight 3407. And now, she has written and released a book, `Everything Changed,’ letting us know what happened to her and other survivors of this tragedy, to help us understand what occurred and how life continues.”
Legislator McCracken also commended Robin Tolsma for her work and the efforts of the other surviving family members in enacting new laws requiring stricter levels of pilot training and rest between flights.