"Margaret Heintz sputtered in frustration.
"There's nothing we can do," the Marshalltown, Iowa, woman said to her daughter, Mona Kilborn, when they talked about their shared point of aggravation -- illegal immigrants.
"Mom, you can do something," Kilborn said. "You can write your congressman. I'll even get you the address."
So in September 2007, the 90-year-old Heintz put pen to paper for her first letter to a politician. Two weeks later, she died at the hands of an illegal immigrant.
"Ironic, isn't it?" Kilborn said. "This one issue, it's changed our lives forever....""http://www.thonline.com/article.cfm?id=243128
Bekah Porter, (Dubuque, IA) Telegraph Herald, 13 May 2009
Updated: Tue, May 19th 2009 @ 3:31pm EDT