Gregg, Wright provide shining examples

Out of tragedy and need come an incredible story and invention.

Four years ago a young man lost his father to a vehicle carbon monoxide poisoning death.

Confronting this situation spurred on this son, Parker Gregg, and his friend, Cayden Wright to design a device that could be attached to a vehicle and warn of impending death from carbon monoxide.

After years of trial and error their prototype was recognized with a first place win at the TSA National Conference. Even more amazing is that their creation has been awarded a U.S. patent.

Their goal is to license the patent to a corporation to be developed further and placed in cars to prevent deaths.

I read this story and was amazed to learn that such creative, driven and technology savvy young people are located in Blair County.

Their feat goes to show that our society is in excellent hands. It also is a lesson for all of us to learn that hard work and determination will prevail.

As an educator who for years worked to encourage others to pursue their dreams and ambitions, I am not surprised that such youth are prevalent in our community.

I want to congratulate all those who encouraged and helped these determined young men on their way.

At a time when our society is focused on negativity and mean spirited thinking, let’s focus on achievements such as the wonderful accomplishment of Parker Gregg and Cayden Wright.

William J. Padamonsky Sr.



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