Rego sits at her dining room table in Coventry with her friend, Cathy Ellis
Before Cathy Ellis
begins to talk of her
takes a plaster skull from a bag and places it on the table.
She is a nurse at Rhode Island Hospital, which is where she got the skull.
has cut a section from it in the same spot where her
son was struck with a bat during a fight over a girl.
had to re-learn his
was a good looking kid, big and strong and he
had to wear a helmet because of the plate in his
death came shortly after he
ankle bracelet removed and he
was released from home confinement on drug charges.
does not try to hide her
son's drug use, but she
had been clean for almost a year.
and Rego, the deaths of their sons have drawn them to a Web site called "FriendsDon'tLetFriendsDie.
My prayers are with you Cathy