There are very few details in the news feeds about the plane crash involving pilot Moses Lelesit.
I blogged about my connection to him on OurManInside.com and the post just got a comment from an African friend of his. He must have found the post via Google. I checked by searching ‘Moses Lelesit’. I know we don’t all see the same results but the top half of the first page mainly contained content I had recorded/documented with or about Moses.
The guy did such incredible work as a ranger for the Kenyan Wildlife Service. From spotting poachers to saving lives. Both human and animal lives. I can’t help but feel if it wasn’t for the project Daren Forsyth asked me to be a part of Moses would have died with his death being his only digital footprint. I’m not sure what this means or if it’s even important but I think we should have more than a headstone to remember those that have inspired. I know digital immortality is as fragile as life itself, but it’s these stories, shared internationally, across borders and cultures that keep the good guys alive.
I didn’t realise that Moses had a young family till the comment landed on my blog. I hope what I wrote is still around when his children are old enough to google their Dads name. They need to know what an amazing guy he was.