Slain aid worker honored as ultimate Good Samaritan
The father of an international aid worker killed while being held captive by Islamic State militants read a moving letter at his daughter’s hometown memorial service.
Carl Mueller recounted his daughter Kayla’s discovery that her life’s purpose was to ease the suffering of others.
He paused to regain his composure as he read the letter written while Mueller worked at an orphanage in India.
The 26-year-old was captured in 2013 after leaving a hospital in Syria and was held for 18 months.
Mueller was remembered at the memorial as the ultimate Good Samaritan who had quick wit and an overflowing heart.
Sen. John McCain’s voice cracked with emotion as he delivered a tribute.
He said Mueller’s story has inspired people who never actually knew her.