Robin Tolsma to Do First Official Book Signing of Flight 3407 at The Made In America Store

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Robin Tolsma is the author of "Everything Changed," a book about her life after the tragic death of her husband when flight 3407 unexpectedly crashed in Clarence. The book focuses on how she coped with the passing of her husband and how she is trying to change some legislation in the government to deter pilot error in the future.

Robin Tolsma's book "Everything Changed" A book about her life after her husband's tragic death on flight 3407

People like Robin Tolsma are very important," said New York Congress Representative, Chris Lee. "When you attach a voice and a story to a piece of legislation - if that doesn't move congressmen and senators, they shouldn't be here.

The Made In America Store will host Robin Tolsma in her first official book signing of her new novel, "Everything Changed." The book gives readers an inside, personal look on how Robin dealt with her husband's tragic death and how she is fighting to change some legislation in the Federal Government.

Robin Tolsma's life drastically changed February 12th, 2009 when Flight 3407 plummeted out of the frozen sky and crashed, killing her husband Darren Tolsma on board and 48 other individuals on the aircraft including one man in the home the plane had hit. Speculation swirled around Western New York and the nation as to how something like this could happen. 50 people total were killed in the accident and many families were affected by the tragedy.

After the media attention subsided and the public "Thank you's" to the first responders and clean up crews, Tolsma and the families affected by the accident, set their goal on changing some rules and regulations to have better pilot training.

The new federal Aviation Administration, or FAA bill, that robin is trying to pass, states that new pilots require at least 1,500 hours devoted to flight time upon being hired as opposed to the current 250 hours flying time needed today. The new piece of legislation has passed the House of Representatives but is on hold at the Senate.

"People like Robin Tolsma are very important," said New York Congress Representative, Chris Lee. "When you attach a voice and a story to a piece of legislation - if that doesn't move congressmen and senators, they shouldn't be here."

Robin Tolsma is dealing with more than just the accident and heading the movement to change the FAA rules. Tolsma was diagnosed seven years ago with the autoimmune disease lupus and just a few months before Darren's passing, she discovered she had leukemia. With what looked like the odds being against her, she is still more concerned about her children.

"I'm going to be fine," said Tolsma of her illness. "But my fear is I don't want to leave the kids without a parent. I think of that all the time."

Tolsma will be doing her first official book signing of "Everything Changed," at the Made In America Store on April 28th, 2012. The event marks the store's two year anniversary of being open, giving consumers an outlet to shop for 100% USA made products.
The event will have food vendors, including Dale's Rollin' BBQ. The two year anniversary will also have live performances from Turbulence and Nashville Recording Artist, Ricky Lee.

Buffalo Charities will be hosting their 12th Annual Food Bank Run & Benefit Party at the Made In America Store on the same date. The Food Bank Run & Benefit Party will host over 1,000 bikers and all the proceeds will benefit the Food Bank of Western New York. Bikers interested can register for the run at the Made In America Store from 10am to 1:30pm.

The two year anniversary event will also host Insane Chain's Matt Hannah and will be doing live chainsaw sculptures on site. Live Alpacas will also be at the event on April 28th.

The Made In America Store is located on 900 Maple Road in Elma, New York and is committed to selling 100% American manufactured products. You can visit http://www.MadeInAmericaStore.com for more information or shop our catalog of over 290 vendors that are devoted to producing USA made products. All US military personnel, both active duty and retired receive a discount every day. Consumers can also keep up to date news articles, events, photos and contest with Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and Tumblr.

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