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Michelle Jones, Gulf Oil Spill Rig Victim's Widow, Shares Her Heart-Wrenching Experience On 'The Nate Berkus Show'

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 12/11/10 01:48 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:20 PM ET

Michelle Jones's husband, Gordon Jones, tragically died alongside 10 others when BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico this past April. Not only did she already have a two-year-old toddler at the time, but she was also nine months pregnant.

Jones says she is sharing her story on 'The Nate Berkus Show' in the hopes of helping other women who have faced similar losses. She wants them to have someone to empathize with, and to know that "life goes on."

She admits that she hasn't received any type of closure, as her husband's body was never found. She laments, "There's no cemetery you can go to visit. He's on the rig, on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. How do I take the boys to go see their daddy?"

Her story is heartbreaking, but she is still managing to hold on. She remains optimistic when she says, "You can choose to be a victim or you can do something about it."

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