In June of 2015, our world changed in an instant due to a car accident that took the lives of our daughter Stephanie and three of her children, Taylor, P.J. and Jesse. What started out as a family vacation to the beach ended in a tragedy that has changed our lives forever. We established this nonprofit, to turn our tragedy in to something positive for deserving families in the Queen Creek area and to students at Franklin High School in EL Paso, Texas.
Stephanie was a homemaker who ran her own online sewing business. She designed and sewed one of a kind children clothing and purses. She attended Arizona State University prior to marrying and starting her family. She was the oldest of our three children and our only daughter.
Taylor was our oldest grandchild and had just graduated from Franklin High School 2 weeks prior to the accident. She was a fun loving and kind hearted girl who planned to pursue a career in criminal justice.
P.J. had just graduated from the 8th grade and looked forward to attending high school. He excelled at throwing the discus for his school track and field team. He was also the family jokester, and could make us laugh with his many antics.
Jesse loved playing football and was made the quarterback for the teams he played on He excelled in school and attended the gifted program throughout elementary school. Jesse was also super sweet and always looking out for his friends.