I've known Megan's dad, Gary, for 20+ years.
Even when I didn't know him well, he talked about his daughter, who happened to be really close in age to my own daughter.
So, when another mutual friend of ours and I were starting a YMCA Indian Princesses group for our daughters, I asked Gary if he'd like to join us. It turned out to be a perfect fit, and Gary, Mira, and Megan became some of our closest friends.
I watched Megan grow up, from a little girl that meditated on picnic tables and could only eat plain hamburgers from McDonald's (even when Gary had to drive 20+ miles to get them), to a high school athlete, to a beautiful young adult that had a lifetime in front of her. We vacationed together, and we celebrated her achievements together. She was our family. I was proud of her, just like my own kids.
And now she's gone.
On March 20th, on a drive from Death Valley to Las Vegas with her parents, Megan somehow managed to flip the car she was driving, and she died at the scene.
There is no way to understand it. Megan was awesome. How could she be gone?
The only thing we can do is remember her and celebrate her life. She was a geek. She loved video games. She hoped to make a career in them.
Gary found Gamer's Outreach, and it seemed to all of us that leaving a GO Kart in her name was perfect. She would have been proud to have been involved with Gamer's Outreach, and I can picture her happily giving her time and quiet and caring energy to making it easier for kids to survive traumatic stays at the hospital with Pokemon and Smash Brothers.
Please donate so that we can leave a GO Kart in her name.
Megan, from one geek to another, we'll miss you.
|Lynn M Mitchell||$200.00|
|Saturday B ball group||$200.00|
|Theodore J Rosenthal||$100.00|