This week has been hard. I received horrible news on Tuesdays that one of my favorite students Donna (wearing black and sunglasses next to me in pic) died in a car accident on Friday she was heading to LA to visit her mother for mothers day. The accident was caused by a young girl making an unsafe lane change traveling North, Donna was heading south. In doing this the car next to the girl tried to swerve out of the way but the girls car hit the other persons car and it spun out on to the South side of I 5, and Donna hit that car and was thrown from her vehicle and died at the scene. No one else was hurt. It was such a tragic death that didn't need to happen.
I don't know the full details ,like if the girl was texting or doing something else while driving. It's being investigated.
I have known Donna for a year and I will miss her bubbly personality and warm smile. She was so giving always giving me cards and gifts.
She will be missed by all.
I will be running my Ohlone 131 mile run in her memory next week and will push myself just like she pushed hard in class. She would always tell me this is hard I can't do this but I would push her and make her dig deep. I taught her to never quit. She was tough and she was so very kind. I will remember all the good times we shared. I still find myself crying when I think of her. But I know she wants me to be happy.
Last week in class there were 3 ducks that came and sat down next to me at the park where we workout out. Donna was lying on the ground, in the middle of her push ups. I told her to stop lying there like the ducks. She said just call me Donna duck and I laughed. Yesterday during my run on Mission peak I saw two ducks. Then I came home to take Rocky out ,and we passed by a creek and I just happened to look down, and there was a duck. I know this was Donna's way of telling me she is ok. As you all know ,I have rubber duckie tattoos and collect rubber duckies. Now seeing ducks will mean so much more to me. It will mean Donna is with me. RIP Donna Lee aka Donna Duck