Monday, August 29, 2011
What with Hurricane Irene spoiling my Labor Day week vacation in California. I woke up thinking I should be at the airport right now, blah, blah, blah.
And then I read this:
Julie Ann was the team leader for one of Etsy's street teams. it is called DUST, an acronym for Down Under Street Team.
The story is beyond heartbreaking. Apparently she was accompanying her ill daughter on a flight for medical treatment when the plane crashed, killing both her daughter and the pilot. Julie Ann hung on for two weeks and then died over the weekend, the day of her daughters funeral.
I know that sad things happen all the time but this was someone from the Etsy community. Even though I didn't know her I still feel very sad.
My thoughts and condolences go out to her family and loved ones as well as her team members.
There are various fund raising events happening over at her team web site to raise money for her family.
I have promised myself that I will stop feeling sorry for my lost trip immediately.