Life is precious; treasure it |

Life is precious; treasure it

Dear Editor:

We want to share this story about Josanna Morningstar. She grew up on a farm, caring for animals. In 1994, a neighbor ordered chicks. They arrived dying. Robin and Josanna nursed them for 3 days.

Josanna wrote “One chick seemed so helpless and so unwilling to get better. The baby began to have a difficult time breathing. I had watched nature programs where people had used mouth to mouth breathing to save the lives of animals, so I gave the baby chicken mouth to mouth. As a result of my efforts, the chicken lived.

“From this experience I learned that helping save a life is rewarding and life is a fragile, valuable thing.”

Josanna was murdered by a drunk driver Jan. 1, 2005 in Pitkin County. Please don’t drink and drive. Life is precious and we miss her very deeply.

Janelle Honer, Steve Shaffer

and Douglas Shockley

Pahoa, HI

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