You are listening to "Flying with Angels"

By: Na Leo Pilimehana

July 1, 2005 to July 15, 2005

From: Alyssa
City_State: RB
Date: July 15, 2005
Time: 11:27 PM

Hey Brittany. I miss u so much girl. It's summer and its so weird to see that ur not here. It still seems like ur gonna come walking up to my door any second to say hello. I think about u every minute of the day and try and remember those wonderful memories we had these last four summers. I wish u were here for me right now cus u always put a smile on my face no matter what, I know ur always there even if I can't here an answer.

Love u sooooooo much girlie and summer just isn't the same without you and the party u brought to the world:-) love ya and if anyone its u starting a party up there. luv ya girl.

From: Barbara Eldridge
City_State: Michigan City IN
Date: July 15, 2005
Time: 07:02 PM

Hello Britttany's family and friends how are you all doing today?

I was thinking about all of you and wishing you a happy day. I hope things are getting a little easier for you Star. I hope in time you will be able to heal. I know she meant the world to you, she was your oldest daughter and you and her had a special bond together. I'm sure you were very proud of her. Please take care Star and remember all the happy times you had with Brittany. Brittany I hope that you send a sign down from heaven to let your family and friends know that every thing is going to be ok and that the sadness will be healed in time.

May god be with you .
Barbara Dennis Eldridge from Michigan City IN 46360

From: Kristen Clark
City_State: Poway, Ca
Date: July 14, 2005
Time: 04:17 PM

Hello dearest Brittany Star,

I went to your memorial site today. I hadn't seen the tree yet so I decided to take a look. I put on this one song by Yellowcard called "view from heaven" and looked at your tree with a friend of mine. I was telling her that I wanted to leave the Brittany Star bracelet that I got in your memory but it was just too hard. I really think that God wanted you and needed you to be by His side. I also believe that you had been put on earth for a purpose and God felt you served your time. Even though I didn't know you, I feel like I did. You seem like an excellent person.

I am taking something special in your memory over to your memorial site and placing it there with the cross and tree that is there just for you. Many people miss you Brittany and I bet you can see from where you are. Please take care of your sisters and mother and father and brothers, and especially your friends, they need you now more than ever Brittany Star. I must say you were a star just waiting to be put into the sky with that smile so bright and personality that glows. Rest in peace dearest and newest angel. we all love you.

<33 Kristen

Yellowcard-View From Heaven

i'm just so tired
wont you sing me to sleep
and fly through my dreams
so i can hitch a ride with you tonight
and get away from this place
have a new name and face
i just aint the same without you in my life

late night drives, all alone in my car
i can't help but start
singing lines from all our favorite songs
and melodies in the air
singin life just aint fair
sometimes i still just can't believe you're gone

and im sure the view from heaven
beats the hell out of mine here
and if we all believe in heaven,
maybe we'll make it through one more year
down here

feel your fire,
when its cold in my heart
and things sorta start
remindin' me of my last night with you
i only need one more day
just one more chance to say
i wish that i had gone up with you too

and i'm sure the view from heaven
beats the hell out of mine here
and if we all believe in heaven
maybe we'll make it through one more year
down here

you wont be comin' back
and i didn't get to say goodbye (goodbye)
i really wish i got to say goodbye

and im sure the view from heaven
beats the hell out of mine here
and if we all believe in heaven
maybe we'll make it through one more year

i hope that all is well in heaven
cuz its all shot to hell down here
i hope that i find you in heaven
cuz i'm so...
lost without you down here

you wont be coming back
and i didn't get to say goodbye (goodbye)
i really wish i got to say gooooodbye

goodbyes are just hello's waiting for the right moment to happen. <33

City_State: San Diego, CA
Date: July 14, 2005
Time: 02:50 PM
Hey Brittany!! I wish I could go to your sweet 16 but I will be on vacation so I won't make it. I wish I could! but I'm sorry I can't so I'd like to say happy early birthday and I hope you have a good time on your birthday as well!!

Bye!! we all miss you!! ~Elizabeth

City_State: Wyckoff, NJ
Date: July 14, 2005
Time: 10:56 AM

My wish is for peace in the hearts of Brittany's family and friends.

My wish is for all the prayers and condolences to bring some level of comfort to Star, Tony, Greg, Steve, Baylee, Gia, Geoffrey and Cameron during this extremely difficult time.

My wish is for success of the STAAR program and that Brittany's voice and story will ring in the ears of young people everywhere and prevent another family from enduring such a horrific loss.

My wish is that I can hold Brittany's hand in heaven and tell her how truly loved she is...and how many people love her and miss her every single moment of every single day.

My wish is that we can all wake up from this nightmare and see the world the way we used to...the way we saw it when Brittany's smile and energy graced it.

My wish is that Brittany's star shines ever so bright in the sky...for all of time.

RIP, my dear sweet beautiful child.

You have forever changed each and every one of us and will NEVER EVER be forgotten.

From: Kelly Mcgill
City_State: Rancho Bernardo
Date: July 13, 2005
Time: 06:33 PM

Brittany I can't stop thinking about you. Your'e always in my thoughts. Every day when I get up I think what if this was my last day, my last breath, my last time? Brittany you are such an angel I miss you so much. Its not fair you had to go, why you? whyyy???

BRITTANY please visit me in my dreams. I love it when you do that. I'm so sorry I never had the chance to tell you how much I loved you, and how much I care about you. I cant wait until we meet again in heaven. I hope to see you soon. I love you so much Brittany. Please come visit me.....please.....Brittany I don't know what to do without you. Please help me get through this.. PLEASE! I love you and miss you so much

love always and forever
Kelly Mcgill

your so sweet I cant wait to see you smile again

From: cheryl & rio jimenez
City_State: carlsbad ca
Date: July 13, 2005
Time: 05:25 PM

Every day that goes by you are in our thoughts, prayers and our heart. Your kindness made such an impact on my daughter at CA ALLSTARS. Your kind words of encouragement always meant so much to her. You are missed so much by so many. I pray for your family as they have suffered such a great loss but the work they are doing in your memory is such a great thing.

If the mission that they are doing even only touches one persons life then they have done a wonderful job. I know that they are touching millions of lives that go to your website. I am proud and honored for Rio to be wearing the pink Brittany Star bracelet in memory of you.

From: Mollie
City_State: pasadena, maryland
Date: July 13, 2005
Time: 02:12 PM

I really didn't even know her but I saw this on a web site and clicked it. I can't even read because it makes me cry to see how much she was loved and how much of a happy caring girl that she was. It's sad that god has to take some of the most important people in our lives for his garden of angels but he does and I'm so so sorry about her and I just wanted to show my love for her and her family and friends.

From: Barbara Eldridge
Date: July 11, 2005
Time: 04:02 PM

Hello Brittany

I came back to the guest book to write you and your family I hope that they are doing fine. We are still thinking about you and hoping that some day it will be easier for your family to heal the sadness they are feeling right now. We still pray for you and your family as well too.

Brittany I think its nice that your family and friends are gathering to celebrate your life for your 16th birthday I know if you were here you would have the time of your life and you would enjoy it because you would be with your family and friends who miss you and love you very much , we will be thinking about you on that day.

I still look at all the pictures that are added to the site and they are very nice to see them all. I have to go so please Brittany look after your family, they miss you .

May God be with you and God bless your family I know that your family and friends will always remember and cherish all the good times they had with you.

Barbara And Dennis Eldridge

From: melody miller
City_State: rb,ca
Date: July 10, 2005
Time: 06:49 PM










<3 U MY LIL STAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: Anthony Curcio
City_State: Escondido Ca
Date: July 09, 2005
Time: 10:35 PM

Baby Girl,

Though I have not written here in a while, you are on my mind and in my thoughts every minute of every hour of every day! Britt, I still keep hoping to wake up to your morning phone call. I know that dreams do not last this long. It is very hard for (me) your daddy who loved you more than life its self to accept that this phone call is not coming.

Britt, You should be here enjoying your summer vacation with all of your many friends and family who love you and miss you so much. I know that you are with Jesus now and in a much, much better place. I am greedy though and would give up everything to have you back here with us.

Cameron talks about you all the time. He keeps asking me if we can take you to the doctor so that he can make you better and come home. I do my best to explain that you are always here with him, even if he can't see you. He misses his sissy so much!!! He's going to start school next month, please keep him safe out of harms way under your wings.

Well pumpkin pie,

My tears will never stop flowing when I remember all the love we shared as a father to his daughter and a daughter to her father. I am more proud of you than mere mortal words could ever express. From my very sad heart, YOU ARE AMAZING and again, I could not be more proud that you are my daughter!!!

Sweetest Dreams!



From: lindsay
City_State: westminster colorado
Date: July 09, 2005
Time: 05:56 PM

Hi i'm lindsay and I didn't know brittany but I have seen her myspace profile and the group that was created for her and when I see it even though I didn't know her it makes me cry......she was a beautiful girl and I wish I knew her before she died so I could have gotten to get to know her and she could have gotten to know me and I hope everyone that knew her and loved her can move on with their lives with her still in their hearts

R.I.P Brittany Star Curcio

From: Jaclyn
City_State: San Diego, California
Date: July 09, 2005
Time: 02:30 PM

Brittany I miss you so much.. It was soo much fun hanging out with you and Morgan, you ARE such a great friend! It hurts really bad whenever I go by your memorial, I remember all the fun times I had with you and Morgan.. when I come to heaven, we have to play a million games of hide and seek in the dark 8) hee hee I'll never forget you.. you are always and forever going to be in my heart!

From: Mary
City_State: Warrenton, VA
Date: July 09, 2005
Time: 12:23 AM

To Brittany's family,

I kind of just stumbled on this website and I think it is a beautiful memorial for an obviously exceptional young lady. I lost a close friend, Anna Ringer, in December also in a car accident, but I still cannot even imagine your grief. Just always keep in mind that it's never goodbye, just I'll see you later. Always know that you are a wonderful family and always, always stay strong.

With love,


"What we have once enjoyed we can never lose...
all that we love deeply becomes a part of us."

From: tina
City_State: san diego, caDate: July 08, 2005
Time: 04:44 PM

wow... I can't believe how much i am crying for u brittany, I didn't even know u. u were and still r a beautiful girl and everyone those who knew you and those who don't r all care for u.

it's funny...u look soooo much like my neighbor, whenever I see her or look at your pictures on this website, I always get a sad feeling in my heart.

my sister and I r starting rbpw and I am sooooo excited! I know that even though' I didn't know u i'm still going to be thinking about u everyday in practice.

umm...I don't really know what to say except i'm really sorry and I wish I could say more, but i'm only 14 yrs. old and I haven't really experienced the world just yet.

Brittany, i'm starting HS in a month and guess what i'm going to RBHS!! i'm really excited.:) but sad too. your younger sister she's really lucky to have a sis like u. I've never had an older sis so I don't know what it's like.

if I could have a sis, I would want to be just like you.xoxo neways... brittany's family~ i'm praying for u every night and everyday for the rest of my life. take care

always with love, tiners

From: Jennifer
City_State: El Cajon, Ca
Date: July 08, 2005
Time: 03:44 PM

Dear Star and Family,

I am a second cousin of Steve's and received an email from Gail and Barbara after Brittany's accident. Since then, I have come to this web site, nearly everyday, and I too have a good cry and am always AMAZED at what Brittany did in life and how many people she touched then AND now. I have never known quite what to say...but today, I feel compelled to write.

I know that I cannot comfort you, but I need to thank you, and Brittany, for so much. First of all, this website helped me to teach my daughter a valuable lesson when she was involved with another classmate in a "bully" incident. She now knows that hugging people that don't think they matter can actually save a life, and that she would much rather stick up for someone, than see them hurt. She is only nine, and we are VERY close, too. I was SHOCKED when I found out that she had picked on someone.

Secondly, I was curious about Brittany's "myspace". I checked out her site, and again was touched by how many people TRULY love, and were touched by your daughter. My stepson, who I love as my own, has a band with a site on myspace, but we had never checked out his name. When I did, unfortunately, we found out that he is using drugs and has driven under the influence, to name a few...Your daughter made it impossible for me to ignore our suspicions and forced us to take action. We are now, fighting his biological mom, and trying to force him to get help (we had also caught him last year), before he hurts someone else, or God forbid....

Star, I have read your emails....and I will not even pretend to imagine your pain. I just know that it is a pain that I NEVER want to feel. I know that you must feel like you're drowning, but Brittany WILL save you!!! Just look at how she carries cheer, to fundraise, TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!! You are amazing, you have the strength, and you have that beautiful girl right by your side, in a breeze, in your shadow, or shining down on you in the sunlight. You gave that remarkable girl life, and that life will never "leave" you.

Please, don't stop this crusade. The majority of teens out there, have done some ridiculous things and got away with it once, and will do it again, and again. They are invincible...I remember I (thought I) was. This is a lesson that needs to be taught to EVERY generation, and your daughter HAS the charisma to teach it!!!!! Thank you again, for being such a wonderful Mom and friend, and strong woman. Hang in there, and take care of those two beautiful girls.

 Always, Jennifer

From: Cecily
City_State: San Diego California
Date: June 30, 2005
Time: 11:42 AM


You will never be forgotten. I remember keeping you company when you had the broken leg at cheer practice. R.I.P.

Love Always,


From: Ashley
City_State: San Diego, CA
Date: July 07, 2005
Time: 10:55 PM

Hey Brittany,

It's been a while since I have written in here, but I'm always checking up on this site to see the updates. I'm sorry I couldn't attend the tree planting ceremony. I thought it was on Thursday, but it ended up being on Wednesday. I always ask my mom if we can drive by your site whenever we're just driving around town though. Haruka and I were talking about you at the pool, and out of random a butterfly flies by us! It was beautiful, just like you, Brittany. I sensed your presence and it made me feel a whole lot better that day. I hope you're doing great wherever you are and I hope you keep looking over us all. We all miss you soo~ much, especially your family. Keep flying high, Brittany.

<3 Ashley <3

From: Tammy Rydahl
City_State: San Diego
Date: July 07, 2005
Time: 07:21 PM

Hi Brittany~

We went to the beach on the 4th of July and I wanted to tell you this story. My daughter Jordyn (who cheered with Baylee) was laying in the sand making "sand angels". Then I saw her writing in the sand above the angel. She came over and said she had written "Brittany Star". I guess that sand angel was you!! I thought it was wonderful and I felt so proud of her to be thinking of you. She only remembers you as Baylee's big sister - the cheerleader but she wears your pink bracelet, talks about you, asks questions about you and wants to bring flowers to the accident site all the time! I hope this story makes you smile!! We think about you all the time!!

Blowing kisses to you in heaven~

Tammy Rydahl

Date: July 06, 2005
Time: 11:31 PM

I was also at the tree planting, and was in awe when that beautiful butterfly appeared from the tree! It was so beautiful, and colors I had never seen in a butterfly around here. My son and I both smiled and he said, "see Mom, there's our sign! As someone who isn't swayed by 'signs', I too was thinking the same thing! It sure seemed like a "sign". We miss you Brittany xoxo

From: barbara
City_State: Michigan City IN
Date: July 06, 2005
Time: 07:57 AM


Hello i came to the website today and read some the emails that other people wrote especially the one that briitany"s mom wrote.  It was sad to read - it brought tears to my eye's.  We went to the fireworks in Laporte in on Monday night.  We both was thinking about you Brittany and your family - we even say a prayer for you and your family.

i even saw the pictures of the tree that was planted in Brittany honor and other pictures that was on the website. She was a beautiful young girl whose life will always be remembered by her family and friends who enjoyed her smile & laughter and been the bright person she was.

My aunt lost her only daughter in 2003. i know its hard on her too because she was the world to my aunt. they did lots of things together to and with her brother as well. its been hard on all them not only did the lost her she brought so many wonderful things to their lives.

so please star it will take time. we will always keep Brittany in our hearts and prayers to . if i had a way to but a bracelet in brittany honer i would like to buy one thats if you have anymore.

so god be with you and your family and Brittany please watch over your family they really miss you alot Brittany. please take care and may god be with you and god bless each and one of you and brittanys friends.

Barb and Dennis Eldridge of Michigan City In 46360

From: tanya nicole luxenburg
eMail: xoxo_sweetness@hotmail,com
City_State: san diego
Date: July 05, 2005
Time: 06:58 PM

brittany brittany brittany...

....where do i begin today
-its been quite some time since i've typed a guestbook entry in here...of course that doesn't mean i dont think about you

i think about you several times a day, and i love you soooo much. ~~i'm in florida right now. currently i'm in tampa, but i was in orlando for awhile. i had to make several connections to get from san diego to florida. the third connection i made was through chicago's airport...i remembered going through that terminal with you and catching the flight from chicago to orlando for our competition....and THEN i reached orlando.

i got so sad brittany, so sad. i saw one of the benches in the terminal that we sat at, laughing about how tired we were...and how we were in desperate need of starbucks iced frappuccino's to wake us up. and then i went through the little tram subway thinga majigger and remembered us taking that to the bus too....

the florida trip has been extremely hard because of all of the memories i have with you here. baby i love you..sooo much

and i'm sorry i wasn't able to attend your tree planting ceremony because my school ended later..

but when i get home, i'm going to pay my respects..and leave some flowers there

i love you
i always will
i wear your pink band proudly with my livestrong one, and i'm always prepared to share your story, to save others that would have made a similar mistake

exes and ohs

From: Rebecca Wilner
City_State: San Diego, CA
Date: July 05, 2005
Time: 11:45 AM

I went to the Tree Planting at 4S Ranch on June 23rd. Several friends of mine asked me why I went even though I never knew Brittany or her family before the accident. My reason was simple. I went because I felt the pain her family was going through and when I lost someone close to my heart, I wanted people around me, to comfort me, even if I had never met them before. Her story touched me. Brittany was in AVID and so was I. AVID is part of my family, it is a major part in my life.

Towards the end of the tree planting on June 23rd, we looked up and everyone saw a beautiful butterfly. It comforted everyone and for a second, I could see everyone's frowns turn into smiles as it was almost a sign to us telling us Brittany is safe in heaven and is doing fine.

Brittany Mom: Is there any further news on STAAR? Is there a website or is it in this one? Thanks!

Rebecca Wilner

I hope that even though I did not know her family or friends, that I am helping through this most difficult time.

From: Mommy
Date: July 05, 2005
Time: 09:04 AM

Hi Honey,

Happy 4th of July sweetheart....This was such a hard day because it was one of our favorite holidays and our favorite time of the year. You loved summer and all I could think about yesterday is how much fun you would be having. It was so hard to be without you and feel you were missing out on everything.

I was especially thankful to be in the company of such great family and friends during this extremely hard day although I never stopped thinking of you.

I miss you something terrible and wish everyday I could of done something different to prevent all this. My heart just aches for you and I seem to be hurting more and more everyday. It just does not get better. I really don't believe that any time in the world will make me feel better.

I'm so sorry this happen to you my love. You did not deserve any of this. I try everyday to be strong but no one knows the way I feel, the love I have for you and the relationship we shared. Time just cannot heal that. I will never be the same without you and your love I had everyday. You meant everything to me and my world has been shattered. It will never be the same....never....

I will cherish you everyday for the rest of my life.

I love you always and forever...


From: bree-CA friend
City_State: murrieta california
Date: July 05, 2005
Time: 09:25 AM



Found myself today
Oh I found myself and ran away
Something pulled me back
The voice of reason I forgot I had
All I know is you're not here to say
What you always used to say
But it's written in the sky tonight

So I won't give up
No I won't break down
Sooner than it seems life turns around
And I will be strong
Even if it all goes wrong
When I'm standing in the dark I'll still believe
Someone's watching over me

Seen that ray of light
And it's shining on my destiny
Shining all the time
And I wont be afraid
To follow everywhere it's taking me
All I know is yesterday is gone
And right now I belong
Took this moment to my dreams

So I won't give up
No I won't break down
Sooner than it seems life turns around
And I will be strong
Even if it all goes wrong
When I'm standing in the dark I'll still believe
Someone's watching over me

It doesn't matter what people say
And it doesn't matter how long it takes
Believe in yourself and you'll fly high
And it only matters how true you are
Be true to yourself and follow your heart

So I won't give up
No I won't break down
Sooner than it seems life turns around
And I will be strong
Even if it all goes wrong
When I'm standing in the dark I'll still believe
That I won't give up
No I won't break down
Sooner than it seems life turns around
And I will be strong
Even when it all goes wrong
When I'm standing in the dark I'll still believe
That someone's watching over
Someone's watching over
Someone's watching over me

Someone's watching over me

From: Chloe
City_State: ALpine, UT
Date: July 05, 2005
Time: 08:44 AM

To the parents of Brittany,

I didn't know Brittany, but every time i come to this site it brings a tear to my eyes.  i was a cheerleader and my coach used to coach for CA.
I want to tell you how sorry i am for your loss, you have kids never thinking that you will outlive them, and i know that it must be hard.

I want to say that what your are doing in creating the STAAR program is awesome, and i think it is amazing that you can come up with something so powerful and amazing even in a time of sadness, i hope STAAR becomes very well known and helps kids around the nation.


From: jennifer
City_State: vista,cal
Date: July 04, 2005
Time: 12:45 PM


If I had a choice an angel's what I'd be

and everything that happened I'd be there to see.


You'd be right there with me to wrap my wings around

only you would know I'm there for i wouldn't make a sound.


I'd be there protecting you and keeping you from harm

for nothing is too hard for me with my loving arms.


my friend wrote for me and I thought it would be appropriate.

From: amanda
Date: July 03, 2005
Time: 09:20 PM

Hey sweetie,

I havent wrote in a while but I come to this sight everyday at least once. I'm moving in six weeks and am going to miss seeing the tree they planted for you. I will still look here everyday though and I will never stop thinking about you as much as I do now. I just wanted to say hi and tell you I miss you sweetie.

Until we meet again my beautiful angel,


City_State: Ratrhdrum, idaho
Date: July 02, 2005
Time: 11:18 PM

hello brittany, u dunt know me but my big sister and my cousin know u! whenever i see a pic of u i say to myself i wish i looked like her!because i think that u are soooooo pretty!

dear parents of brittany curcio, i feel sorry for you! and i cant amagin what u must feel right now!

City_State: San Diego
Date: July 02, 2005
Time: 10:26 PM

dear brittany,

i've been to your website many, many times and i can't help but feel sad. i didn't know you, but it hurts to think that something like this would ever happen.

Last night three people i know got into a car accident and one didn't make it... my heart aches every second for him. since you have been there for a couple months, will you please take care of him while he enters his new life and show him around? and pray for my two other friends who are fighting for their life? they are good friends and although i would love you to meet them, we need them terribly down here. also, never forget to protect your family. i can tell they miss you so much I am sad to finally say, i know exactly how they feel.

take care.

From: Elizabeth
City_State: San Diego
Date: July 02, 2005
Time: 01:57 PM

I took those pictures at the site, and I just wanted to say your welcome. It was a nice day and people were a little more calm. Brittany's younger brother was very jittery, but he just didn't realize what was going on.

After we said a prayer for Brittany a butterfly came down. We just look at that as a sign that Brittany was there. It was very unexpected and relaxing. It was a beautiful day and I'm glad I could have participated. We all miss you Brittany and know you appreciate the tree!

We all love and miss you! ~Elizabeth

Date: July 02, 2005
Time: 12:24 PM


i miss you alot. Please look out for my friend Jake, he died last night in a car accident. Tell him we miss him and that we love him, and please ask him to take care of julia and his family. They are not doing so well. I hope you are doing good.

I love you Brittany.

City_State: San Diego
Date: July 01, 2005
Time: 11:16 PM

I just read a letter from Brittany's mom and I cried so much. I have two daughters and I can not imagine the pain. I wish I could take it away but it will be with her every day for the rest of her life.

I know that she feels she can not go on but she will because of her other children that light up her life and need her. Brittany was a sweet, bright , wonderful girl and every mom would have wanted her for a daughter.  If she needs support please e-mail me. I am here for you.