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By: Na Leo Pilimehana

April 1, 2006 to April 30, 2006

From:       Jessica
City_State: Manchester, NH
Date:       April 29, 2006
Time:       11:08 AM

I don't know anything about brittany but i was looking at the worlds webpage thing and i clicked on bids and saw california allstars so i clicked on them and i saw this page about brittany.

I`m from celebrity cheer and this happened to someone from our gym too. I was reading through everything and I even starting crying. I hope you all peace and know that she will always be with you. I am sorry for your loss and I hope everything is ok.

Jessica Lachance

From:       alexa
City_State: mc .in
Date:       April 28, 2006
Time:       12:32 PM

i miss you girl

From:       katie
City_State: san marcos
Date:       April 27, 2006
Time:       04:11 PM


i was on the cheer team with her, and she was such a good cheerleader!!!! i wish she could come back and visit us today, and i just wish we could go back in time and just erase this!!!

luv ya

From:       Cecily
City_State: San Diego California
Date:       April 26, 2006
Time:       09:02 PM


I love you soo much.  My life changed when i heard the terrible news.  This year has been extremely hard for everybody. You mean so much to me! I wish you could come back to visit all of us that are filled with sorrow.

i know that you are watching over me and i am thinking of you all the time.

i miss you


From:       Megan
City_State: San Diego, CA
Date:       April 26, 2006
Time:       04:51 PM

Hi Brittany,

I have been looking around your website for the past year and even though I never knew you, I know people who did, and I still can't believe you are gone. I know one day we may meet, but until then I wanted to let
you know that my prayers are with you and your family all of the time. God bless you and your beauty & grace. See you later...

From:       Lisa Mowrey
City_State: Alpharetta, GA
Date:       April 25, 2006
Time:       01:54 AM

Star, we love you and all three girls!  

With you always, Lisa and Ryan

City_State: San Diego, Ca
Date:       April 24, 2006
Time:       11:44 PM

Brittany Brittany Brittany

today was rough

I did a good job at holding tears back most of the day but simply balled during that video.  I needed to cry...I needed to get it out. 

It was nice to see everyone especially your mom and dad.  they're both just such genuine kind hearted individuals that I simply feel grateful to have met.  I which the circumstances could have
been different, but despite that all, I am quite grateful.  I can't sleep right now.  I'm half sad because I miss you...but half excited because I'm finally eighteen in a little over 20 minutes

I've been counting down this birthday for two years now as you know =).  today as I was looking through the scrap book, I saw a picture of you in the froofie skirt of mine that I brought to school one day and you BEGGED me to wear!!! =)  It made me smile a great deal and I wrote a little note next to it saying "that's my skirt!! I remember that day!"

I love you Brittany

thank you for giving me the strength to take on the world

Star and Tony,

thank you for raising such a beautiful daughter who has taught me so many wonderful things and bettered me as a person.  Also, thank you for your genuine concern about myself and my mom.  It means a lot to have your support and I simply cannot thank you enough for that.  It means the  world to me.

Lots of love,


From:       Sadie Ovchinnikova
City_State: San Diego. CA
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Date:       April 24, 2006
Time:       10:21 PM

Dear Curcio Family,

I am really glad that I have gotten to know Star, Baylee, and Gia. You're such a strong family and by far the bravest one that I know. Just by this site and peoples' comment's about Brittany it feels that I have gotten to know her and been her friend just as long as everyone else has.

I just cant believe it has been a year, but a long and painful one for a lot of people. Right now I am thinking of what it would be like to have Brittany back for one more day so everyone could at least tell her goodbye or try to do something to stop her from her accident.

Just remember that nobody is perfect and ever will be. We all make mistakes and you cant really blame us or anyone for them. Well I wish that I could have came to the events on Brittany's one year anniversary of her passing.

Hope to see you soon with the rest of your family.

You are the reason why everyone can get through these hard days.

Lots of Love to all of you

Sadie Ovchinnikova

Date:       April 24, 2006
Time:       07:06 PM

darling angel.

today is one year since the day we all got the horrible news.  today was a hard, but beautiful day.

we are sad to know your gone, but glad to know that you've happily been living up with the angels and god himself of course.

me and some friends made shirts and wore them to school today.  with pink bows in our hair in your honor.  the shirts had your picture on them of course.

im sad that we had to say good bye one year ago, but glad that its sooner and sooner until ill see you

may you rest in peace<3
we love you.

stay strong curico/mumma family<3 know she's happy and glad you guys are doing well.


From:       Megan
Date:       April 24, 2006
Time:       05:44 PM

Wow, it's incredibly hard to believe that it's been one year. Brittany, everyone misses you so much it hurts me more and more each time i think that you aren't here with us anymore. It doesn't even seem like it's been a day since your accident let alone a year. I have to drive by your accident site every day just to get to school, home and other places I need to go. It tears me up inside so much I can't stand to look at it without getting tears in my eyes.

I miss you so much Brittany, more than you can ever imagine. This is the worst feeling ever, to lose a friend at such a young age. No one should ever have to go through that. I can't even begin to think how hard it must be for your family. I pray for you and them everyday. But I know that your watching over them to keep them safe. You were perfect, you didn't deserve this, why did it have to be you Brittany?

I have a candle burning for you and I'll keep it burning throughout the night.  I drove by your site the other day and the sun was shining and it looked so beautiful, I couldn't help but smile and with tears welling up in my eyes I knew that you were here with us living peacefully in heaven.

You changed so many peoples lives brittany, I just wish you could've done it in a different way

RIP, god bless. We love and miss you

City_State: RB
Date:       April 24, 2006
Time:       05:10 PM

it was one year ago that you passed on and i miss you so much. i went to gymnastics with you and alyssa i just wanted to tell you how much i miss you and GOD BLESS you and your family!!!! 


From:       Shari  Johnson
City_State: Michigan City
Date:       April 24, 2006
Time:       02:13 PM


As difficult as it is for me to sit here and write this it does not compare to what you must be going through today, Star....I wish that I could be there with you to put my arms around you and help you get through this day.  Please remember we are always here for you!  Though miles and miles away our thoughts and prayers are always with you and the girls!  We continue to wear our Brittany bracelets everyday and not a day goes by without Brittany being apart of our lives too! 

Star I cannot tell you everything is going to be "ok" or "that time will heal" or "that I know how you feel"...sometimes I really do not know what to say to you because I have no answers for you and only God knows why things happen like they do and someday all of this will make sense to all of us!  I will always be here for you!  I wish I could take away all the pain you and the girls are feeling and make things better for you!  You must try to stay strong and continue to go on honoring Brittany's spirit!!  I am sure she is smiling her beautiful smile today feeling especially proud of everything you did in her honor today!  The courage and strength it took you to plan the activities and make sure each precise detail is what Brittany would want just shows how strong you are!

To all of Brittany's friends and family--we here in Michigan City send out a big hug to each of you today!  Stay strong and surround yourselves with those that love you!!

From:       kristen
City_State: poway, ca
Date:       April 24, 2006
Time:       11:40 AM

brittany star,

wow one year has passed by so fast and i know for some people it seems like only yesterday you tragically lost your life. but today brings something brighter. your memory and how you had a major effect on people.

your light and your accident has been embedded in my head forever and so has what happened to me the night of april 3, 2006. you and my other friends who have lost their lives one way or another were watching me and keeping me and my friends safe during my car accident. i thank you.

from the bottom of my heart birttany, you are more than just another angel, you are a blessing. even though i didnt know you on earth, i hope someday when i get to heaven, i can become close with you. i see your family and how strong they are. that's because of you brittany.

keep them safe, keep their hearts open, fill them with joy when they think of you and most of all, greet them gently when they finally get back to you. goodbyes are hello's just waiting to happen again. you are always remembered in our hearts and prayers.

rest in peace
brittany star curcio.
april 24, 2005

kristen clark
"your in the arms of the angels,
may you find some comfort there"

From:       Tamara Zakharia
Date:       April 24, 2006
Time:       11:01 AM

I never knew Brittany personally, but I knew she was there....I saw her at church and school. She always seemed happy, and from what I hear she was.

Today on the one year anniversary of her death, I sit back and reflect on what could have been,....for yesterday would have been her Confirmation, I sat quietly as I saw her parents shed silent tears and as her group members sit in a silent reverence, knowing and thinking that she should have been there with them too.

I offer my condolences to family and friends, and I just want to let you know that she will always be in my prayers.

God Bless You and may you rest in peace Brittany Star Curcio.

You are the angel that watches from above.

RBHS '05
San Rafael Parish Confirmation Class '03

From:       Laura & Family
City_State: Rancho Bernardo, California
Date:       April 23, 2006
Time:       11:26 PM

1 Year.....1 year of tears, emptiness, sorrow, and memories. 1 year of meals, sleepovers, school days, holidays, laughter, trials, triumphs, life without your smiles, giggles, squeals, and phone calls...It's hard and it hurts, just as much as the day we got the initial call, the day our lives changed.

We sat in your church today, the day you would've been confirmed. It was beautiful, but not complete. They had a very touching memorial for you. Alyssa did a great job, she wore a locket with your picture in it, you would be - excuse me, are proud. And yet after every name called, we waited with anticipation to hear the priest say, Brittany Curcio.... We are so proud of Alyssa, but we all felt your absence. A very special day with a very special girl on our hearts.

You know that your mom and my relationship has been strained. It hurts on many levels. You also know how much I love you, your family and how much a part of our lives you have been for more than 13 years. We have always been close, no matter what. You and Morgan were like sisters and she still thinks of you that way.

There is no rule book to guide us through parenthood nor a situation as devastating as this...I think we all do the best we can at that given moment and yet, like life the moments change, the circumstances change and we try, try to do what is best or in some circumstances, all we can... sometimes we love deeply in obvious ways and sometimes we love deeply from a far...

Most importantly, GOD knows our hearts, our thoughts, our cries and our prayers. God knows that my heart aches for your family. My thoughts are happy memories of you. Our cries are in sadness that you are not here with us in a way we can see and understand. Our prayers, our most intimate and important prayers are for LOVE, PEACE, and HARMONY in Jesus name. In our hearts, minds, bodies and soul.

I asked Morgan last night to give me 5 adjectives that would best describe you and this is what she said (without hesitation) Happy, Bubbly, Loving, Caring & Beautiful. Which is exactly the way I remember you and emulate you. The best way to honor you is to be those things, always, ESPECIALLY when it's uncomfortable.

God tells us to love without ceasing. To make a connection with loved ones and Christ our Lord, that all else is not as important. Our connection with the holy one and the loved ones in our lives far surpasses anything that this life has to offer.

So I urge you, to step outside the box, step outside your comfort zone and make amends. Tell someone you know, someone of value, that you care for them, even love them. It's what God would want, it's what God expects and it's what is best for everyone including you. 

We love you Brittany. You never failed to tell me just that, at the end of our conversations. I am grateful you had the courage to say such wonderful, loving things to me and those who were close to your heart.

God is Great, God is good and sometimes, God humbles us...

Amen, and I love you, our beautiful butterfly!

Laura Jeanne (Morgan, Cameron & Erin too)

From:       Amanda
City_State: Escondido,CA
Date:       April 23, 2006
Time:       10:55 PM

I'm still waiting for the news,
That she's gone and never coming back.
I can't go on because the strength I had is gone
And I find it hard to get out of bed.

Tomorrow is the big day and you will be on my mind and in my heart, as you always are.  you are so loved and so missed, and you will NEVER be forgotten.  I love you so much Brittany, you have made such an amazing impact on my life, I'm forever grateful.

you truly are an Angel.

Rest In Peace Beautiful.

Date:       April 23, 2006
Time:       10:28 PM

hi brittany,

i cant stay up on the computer till 2:30, so i decided to write to you now.  i am going to stay up till 2:30 tonight though.  i cant believe its been a year in like 4 hours. ='[

we miss you very much, and your family cant wait till they see you again. tomorrow there are a lot of events planned in remembrance of you, im going to be at your accident site tomorrow at 6 for the butterfly let going. i go by your tree a lot, a lot of people do. i just finally downloaded the "flying with angels" song on my limewire, i love the song. i cant imagine how much pain&sadness your family is going through right now, but we all know they will get through it and make everything the best.

we miss you brittany so much, and we all cant wait to see you soon.<3


From:       Mary
Date:       April 23, 2006
Time:       08:07 PM

My heart is with Brittany's family and friends on the one year anniversary of her passing. I hope you all continue to find the strength and courage to go on each day without her. May she always live on in your hearts. <3

From:       bree
City_State: murrieta, california
Date:       April 23, 2006
Time:       06:25 PM

wow =( I cannot believe its a year tomorrow! =*( Star,you are a VERY STRONG mom!! Tomorrow it will be a year and whenever any of us see a butterfly just KNOW that its Brittany here with us just like she always is and will be. I dont know how im going to get through tomorrow....actually the only way ill be getting through tomorrow is knowing that Brittany made it! she made it in heaven and she's there watching over us all right this moment and second and now and forever! she will always be with us.


( I hope your having a blast up there in Heaven!!)


From:       Rebecca Wilner
City_State: Monterey Bay, California
Date:       April 22, 2006
Time:       06:26 PM

I just re-read a comment I wrote here a few weeks ago and i accidentally mis-spelled a word that makes the entire part come out very wrong form how I meant it to come out.

i wrote:

"I imagine this might be what it is like for your family.  Your mother is a woman I now look up to.  I only met her and the rest of your family a few times but they are not a part of me.  You are with me every step that I take and every decision I have to make.  I will be 22 in August and will be graduating from my University in 34 days.  My life is so precious and I have learned that tomorrow is not guaranteed"


where it says: "but they are not a part of me"

should say....

"but they are now a part of me"

From:       Donna Sabet
City_State: San Clemente, CA
Date:       April 21, 2006
Time:       03:28 PM

Dear Starlene,

I feel bad I have been such a terrible correspondent, having promised to meet you and failing to garner my courage, etc. But, you have  been on my mind a great deal lately as spring brings us close to our anniversary dates. I was on Brittany's site today knowing that you are one month ahead of us, and saw what you have planned. I am amazed at your courage. I truly don't think I would be able to go through that on the anniversary day, at least not in front of others. The anniversary of Jill's death falls on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend. I have a feeling we will be looking for a hole to hide in. On a personal emotional level, I don't think I'm doing very well. I hardly ever leave my house anymore unless I have to. Seems like when I make the effort, half the time my car won't start from just having sat there unused in my garage for days on end.

I'm not a total recluse, yet. People do come to us and if my husband drives, I will go out. I just feel uncomfortable in the world, like I don't belong anymore, as if I'm an alien from another planet or something. I can't figure out how all these other creatures around me can go through all the seemingly pointless motions of life in the same way they used to, in the same way I used to, as if anything makes any sense. I am especially aware of this feeling when I'm out there by myself, and yet there are so few bereaved parents in my close by vicinity, there is no one to "sort of hold my hand" and be a buffer when I'm doing what I've started thinking of as plugging into the matrix that is the world of non-bereaved parents.

I'm at least glad to tell you that we've been trying to do something positive, and I know that Brittany has friends who are interested in similar efforts to change things, so I wanted to share it with you. Some of Jill's friend came to us a few months ago and urged us to get this JourneySafe organization going that we set up a while ago. They reminded us that even though it would be emotionally a lot easier for us to wait another year, that most of her peer group will be gone to college by that time, so we needed to move ahead. They pleaded, had all these great ideas, promised they would do all the work. It didn't occur to us, then, that they sounded the same way kids do when they beg and plead for a puppy, promising to take the little critter for walks, clean up all the messes, etc.

Now, two months later and knee deep in doggy doo, here we are, having put hours and hours into the JourneySafe outreach program of the Gillian Sabet Memorial Foundation. It drains me, but for now, like a job, it means I do have to get out of bed in the morning ... even though most days I work in my p.j.s until 3:00 or 4:00.

Our primary goal is to make is make the public aware that almost 2/3 of all teen automobile accident related fatalities occur as a result of "dumb, young driver stuff, distraction, poor choices, etc." even though the 1/3 drug and alcohol related fatalities keep getting all the attention.  We intend to change public attitudes, especially among teens by creating a buddy-system mentality in which concerned kids (most who know and care about a teen who has lost their life in one of these accidents) pledge to become not just more responsible drivers, but better, more aware passengers and pals, committed to helping their friends make good choices (behind the wheel and in life in general), and even when someone else is driving, to help reduce distractions and bad decisions that all too often result in fatal crashes.

Our first major fund-raising event is a walk-a-thon on June 10th. We've been surprised at the response we've already gotten ... have already surpassed our goals, in terms of participants and dollars we hoped to raise, but the need is great, as you know, so we're trying to get people everywhere involved.

At the event, we will be putting up placards for other youths who have lost their lives in similar tragedies. We'd like for you and Brittany's dad to give permission for us to include her. On the event day, or by corresponding with us, participants can make the JourneySafe pledge in loving memory of Brittany or Jill, or Jon or whichever teen is most special to them. They will take home that pledge card and a lanyard as reminders of their commitment. We will honor these special "fallen too early" teens with placards and descriptions which will be placed around the track at the event and mentioned periodically throughout the entire two hours by our announcers, and then later, their names and stories will be placed on a special page in our website.

I know this is a lot to assimilate. (And at a difficult time) But I hope you'll consider it.  Jill's website has been updated with a direct link to the new JourneySafe website at where you can find out all the information. People can register on line, make tax deductible donations with their credit cards, inquire about sponsoring the event if they have a business, all that stuff.  We're all in the same boat. Since it's all we can do, we all want to help prevent these tragedies from happening to others. We just need to pool our resources.

Please check out the website and spread the word.

If there is a group of Brittany's friends that might like to come and walk in her honor, perhaps carry a banner, or wear special Brittany or STARR T-Shirts, we will find a way to safely put them up overnight and introduce them to our group of JourneySafe kids, (Jill's friends) who would love to know them and share their common purpose. If anyone who loved Brittany wants to be involved in a bigger way, let me know and we'll figure out a way to help each other.

If nothing more, I hope it will just be okay for us to place Brittany's name on a placard to honor her memory. But this is up to you. I will wait for you to let me know. If so, maybe you would also please send me a line or two you'd like for us to say about her and/or on your behalf, etc. for the announcer who will talk about her at the event and for us to place on the website when we put up the section honoring these additional teens.

Warmest thoughts and prayers,

Donna Sabet &

From:       kathy laframboise
City_State: anna ohio
Date:       April 20, 2006
Time:       04:22 PM

Brittany ^I^ beautiful angel -  you will never be for gotten---dance with all your angel friends. i know you are with Jesus but that doesn't stop the pain of you being missed down here --with your precious family-

they love you so so much   keep smiling that beautiful smile-  -

morgan piatt aunt kathy

From:       lynn vazquez
City_State: eastlake ca
Date:       April 20, 2006
Time:       07:26 AM

Hey girly girl,


You have been very heavy on my mind and thinking about in just a couple of days that it will be one year later that you got your calling.  I still find it very hard to believe that this happened, you were so full of life, and we all wonder why ?????

Something we will never understand one thing is for sure; no one will be spared and we will all get to see you again someday, and at times it makes it easier to know that there is a "BRIGHT STAR" at the end of the tunnel.

Your father & I made you an Easter basket I filled everyone's the same and your dad sewed your stuffed animal to your basket, it was so funny in the end I finished it, we stayed up so late thinking about you and remembering what you all did last Easter.  I couldn't sleep all night just thinking about how I wish you would have been here to help me make the kids baskets.  I know we would have had so much fun.

I miss you girly girl make your presence visible so we can hug you.  Well got to get to work your Father & Mother, brothers and sisters miss they're doodle bucket.

Love You Girly Girl

Date:       April 19, 2006
Time:       01:09 PM

It's hard to believe we are a few short days from the one year anniversary...of the day we lost a very precious little lady.

Brittany as well as her family and friends are constants in my prayers and always in my thoughts. I continue to mourn for Brittany and for those who miss her so much. The pain and reality is just as fresh today as it was that fateful day.

She will always be missed and will never be forgotten.

God bless you all.

From:       Amanda Margraves
City_State: Albion,Michigan
Date:       April 15, 2006
Time:       09:42 PM

I did not know Brittany ..but for the past couple of days I have been reading this website, the myspace pages and all the things people have done for this girl and it is truly beautiful how much someone can love one another.

I just wanted to say to her parents, family & friends that I'm very very sorry she had to go so soon but God needed more Angels in heaven.

I've had not too long ago 3 friends pass away in car accidents and I can honestly say I know how her friends and family feel.  Brittany was a VERY beautiful girl...simply gorgeous & I know she is watching down on every last one of you and SMILING for all of the things that everyone has done for her. The sweet 16 pictures were truly touching and it looked like it was a beautiful get-together.

Stay strong & Brittany Curcio you're very missed! And you have a lot of people who loved you.  I know I don't know you or any of your family or friends but I wish the best for them in this hard time...

"Gone but never forgotten"

Rest In Heavenly Peace


From:       Ramon Hernandez
City_State: San Clemente, California
Date:       April 11, 2006
Time:       06:49 PM

My best friend was killed in a car accident on the way to Prom last year, and as a result we've started up a non-profit organization which promotes teen driving safety. This year we are putting on a walk-a-thon to kick start our organization and we would like some help in raising funds,

Would you like to help? If you are interested you can log on to and once doing so you can find out much more detailed information about the organization. We are dealing with much of the same pain of losing someone very close to us and so anything to help even slightly to keep more teens alive would be gladly appreciated. Please check out the web site.


From:       Rebecca Wilner
City_State: Monterey Bay, California
Date:       April 15, 2006
Time:       09:33 AM


I'm trying to write a tribute to you, but words will not come out. There is absolutely no way to make sense of this situation.  Yesterday 4/14) would have been my best friend's older sister's 24th birthday.  Lisa Stoefen.  Have you met her?  She was an angel on earth and now an angel in Heaven.  I talk to my best friend all the time and bringing up her name is so painful.  I want to talk about her life and how much she meant to us all, but the pain it brings Jenny is just heart breaking. 

I imagine this might be what it is like for your family.  Your mother is a woman I now look up to.  I only met her and the rest of your family a few times but they are not a part of me.  You are with me every step that I take and every decision I have to make.  I will be 22 in August and will be graduating from my University in 34 days.  My life is so precious and I have learned that tomorrow is not guaranteed.

Brittany, I truly wish you knew how much your death has impacted my life.  I have a picture of you and Lisa in my car (Lisa died of an alcohol related car accident).  I see your picture everyday of my life.  I will carry your message in my heart and will pass your memory down to my children.  I pass out your flyers still at my University.  I talk about you to friends.  Just last week I had to physically fight my friends for their car keys when they said they are ok to drive-they had several alcoholic drinks that night at a party.  I drank nothing because personally now, I do not enjoy it that much.  I drove them home and everyone got home safely. 

I think there is a little part in my brain that is you telling me what is right and wrong.  Thank you for always telling me the right decision.  We will never forget you Brittany and you are saving so many lives.  You have saved the life of a stranger several times.


Rebecca Wilner

From:       Laura
City_State: Spring, Texas
Date:       April 15, 2006
Time:       03:11 AM

i didn't know brittany but i found her site from CA's website and i just wanted to say i am very sorry for your loss.

she was a very beautiful girl and i know its almost been a year and just keep strong through the hard times. i know she's watching down on all of her family and friends and loves each of you very much.

reading all of the messages and letters from the family and friends brings tears to my eyes because i can tell she was loved dearly and that she was a wonderful girl and one bad decision took all that away. i know everyone misses her bunches.

stay strong im sure she would want you too...

<3 Laura

From:       unknown
City_State: san diego
Date:       April 12, 2006
Time:       01:57 PM

Dear Brittany & family,

I came across this website but I didn't know Brittany. My best wishes go out to all her friends and family because I too know how it is to lose a loved one. One of my really close friends since kindergarten passed away 3 months ago. We were like brother and sister. All our teachers said we fought like brother and sister. After I found out he passed away a part of me just went away and i don't think i'll ever be the same.

I cried my eyes out to the point where I couldn't cry anymore. I knew him for more than half my life and I love him and miss him dearly. During his funeral, me and other close friends spoke during the services and it was so hard to try and hold back the tears. he had this smile that just made ur day, just like Brittany's.

He was never mad or sad or said anything bad about any1. Every1 loved him. There is not a day when I don't think about him or miss him. But I now know that him and brittany are beautiful angels watching over us.



From: Miss Pinto

City_State: San Diego, CA

Date: April 10, 2006

Time: 05:31 PM



i just wanted to say ... that i miss you again britt... and i can't believe its almost been a year. wow. brit star curcio i love you girly and miss you very much and i know you'll be waiting for me!! just so you know there isn't a day that i don't think about you... i know we weren't very close but the times we did hang out, those memories i will never forget and they will be with me forever. you were sooo much fun to be around. i love you! and miss you so much!


From: Miss Pinto

City_State: San Diego, CA

Date: April 10, 2006

Time: 05:26 PM


BRITTANY... i miss you so much!! i think about you all the time!! i just wanted to say i miss seeing your happy face!! your such a sweetheart britt... i miss your girly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxoxoxox i can still remember the day when i drove you and ash around her neighborhood. haha that was a fun day! i love yeah!!


From: Shannon

City_State: dallas texas (from San Diego)

Date: April 10, 2006

Time: 07:33 AM


Hi Star,

I found Brittany's site about a week ago. The song "Flying with Angels" keeps entering my head. I felt compelled to write something to you.


I just wanted you to know that this tragedy has deeply affected me. I shared this site with my daughter and her two best friends to let them see how one wrong decision can turn out so badly. They will be starting junior high next year I'm getting prepared for what's to come. Scary that they will be driving in 4 short years.


It is obvious after reading some of the others posts here that Brittany's life did not end in vain. I just wanted you to know that there is yet another person out there sending you prayers everyday. Every time I see a butterfly now...I know I will think of your beautiful daughter.


May God bring you and your family comfort in the days ahead.




From: Nancy Reuber Castro

City_State: Santa Clara, Ca

Date: April 07, 2006

Time: 05:35 PM


Tony, Basil, Jeri -


I was saddened to run across this site and hear about Brittany. My heart goes out to your entire family.


Nancy Reuber Castro (a friend of Laurie's at Knapp School)

From: Elyse Najera

City_State: San Diego Ca

Date: April 07, 2006

Time: 11:53 AM


This letter is to Brittany's family, and especially to her mother Star.


I first want to start this by saying that since the day I found out Brittany had left us, there has not been a day since, that I don't think atleast once about her and her family.


I met Brittany through my younger brother Logan. He and Brittany were very close. When I first met Brittany, my first impression was, BEAUTIFUL!!! Those eyes were so BRIGHT!!! And she was so kind.


I am much older then Brittany, I am almost 21 now. And I too am a mother. I had a child very young, and after giving birth to my little angel, Justus, I came to live in San Diego with my mom and my brother Logan. I struggled very hard to try to become a mommy at such a young age, stay in school, and to keep a full time job all at once. I was in a constant battle with myself, and my younger brother helped me so much. He would miss school sometimes, and miss hanging out with his friends, just to help me with babysitting. Well, your sweet Brittany would come over and help Logan watch Justus, just so that he could finish his homework, or just to keep him company. She adored my daughter, and was always so good with her. Brittany was around for the first two years of Justus' life. And after that I would see Brittany around town here and there, or at a school event, or with my brother, and she would always ask about Justus. Most of the time Justus would be with me, and if you could have only seen the way my little girls eyes would light, when she saw Brittany!!!! Very cute!!! I always wanted to thank her for being such a good fiend to my little brother, and for helping out so much. I don't think she ever knew how much it meant to me. I think Brittany understood though, that it must have been hard for me, to be a mother at 16, and not an average teenage girl. Which is why I think she would help out so much. I wish I would have said how I felt.


I also wanted to let you know about a personal experience I had. I don't share this with many, because it is not something to be proud of. I never even spoke on this subject, up until two years ago. I have found a part of me, not all of me, but a part of me that has learned to accept this. When I was only 14 I too was a cheerleader, and very involved with sports. My best friend Johannah, who I had grown up with, and another friend of mine Paula, had a sleep over at my house. We had a parade to march in the following Saturday. Now, Johannah and Paula were both a year or two older then me (Johannah 16, Paula 16), but still my closest friends. That night we were invited to a party that was being held way out in the country. So, we snuck out, and took Paula's car to go. We stayed at the party for several hours, and all of us had a bit to drink. I had the least amount, and I felt that I was sober. Johannah was throwing up at the party, and Paula could barely walk. I had only had one beer. I had decided at about 1:30 am, that I wanted to go home. Neither of them would drive, and I had no license and had only driven my dad's car around the block a few times, so i didn't want to drive either. Well, after the pressure of many friends telling me it would be fine, and me just wanting to be cool, I drove. I think by now you know where this story is going. After only driving for less then 10 minutes, I was struck (T-Boned) by a Truck driver who had fallen asleep. I was trapped in that car with my two best friends for almost 30 minutes before the paramedics and ploice could get me out. I watched my best friend lay there dying, and she was trying so hard to breathe, and she couldn't, I could not help her, and my friend Paula in the back seat was screaming my name. These horrible images get much worse, and I do not wish to share them with you. But the result of that accident left my friend Paula paralyzed from the waist down, my best friend Johannah was dead on arrival, and me, I walked away with a fractured ankle and a cracked


After i gave birth to my daughter Justus, that experience became so much harder for me to accept. The thought that I had been involved, in taking away somebody's little girl, made it hard for me to even look at my own. I prayed really hard for a long time, I would even feel guilty for asking god to protect my daughter from any harm, and two years ago on June 14th, I was praying at Johannah's grave, I was praying so hard. Then out of somewhere, this warm feeling that I had never felt before came over me. I don't know if it was her, or God, or both, but from that day on, my heart has a feeling of comfort when I think about it. I can breathe again, and I have learned to appreciate every last thing in this world.


When Brittany passed, her story made my stomach turn, and I couldn't help but ask god why? That is all of our biggest question!!! WHY??? Her story brought me back to mine. I went to her funeral service, along with my brother Logan, and my daughter Justus. I could not speak. I wanted to talk to you and your family so bad, but I couldn't. I made eye contact with you Star, before the service, you were in the car arriving, with so many pictures of Brittany in the back seat, as I was trying to change my little girl's shoes, and fix her dress. Your eyes were the saddest eyes I had ever seen. I looked away, because I didn't want you to think I was staring. Then I looked at Justus, and I started to cry so hard I was sobbing out loud. I thought to myself, God, I never want to have those eyes that I saw in you that day. During the service, Justus kept pointing at Brittany's pictures and saying "Mommy, I know her!! Mommy remember Brittany." And all I could tell her was, "Yes, hunny, I will always remember Brittany." A woman came up to me and Justus after the service, as we were looking at some more pictures, she was Brittany's grandmother. At the time I didn't know. She came up and started talking with my daughter justus. They were talking about Brittany, and how pretty she was. Then when I went to take Justus home, the woman said to me, "Im Brittany's grandmother, thank you for coming. Your daughter has beautiful big eyes. If they weren't brown, they would look just like Brittany's."


I am sorry if this letter has upset you in any way. I have been wanting so badly to tell you that your daughter was a beautiful little angel, and I am so sorry for all the pain you must be feeling. I want to let you know that I could never be as strong as you are. If I were in your shoes, well.....I just can't say, but YOU ARE A STRONG WOMAN, AND YOU HAVE A STRONG FAMILY.


My daughter has kept a picture of Brittany in her room since the week she left us. I now live in Northern California, and I visit my family in San Diego often. Every time I do, I always leave flowers at her site. My fiancÚ and I are getting married end of this year, and we plan to have another child within the next two years. I wanted you to know that we have decided that if we have a girl, we will be naming her Johannah Star Johnson.


My prayers will always be with you. Please stay strong, and know that there are people who care.


Love Always,





City_State: ANNA OHIO

Date: April 05, 2006

Time: 09:10 PM












From: Jenna

City_State: San diego

Date: April 02, 2006

Time: 06:37 PM




I am so sorry what happened!!


Family and friends i am so sorry i know how all of you feel. My sister died 6 years ago. I feel so sad about what happened to Brittany i really want to learn more about her. So if anybody can will you send me emails about her my email is email me any time you want.


From: Daddy

City_State: Escondido Ca

Date: April 02, 2006

Time: 08:13 PM


My Dearest Brittany,


I Love You & Miss You So Much!!!


Every day goes by so slow and yet it has been almost a year since I last hugged you and you hugged me... We said I love you and just knew the next day we would see each other again. I need your hugs and kisses.






From: Cat

City_State: Melbourne, Australia

Date: March 29, 2006

Time: 08:27 PM


I am so very sorry for what happened to your beautiful daughter, sister and friend Brittany.


I did not know her, but I have been looking at all the gorgeous photos of her and I feel so sad. A year before Brittany died, almost to the exact date, a girl from my school, Sheree Gatt died in a car accident with two other boys, because they were joyriding in one of their parents' cars. The saddest thing is that stuff like this keeps happening.


Please visit to remember this beautiful girl. Rest in Peace Brittany and Sheree, please look after all your loved ones left behind.


Missing you beautiful girls. xoxoxoxo

From: Brittney

City_State: irving,texas

Date: March 29, 2006

Time: 10:53 PM


Hi, i found this site and it caught me and i am really sorry about what has happened. i cant imagine how y'all are doing it but you all seem really strong and that's great.


i am REALLY SORRY it happened to y'all. but yeah also i wanted to say thanks for making this site hopefully from any one seeing y'alls beautiful family member who did not deserve this they will think twice on what they do that they probably shouldn't be doing.


also i hope things go smoothly for y'all and my hearts out to yall FULLY!!


Remember i am here for y'alls whole family!