You may have heard by now about the difficult events of this past week. We were surprised and pleased to hear this made the news in cities across Canada and in the United States. The city of Philadelphia in particular.
Somewhere between 10 – 11 pm last Tuesday evening (May 14th), one of the most gregarious teachers you would ever have the priviledge to meet, Ms. Megan Garven, died in a car accident. Megan was special in many ways. Specifically, she was Amber’s 3rd grade teacher and Carter’s YoungLife leader.
NBC Philadelphia News Cast Report:http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Accident-Kills-Philly-Born-Teacher-at-Dominican-School–207568191.html
Two passengers traveling with Megan, Audrey Hickman (1st grade teacher at SCS), and Gabriella Suriel (High School student – 11th grade) remain in the hospital as I write this and are recovering. Audrey has a broken clavical, fractured pelvis and ribs and will be mostly immobile as she heals up. Gabriella has a fractured vertabrae in her neck and remains in ICU under careful watch though is expected to heal.
They ladies were dropping friends off after enjoying some late evening ice cream following Fine Arts Night on our campus. Megan, was the life of every party and passioante about two things…”Loving Jesus and Having Fun” 🙂 She was 24 years old.
I’d like to ask you to pray for Megan’s parents, Cam & Mary, and her three brothers. Cam pastored 23 years in the same church and Mary has taught for many years and was an inspiration to Megan. Her oldest brother is getting married in August, youngest brother graduates high school in a few weeks, and middle brother is wrapping up his 2nd year at the same college Megan attended.
Cam & Mary are so proud of their daughter and have no regrets of her coming to the DR to teach and live Jesus out loud. Our loss is heaven’s gain. The road ahead is going to be bumpy for many staff and students as they grieve but the legacy Megan created in her short time here is one we will remember for years to come.
Love you Megan!