Date(s): 02/20/2016 Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gold Canyon resident Karen Perry’s tragic loss of her three children and their father when their airplane crashed into the Superstition Mountains on Thanksgiving eve almost five years ago was a shocking disaster which wrenched the hearts of the entire East Valley community and the nation.
Karen has also become a beacon of inspiration for others like herself who have, or are, undergoing family tragedy and difficult healing times. She has become an inspirational speaker, and has collaborated with author Landon J. Napoleon on a newly-published book entitled Angels 3: The Karen Perry Story. By relating her own story, she shows people that they, too, can survive the grief of unimaginable calamity, discover and sow seeds of hope, and emerge to go on with their lives.
Karen and Landon will be at the Superstition Mountain Museum on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. to sell and sign copies of the book and speak with attendees.
Fundraising is still ongoing for a planned memorial metal sculpture that will also be placed on the hill above the museum next to the Memorial Bench. The metal sculpture is being created by well-known sculptor Louis Longi and will incorporate pieces of the Perry airplane wreckage. Although spearheaded by Karen, the memorial will commemorate all of those who have lost their lives in the Superstition Mountains, in addition to her children. The modern sculpture’s flowing lines resemble a ribbon on end and has been named “The Ribbon of Life.”