LUCIA CARRERA 1962-2013
It is with the most profound sorrow and unimaginable loss that Global Mission Readiness regretfully announces the passing of our dear Lucia Carrera, after succumbing to her battle with cancer. Lucia died this morning in Lima, Peru, surrounded by her family members. We are so incredibly heart-broken by this news and our prayers are with her, and her family.
I cannot express in words, how much Lucia meant to our organization. She was the life blood of GMR. She was our heart and soul. She believed in our mission with everything she was, and truly felt that we were making Peru and all of South America a safer place by our actions. Her electric smile and infectious laughter were rivaled by nobody else. She loved each of our volunteers and treated them like family. She was incredibly protective of us abroad and fought for our rights with everything she had. Lucia was with us since our inception, having served on more GMR missions than any other volunteer. As an interpreter for so many training courses, we often joked that she could actually teach on her own and that she didn’t need us anymore. Ironically, this organization actually started with her request for aid for the BEAR Rescue Team of Caraz, Peru. She has touched so many lives and she will be missed more than words can say. I know I am a better person having known her. She is in heaven right now and free from pain and suffering.
On behalf of Global Mission Readiness, please help me in honoring Maria Lucia Carrera Risco for her service to public safety around the world. Please keep her family and friends in your thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks to come.
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